LeenockfOu is still a young kid and has a lot of potential, so probably a work in progress for the next year or so.. Other players that needs to get more good results and more visibility are MvPDongRaeGu, oGsTheStC and ZeNEXLine and im hoping for them to explode in the following couple of months.
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On July 18 2011 04:40 Skiro wrote: haypro is underrated, he is way better then most people think he is!
You're kidding right? A year after release and he won PAX and failed horribly in pretty much every other major tournament. Sorry but you're completely wrong. Someone has to keep undeserved hype in line.
Major: He is really good with his timings and builds, I think he might surprise in some of the future tournaments. I think he already made somewhat of a statement in MLG columbus, but I think he can do even more than that.
Slush: For some reason people underestimate him, even though he has beat a lot of top players, including the dreamhack finalist Moon (who is also a underrated).
ZenexLine: Looking at his games, I think he would do pretty good in code S. Really good game sense.
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Benga Korea (South). July 18 2011 04:51. Posts 471
Lyn - He gets a lot of crap, but he's capable of taking games off of the best players even if he loses to people worse than him once in a while Destiny - Been mentioned in the thread a lot. Infestors etc
Our Protoss, Who art in Aiur HongUn be Thy name; Thy stalker come, Thy will be blunk, on ladder as it is in Micro Tourny. Give us this win in our daily ladder, and forgive us our cheeses, As we forgive those who play zerg against us.
Lol Destiny is good, but his play is very one sided. Always infestors. If the opponent knows who destiny is, its to ez to counterplay. Destiny is too one dimensional, he only and always uses infestors.. Thats not what makes a good zerg. There is this korean zerg that goes everything, from mass ling roach, to roach hydra corrupter, to ling bling ultra infestor, muta ling infestor, those are the zergs that your really watching out for. Back to the point, Nerchio is definitely most underated. Hes best zerg in EU right now.
I will only rate players that I think are underrated in Code S thus far (who are genuinely good and doesn't suck, in my eyes):
sC - Just slightly underrated. Acknowledged for amazing TvZ, though I feel that he isn't mentioned as much as he should be for getting to the semi. CoCa - People don't think about this guy. A pretty good Zerg. I wouldn't put him up in the heavy weights where July, Nestea and Losira sits, but he is more than capable of taking out big names and causing upsets. Clide - Not really underrated as much as unappreciated for being the most consistent player in the GSL along with Nada, except less progress. The championship will be in Clideeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee's hands soon enough, just you watch. Byun - Code A finalist. A very solid overall player that is good in just about every matchup and always gives us epic TvZ matches (against Zenio in particular). Has excellent TvT when he goes mech, showing off a very methodical and slow siege tank push with almost no holes in his defence. TOP - Code A champion. His macro is insane, even though he does queue up SCVs, which shows a lack of macro, it still pays off because he usually ends up with some 80-100 SCVs and always has more stuff. Managed to take out Nestea in a Bo3. Polt (Optimus) - King of Underrated; won the GSL Super Tournament, is 4-0 against MC (in two series) and 4-0 against MMA (even though some consider him overrated) and most people still don't consider him good or up there with the other champions. Shows some flashes of micro brilliance in subtle manners and has excellent decision making.
Genius is perhaps one of the most underrated Protoss in Korea (Pretty sure no one has even mentioned him in this thread yet x.x), he has been consistant since GSL1 and back in the earlier stages of the game the guy was an absolute beast when he was consistantly practicing. His play is genuinely always safe and his builds are always ahead of the curve. He always consistantly gets out of his group against good players and when he loses its always to top players.
Idra even acknowledged that this guy was pretty talented and Idra praising a Protoss player is rare (I believe they used to practice together in Korea?)
Socke is perhaps the most underrated player of all time in my eyes, every tournament this guy plays in he finishes around Top8, He's always just short a few spots of gaining some sort of cash prize. Everytime people mention this guy its like yeah hes good and move on, he dosen't even get the time of day from critics.
Generally players who dont have any real exciting flare to their play and just play a solid game are underrated, cant really blame that from a spectator POV though.