So I do his interview to hype things up? keke. Actually I am happy today.
NaDa vs July Winner Interview
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Q: Feelings for advancing to Ro4?
A: I have never felt this anxious/nervous for such a long time. I do not even know how long have I not felt such feelings. When I win I kept on thinking, did I really just win?
Q: 1st 2 matches you won easily.
A: I thought today I could perform a 3-0 victory. It will be 3-0 as long as I take down the 1st match, even if I lost the 1st match it will be 3-1 victory. However, during the 3rd match I actually did a low level mistake, not scouting.
Selected strategy and spawning locations are good, but I did not see opponent's hellion coming out of base. After I saw my spawn location which are all in the correct location, I feel ladyluck is blessing me.
Q: Today matches strategy are similar
A: I saw many comments from friends on the internet. They say my matches contain aggressive elements, extremely entertaining. Even if I lose I will still see good comments for my play. I love these comments. Without these comments I will never be able to take down today's matches.
Q: You have a match with Nada after 2 years, feelings?
A: Both of us should be pretty excited about this. We trained very hard after all, and result in panda eyes. In SC1, I lose alot, thus in SC2 I hope I can win him.
Q: In 4th matches, do u notice not the small passage between the 2 barracks?
A: I do not know about this. If I knew, I could have won alot easier. Main thing is, after losing the 3rd round I felt a little bit at loss. In addition, 4th match bunker rush I defended poorly. Key factor in winning the 5th match is due to having adjusted my mental condition.
Q: Not using late game units on purpose?
A: Ultralisk is really not good. Even if I max out 200 food count on ultralisk, it is hard to win. Analysing Nada I have realised he love doing a Timing All-In. So I have decided to specifically counter against his unit's mobility. Against other player I may choose other strategy.
Q: MC said between July and Nada, whoever wins will enter the Finals.
A: I totally agreed with MC! Now I cannot see other opponent, only MC. Although in Ro32 I lose to MC, but at the finals I WILL LAUGH TILL THE END.
Q: MC said to win the finals, a zerg opponent will be the best bet.
A: Indeed, due to ZvP matchup. I can only sigh.
The races characteristic is wierd. A 200/200 maxed out engage basically Protoss could have won with just a net loss of 30 food count units. Then another push from Protoss Zerg would have KO. Zerg is too fragile. ZvP is indeed hard to fight.
Q: Next match could be Lyn or MarineKing
A: Lyn is famous @ War3, so I want to play a match against him. I have not fought him yet, I will win lyn to advance the semifinals, in the end everything will play out according to my script and I will win the finals.
Q: Alot of audience from SC1 wished today's victor would go to the Finals and win. Are you confident?
A: During group selection I have said that I have climbed from the lowest point. I will let everyone know how did I climbed to this place. I have the capabilities to advance from Code A to Code S Ro4, what is so difficult about going into the Finals? On the contary, I feel entering the Finals would make my mental condition even more stable.
Q: As of now, Zerg who advances to Ro8 take the finals.
A: There is alot differences between the past and now. Compared to last time, now racial balance is much better. But after hearing this I feel I must take the finals. Now I can only think being champion.
Q: Feel any 'Champion' Omen incoming?
A: Today, when I washed my hair, I think back of the past. Suddenly I thought of...should I dye my hair red again? Still, I feel now and the past there is some differences, now I am at the stage of climbing 1 step at a time.
Q: Last words?
A: Yesterday I discussed alot with my teammates, thank deeply for them. Many players accompanied me to train. Especially Clide whom I eliminated in Ro16, still he sincere helped me in training. Finally, I want to thank my coach.
I will write his Ro16 Interview in short while. Anyway I find little people is translating, so if any1 need any translation, you can pm me .
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Q: All the 3 matches are 2 base expand first.
A: I find today's map I have to expand first in order to have a chance to win.
Q: In 2nd match it might be better off to throw some banelings into opponent's worker's crowd.
A: I used it before during practice, but it is not effective. Anyway I should take the game during the 1st push, because subsequent push it is already meaningless.
Q: 3rd time perfectly defended against opponent marine drops
(Direct translation, it might mean 3rd match instead of 3rd time)
A: This move I have seen it many times, to me it is not any critical move. Massing more units then engage would be better. I feel my base would not be destroyed, therefore as long as mutalisk is able to come out, I should be able to defend it.
Q: Who do you wish for as Ro8 opponent?
A: Personally I wished it would be Nada. However in order to take the finals I feel Check would be a little bit better. It is not due to Check is weaker, it is just that ZvT is harder to play than ZvZ.
Q: This is a good chance to recover your reputation
A: Amongst all the SC1 champions, I am the last to got into Ro8. However, I want to be the 1st to become the champion. I wished to hear from everyone that my transition from SC1 to SC2 is a right decision. My transition is not due to recovering my reputation, it is to become the champion.
Q: Feelings for new booth?
A: Very good. I feel I could be put to sleep from the music. Even without the soundproof wall, I can't hear clearly from the audience's shouting.
Q: Last Words?
A: Thanks to my training partners. Due to their help that I am able to achieve victory today.
I want to talk about something... regarding today Up and Down match. So if you do not want spoilers, do not read?
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I come to watch Korea SC because I saw tribute video of BoxeR in youtube. But I start watching in mid - end 2009 and at that time BoxeR already not playing.. I just keep waiting.
Then this year by chance I saw the news he played SC2, I am so happy, because finally I can watch him play and I tink deep inside I want to see him owning . However, he just keep lose and lose. Only win against some random player, but lose against all good player 0-3 0-2 0-3. It is quite heartbreaking. I didnt see any wonderful play.
But today it is different! Although he lose, but today his game I really feel, all 3 games from him is different! I felt the feeling I want to feel since 2 years ago! Today 1st round I thought it is going to be another 0-2 with really bad play from him. But then suddenly he just make a comeback with thors and good micro! The feeling is so good! Then he won the 2nd match with showcase of really good micro with marines and keep on attacking. This is the 1st time I saw BoxeR being offensive. So offensive and from the game I feel opponent is lost and panic.
Not only he win it nicely on 2nd round, but the 3rd round he is putting up a very good fight even though he is behind. Ah...I am so touched today. Finally saw his micro after waiting so long.
Yes, it is sad to see him drop to Code A, but I feel it might not be a bad thing. I feel he is not ready for code S yet, maybe just train at code A first. Then hopefully next time he will come back to Code S as a better player! BoxeR Fighting!
Aha! Do you see Zenio face after he win?