Q:Congrats on getting to the finals, how do you feel about it?
A:Thank you, I feel pretty good about it since I've heard a lot of talk about BaBo , Dewski and Shuruken (maybe others) being favorites and I wanted to prove that I can be amongst them even if I don't play very often.
Q:That valkyrie play in game 2 did quite a bit of damage, but did not win you the game. Did you practice that strategy before?
A:Yes I did practiced it a bit before against my friend panix but I never really gave it some thoughts and I should have perfected it better before using it. Since I don't feel as comfortable in TvZ as I am in both TvP and TvT, I thought I should try something fancy to give me an edge but unfortunately it didn't worked.
Q:After being down 0-2 what where your toughts? where you afraid of going out of the tounament?
A:Yes I was afraid. Like I said, I'm not confident in TvZ so I wasn't so sure of what to do but I told myself to go back to the basics of TvZ and see how it goes. Fortunately for me, it did went well.
Q:In game 5 five you reacted perfectly to the 4 pool, where you expecting something like that? what where your toughts?
A: Yes I did expected something like that. I watched the replays of Dewski vs Shuruken and I saw that Shuruken was able to use many builds and that he was not afraid to cheese. After he chose Aztec as the final map and knowing that he was on a 2 games losing streak on standard games, I was 100% sure he would go for a 4 pool so that's why I've sent 2 relatively early scouts to be sure.
Q:Seems like you'll be facing obelisco, since you beat him in the group-stages do you feel you have the upper-hand going into the finals?
A:Yes I do feel I have the upper-hand but I shall not take him lightly.
Q:What was the hardest game for you in the tourney?
A:My hardest game was probably the game vs Shuruken on Sniper Ridge. I don't like the map but I thought I could use the long cliffs to my advantage while denying his expansions and fortunately, it worked well but I had to constantly be aware of his movements so I don't get off guard by some sneaky lurkers. TvZ is the only matchup where I don't feel I have an advantage going into late game so that's another reason.
Q:Congrats on getting to the finals, how do you feel about it?
A: Thank you, i feel pretty good after getting through Round of 8 and Round of 4 due to my PvP and also defeating Babo after our match in drlt where i lost to him.
Q: In game one your shuttle got mind controlled, however it didn' t affect your game play at all. what did you think at that time?
A: I had already scouted his templar archives and then his dark archon, so i did think he would try to mind control my shuttle, i was just not quick enough to get out with the shuttle before it got mind controlled. However, i knew my expansion was way before his, so i had an advantage in macro vs him.
Q: What was the hardest game for u going into finals and why?
A: I think it was after Babo tied the series 2-2 with me giving up an advantage of 2-0. My reaver control was not good in games 3 and 4, i was not sure what i could do to win the last game. Also, another difficult moment was in the last match of my group, where an unscouted 5 pool drone all-in got to my base; i thought i had lost for a moment.
Q: What was the reasoning behind the 3 gate push in game 5?
Babo was playing a style that relied more on overwhelming instead of a style of unit control, my bad reaver micro made me lose games 3 and 4 so if i didnt switch styles i would probably lose to the same thing. Babo also changed and the roles of games 1-4 sort of reversed in that last game.
Q: Why did you pick that map for game 5?
A: The reverse ramp in Neo Aztec as well as the 3rd being vulnerable would help me contain Babo with the 3 gate and then overwhelm him with the follow up push that came later. CB has a more defensive main and natural while EC you can take safely 3 bases.
Q: Any thoughts about your Final opponent, EssBee?
A: I think he has the upper hand in this series, nevertheless it will be a tough series for both of us.
Saturday following the end of Drtl. That is Saturday 12/05/2012 , Sunday 13/05/2012, Saturday 19/05/2012 And Sunday 20/05/2012. Final match will take place 27/05/2012. Tournament will begin at 10:00 PDT[local]. Given the nature of the tournament NO POSTPONEMENTS WILL BE ALLOWED . If you sign-up BE PREPARED to be free to play at designated time.
[*] First place: An amazon.com gift card of 75 usd value, that can be spent on the .com domain only and its affiliated sites. To benefit from this you must have an amazon.com account. (you can make one after you get first place to claim prize) [*] Second place: 20 usd. [*] Third place: 10 usd.
Thanks to Reclusive we now have second and third place prize.
How to sign up:
- Sign up is now closed. If you are not signed up but still want to partecipate in DRIT, you can sign up as a substitute. how to sign-up as a substitute + Show Spoiler +
Substitutes will replace any players that do not show up for the ODT groups. You will not be garantied to play your main race if you are a substitute as you must replace the race of a non showing player. To sign up as substitute please post in thread, pm to admin or mail to Dritournament@yahoo.com with: Iccup name, main race plus all other Match-ups you are willing to play, and two replays of you playing with your Iccup name-tag.
This is to allow the matches to be played out.
Given the nature of the tournament 0 POSTPONEMENTS WILL BE ALLOWED . If you sign-up be prepared to be free to play at designated time. Failure to show will result in walk-over for opponent .
All players must play with their former iccup account.
Race pickers are allowed, but they must choose one matchup for each race (i.e. Tvz, PvT, ZvT) before the start of the tournament.
If a player disconnects during the first 3 minutes of a game he will be granted a re-match. Any problems arising will be revised case-by-case.
Observers are allowed, given both players agree. Also hosts for people having problems creating games. In the case of ro8, semifinals and finals, we will be casting them live.
Standard other Iccup rules (i.e. Anti-hack must be on, lantecy changer must be on, maps must come from latest version)
Players may be required to surrender their IP addresses if asked by admins. This is to prevent smurfing.
Winner sends replay/replays to DRITOURNAMENT@yahoo.com
Any questions, doubts, remarks please send to DRITOURNAMENT@yahoo.com or post in thread.
We now have admins: pebble444, Nikon, sgs.Puyi (Master of replays) How to watch: Casted & commentated:
- Replays of Group stages (complete) replay pack thanks to Puyi - Replays of Round of 16 (complete) replay pack - Replays of Round of 8 (complete) replay pack - Replays of Semifinals (complete) replay pack -Replay of Final (complete) [http://www.filehosting.org/file/details/364909/Final.rar]here[/url] - Pebble' s stream here
- Tournament needs more admins. If your interested contact/pm me. - I would like to post the event in the TL calendar. If any more established player on TL wishes to help me with this please pm me. - If anyone has a e-prize they want to put up for second place or even third place they are welcome to do so. I am not expecting this, just putting it out there. - Good spirit of partecipation into making this tournament happen, good manner, and have fun!
Cool banner by Fabiano.
Poll: DRIT season2 survey: What region/timezone would you be in?
18 total votes
Your vote: DRIT season2 survey: What region/timezone would you be in?
(Vote): Odt groups then knockout (Vote): groups but no odt then knockout (Vote): knockout from start (Vote): groups and knockout with wild card (Vote): knockout with wild card (Vote): the same for me (Vote): I like the current format
Thoughts? suggestions? please send a mail to Dritournament@yahoo.com or pm one the admins.
Nothing official yet, we want to collect some info while we are proceding into the RO8 of the tournament.
Last edit: 2012-08-07 21:01:45
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