I suppose winning an OSL, despite his cream puff list of opponents until the finals, warrants a reward of this magnitude. But if he loses any more games to people like Mingu, you know where his ranking is going.
He’d make a great girlfriend, given that he’s a choker, but alas, I can’t give out spots based upon probable skill at fellatio. If I did that, TossGirl would be #1 every month, and that would be no fun at all. So Midas gets the #4 spot, despite his dubious semifinal performances as of late.
We all know Sea’s MO: get into the OSL, dominate everyone, and then run into a strong ZvT player and lose 1-2. He’s done it twice now. One of these days, however, he’ll beat that Zerg, and that day is the day that I pronounce him—finally—a man. Until then, he’ll have to be content with the #5 spot.
GGPlay is one of the only bright spots on the Hanbit Proleague roster, providing his team with numerous victories in what would have otherwise been dismal performances. It took Anytime to derail him this OSL. Before that, many Koreans had, apparently, proclaimed the OSL his for the winning. I, of course, knew better, which is why he is #6 on my list.
As with the young man above, it took the ever-sexy Anytime to knock GoRush out of the OSL. While his play this OSL showed promise, overall, I was unimpressed. Combine that with SKT1’s abysmal Proleague results, and you have a #7 spot for the Zerg who, oddly enough, never fucking rushes.
I really wanted to put Bisu higher; he’s shown such amazing growth and potential lately. But then he lost to Good-fucking-Friend. I wish I could give him something better than #8, I really do, but it’s GoodFriend. I can’t condone that sort of conduct.
I hate Ra. He gives Protoss players everywhere a bad name. But damn it, he keeps winning. So I’m throwing him a bone and giving him my coveted #9 spot, thus allowing him to boast that “One person is ranked lower than me!”
EDIT: PLEASE SEE MY POST ON PAGE 3 OF THIS THREAD. IT MAY CLEAR UP SOME CONFUSION REGARDING THIS FEATURE.
EDIT #2: I HAVE ADDED A JUSTIFICATION FOR MY DECISIONS ON PAGE 6 OF THIS THREAD. A SIMILAR WRITE-UP WILL BE POSTED WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF EVERY SUBSEQUENT LIST.
And the "close, but no cigar" awards go to...
Iris - Grab an Oxy pad or eight and we'll see how you're doing in a month. July - You're close, but not close enough for me to toss you the Twinkie that is a spot in my top ten. Silver - Try doing something other than cherry-picking your way into an MSL final by winning at your only competent matchup. ZergMan - I'm sorry, buddy, but you've got to win at something other than ZvZ to make it in <i>this town</i>.
And the "but where are...?" awards go to...
oov - I just don't care about you winning WCG. Do something against players of your own caliber. Yellow - You lost to Ever)P(TT--twice. Chojja - You are the most overrated progamer ever. Give me a ring when you a) start winning and b) crack the five-foot barrier. And don't cheat and use a phonebook.
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ManaBlue Canada. November 21 2006 06:46. Posts 10458
I thought I would love this feature simply due to the awesome concept, but DJ, your every opinion on every player on that entire list mirrors my own...exactly!
I don't know how the hell that happened, but I don't doubt that I'll love reading the updates for this. Nice work.
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MuShu United States. November 22 2006 00:50. Posts 3222
On November 22 2006 00:56 maVi wrote: I'm missing Reach cause it's Reach...
Reach is a disgrace to anything that was once manly.
Oh and Nal_rA should be much higher, even if you don't like him. He should have the number 5 or 6 spot in my opinion, I mean what has Gorush done lately? Not a bad list though... someone really needs to kick Savior's ass.
I'm looking forward to more of your work. Man, Team Liquid keeps getting better and better.
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WWBD- What would Boxer do?
Cbreaker United States. November 22 2006 01:32. Posts 476
I feel like this list is based on who you like the most. GGPlay on 6th place? You have to be kidding me. He and GoRush shouldn`t even be on this list.
Further, why do you write I hate this or that guy? (Who cares who do you hate or not, keep it for yourself). If this list, like this site is serious, then you shouldn`t have said it. It is totally disrespectful (IMO).
anytime > nada?? =/ dont agree there.... anytime has had his fair share of flops... same as nada... and um, ggplay, is kinda overated atm, he kinda dropped off in osl and msl and isnt dominating like he was... daezang cuddve made that list insted of jju... i mean, he has incredibly exciting play and check out his games from last night!!
just my 2c
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HnR)o.o United States. November 22 2006 02:15. Posts 91