I first saw Taeja when he was trying to qualify for Code A GSL roughly around October of 2011. to my knowledge it was a couple days after GSL ever started casting Code A qualifiers. It was a very makeshift broadcast as it was just a webcam faced at i believe Wolf and DOA in a room filled with computers. Taeja was in the Slayers clan at that time, and one of the casters started talking about him as he was next to play his first qualifying set. they had another webcam faced over by where the Slayers players were (as boxer and cella were there to coach their players).
this is when i saw taeja for the first time. i was immediately a fan of him when i saw his face. i think it is because of how he wore his emotion on his sleeve. his face looked confused, terrified, and scared. after he won the first game, you could see him smile for a half second, then back to terrified immediately remembering he had to win another game. i cant remember exactly what happened next, but i remember when he won the game that got him into code A for the first time.
he had this smile on his face, yet he was so humble at the same time. i am a fan of taeja because he seems like an awesome guy outside of starcraft. he is truly a humble warrior, unlike any other.
ive since cheered for him at every opportunity, and when he joined team liquid, i "got it". great decision TL
live life as humble as a peasant, but show pride like youre a king