I predict Lecaf in 4 or 5. The way flash has been playing lately makes him look mortal enough that I can see him dropping a game to HiyA. Lomo has also been looking good, I can easily see him beating tempest. Lux will beat backho, unless backho cheeses well, and JD has a good chance of beating FireFist. If it goes to ace, I think (hope) lecaf can take it. Lecaf fighting!
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wswordsmen United States. October 15 2008 07:37. Posts 976
I hope it goes to 5 games so we can see JD>Flash. Flash<Hiya Luxury>Backho (The first two games's outcome may easily be switched) Firefist<<<<...<<<Jaedong Tempest>Lomo (He practiced a lot for terrans in his MSL group) Flash < Jaedong.
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RainmanMP United States. October 15 2008 08:00. Posts 1542
Very nice match ! Dunno on which I should bet in GosuBet :| Analysis:
Flash vs HiyA: Flash is rather unstable lately and with his tricky mind everything can happen, although you have to take under account he's still the leading force of progaming along with JD. Flash is good at cheeses but then it would be safer with his solid play. HiyA playing 1st and, what's more, against someone like Flash may surprise with a cheese as well. Flash is overally a better player but it's StarCraft, TvT, pro level, HiyA. You never know. My bet: Flash.
Luxury vs BackHo: Luxury is doing v.good lately but BackHo also showed he's not a random noob but a formidable adversary. Still his record vs Z doesn't allow us to think of him as a favorite, especially not against a zerg as good as Park Chan SoO. My bet: Luxury
FireFist vs Jaedong: Seems obvious at first glance but on a closer look you might not bet your life on Mr Lee. FireFist has already showed he's not a whipping boy and may surprise you Anytime. He won some, he lost some but certainly he's a material for a champion. But on the other side we have Lee Jae Dong who needs no introduction and we all know what he's capable of. His record speaks for itself. 78.43% winratio against Z ? Gimme a break -.- My bet: Jaedong
Tempest vs Lomo: Probably the most interesting bo1 of this match, at least for me. Reasons? Rather new players on the pro scene, looked sharp lately, we dunno what they are capable of yet. We all knew Tempest way before he started his pro career. He was well known for his macro but that was it, it seemed he lacked sth to jump a certain level but now it looks he's somehow found it playing for KTF. How much better can he be ? No clue. Nevertheless, as far as PvT goes, macro is a key aspect of this match-up and it gives edge to Tempest. Lomo, a TvZ specialist under construction you might say, yet he loses to type-b (not a shame at all but a surprise for sure, more the OGN Z performance lately) and at the 'same' time he defeats free. His TvP cant be that bad it seems. Will he be able to raise his TvP at least to the level of his TvZ ? Who knows. All I know is that Lomo is a more experienced progamer and this may be a key factor here. It also depends what the results will be at this moment(2-1 but for which side). It's so hard to place a bet on either of these players, I give them 50/50 respectively: Tempest: macro, Lomo's TvP; Lomo: experience, map. My bet: no bet
Summary: In my humble opinion its going to be 3-1 for KTF or an ACE match: Flash vs Jaedong ? Yes please ! Overally KTF are slight favorites here imo but they disappoint as much as they surprise, therefore betting is much harder than it would seem :<