Ouch, joining an Idra-Fan-club is like saying: "I like to lick the sweat off a man's stinking butt", Idra is nothing but an over privileged American kid, the only reason he got accepted for in a proteam is his exotic Status as a foreigner.
A Korean amateur with his performance would have never been accepted, hell, Greg didn't even win a Courage tournament, and there are Koreans who did get their license for themselves but are not drafted into a proteam.
After failing to make any significant splash in SC: BW, Idra is now trying to become the King of SC2: WoL, but I doubt it will happen, anyways I will happily grab a beer and pop some corn seeing him going down in flames.
That being said, I love to hate Idra. GG
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Ursadon-n-Pals United States. July 28 2010 02:01. Posts 918
Holy crap. An interview released today on CNN with IdrA. What a baller. Look, everyone should respect IdrA for the high level play and the dedication he has shown to stay and survive in Korea on CJ Entus. Blunt, yes, but it sure as hell entertaining.
Nothing worth having comes easy.
xenom00t United States. July 28 2010 02:04. Posts 162
I'm always conflicted in fandom for idrA. He's a good guy and funny at that. I have nothing against him personally in the least. All the interviews he gives with Artosis and others are really good and feel totally different than his forum/in-game persona. He works really hard at something he loves, and that's something totally to respect.
But I think his "say whatever he thinks" mentality is a double-edged sword. As long as he's winning, it's fine, but sportsmanship is still a big part of sports. I don't know if it's good to move esports like Starcraft towards Wrestling style antics as opposed to respecting the game and respecting our opponents.
Obviously on the forums this isn't always possible because the guy takes flak for everything, but in-game, unless someone is purposely BM'ing you then I think saying GG out of respect for the game is called for. TLO is a great example of this and just of being a model citizen of the Starcraft competitive community.
Hopefully Greg can keep his competitive edge and passion while continuing to mature in the way he shows respect (or lack thereof) for his opponents in game.
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zoLo United States. July 28 2010 02:39. Posts 4708
I'm primarily a Protoss player, but count me in for this club lol. I'll respect those who hate him for his sportsmanship, but I personally love it because it makes the scene so much more fun to follow. I'll probably start to lose interest when things are too goodie goodie because it gets a little boring.