On June 14 2012 03:28 Steelavocado wrote: I am guessing he is going to Quantic but we will see.
I don't know how many more people Quantic can afford to pick up. They picked up a whole team, including Illusion and Hawk & on top of that they picked up thestc, not to mention they're already focusing on their existing original line-up. That would be spreading really thin imo.
I like what GoSu.Mali said about IMGenius in terms of nameplay. That's so clever (: I always liked the old couple bickering that came out of DRG/Genius though T_T
Oh, and regarding whether or not players get worse when they jump over to foreign teams... I don't think they necessarily get WORSE, but their conditions do change. Although some players offer practice partners and proactive training situations with good coaches, for the most part, players are required to be self-starters which can be difficult for korean players to adjust to if they come out of a intense team house practice environment. Korean players are also generally less likely to vocalize their need for help so efficient communication becomes an issue too. There are also players who have switched over to the foreign scene who mentioned that it's harder to train because of the lack of consistent practice partners. It seems as though Korean players are less willing to train with players who join foreign teams, but thats just a personal observation that seems to come up in conversation from time to time.
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EsMuyVien United States. June 14 2012 03:38. Posts 404
On June 13 2012 16:27 PhoenixDark wrote: Seems like most Koreans who join foreigner teams get worse outside of HerO. I hope he didn't jump to a foreign team just to get a salary : /
I feel like this is only a partial truth. Some Koreans get bottlenecked by the pressure to perform in Korea, so you end up with people like Rain, TheBest, etc., who never really show good games. They just cheese 100% of the time in order to take as many games as they can. Not that cheesing is bad, but it needs to be thrown in...not your plan a/b/c. Rain developed much better after he moved out to Fnatic, probably because he was playing against people closer to his skill level? That's my theory. People like Rain/Violet, etc. will continue to excel at foreign tournaments because of this. They probably won't get many results in the GSL as another a result. What matters, though, is that they found their niche and have a salary to provide for themselves.
Neurosis United States. June 14 2012 03:50. Posts 891