On February 01 2011 16:50 Severedevil wrote: It saddens me to see two Terrans at the top. But any ordering of the top five could've held, depending on your fanboyism or how you value different characteristics...
Flash Pros: Top WL record, won head-to-head matches with Bisu and Stork, dominating previous year Flash Cons: Worst league eliminations of TBLS (dropped out to scrubs + Kal), plays the most successful race Flash Mitigators: Eliminations were a while ago, and close together in time; maybe a 'fluke'.
Bisu Pros: Top WL record, triple back-to-back all-kills, plays the least successful race Bisu Cons: Early league elimination, lost most head-to-head matches Bisu Mitigators: Eliminated at the hands of strong players
Fantasy Pros: Won the fucking OSL 3-0 against the best PvT'er of all time Fantasy Cons: Comparatively weak Winner's League record, fucking terrible Bo5 against Calm, plays the most successful race Fantasy Mitigators: Had to prep for his Starleague, didn't get to play much WL except against players that defeated Bisu.
Stork Pros: Top WL record, OSL silver + MSL seed, plays the least successful race, most longevity of any relevant modern player Stork Cons: Lost 0-3 in two back-to-back Bo5s Stork Mitigators: Had to play two back-to-back Bo5s against extremely good ZvP/TvP players who could dedicate their time primarily to those series; can also be argued as a fluke due to close proximity of losses and successful WL play following those losses.
Jaedong Pros: Good WL record, favored to win MSL, dominating previous year (I still blame T>>Z maps for Flash's crowning as official Bonjwa over Jaedong) Jaedong Cons: Terrible loss to Violet, looking 'shaky' in ZvP, lost head-to-head matches
I would've favored Stork-->Jaedong-->Bisu-->Fantasy-->Flash because that's approximately my order of player preference, but... yeah.
Speaking of fanboyism....
I agree with the PR, considering these top 6 have hardly played each other it's hard to place them.
I'm curious why people think bisu>hydra though...
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DenSkumle Norway. February 02 2011 08:01. Posts 108
Hm interesting. Even as SKT fan I would say Fanta should be about 4th. His OSL win is great, but he's hardly doing anything else besides that. As for Flash as No.1, I guess I can't argue. He has been tearing up everything. Although I do think Bisu has been doing better than Stork lately (no not SKT bias) and they should probably be switched. JD I have to agree, he's just not showing his magic as much anymore.
Then again, I guess your all 5 can make a claim for No.1 makes sense.
Hydra definetely deserves his spot. He's probably the best player outside the Top 5. Snow and Zero also looked really good too.
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On February 02 2011 10:47 Holgerius wrote: Ya, I expect JD to win MSL and claim #1 next month.
Man will I jump in joy if Jaedong can win this MSL (because he'll have tied Nada's record for huge tournament wins or w/e). I think he should definitely be #1 next month if he wins MSL but we shall see ^^. I don't think he should be ranked 5 but whatever was a hard PR to make ^^.
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Monkeyshark United States. February 02 2011 11:55. Posts 406
On February 01 2011 17:10 corumjhaelen wrote: I would have placed Jaedong higher, and Fantasy lower, cause seriously, the only thing he has done well was his serie against Stork (great play against a psychologically weakened Stork unable to adapt). His play against Clam should score negative points, I still can't forgive him for that. I'd have gone with Jaedong/Flash Stork Bisu Fanta I guess. Can't really blame you though^^
Ahh I wish Ver were here. I actually forgot to quote Ver, but Ver really wanted me to put Fantasy at rank 1 before the SKT-KHAN match.
(5:47:04 AM) Ver uh (5:47:07 AM) Ver fantasy #1 obviously
Just throwin' the name out there^^
Ok, ok, I completely agree with Fanta placement then
Anyway now I have his actual quote.
Lightwip United States. February 02 2011 17:04. Posts 5497