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Hazaro
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(04-26-2012, 06:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Zzoram



http://esfiworld.com/news/blizzard-k...esports-vision



Broodwar is coming.

NOT LIKE THIS
Zzoram
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(04-26-2012, 06:24 AM)
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I want to see Flash win the Blizzard Global this year and laugh his way to the bank. Heck, even qualifying for it would be a huge achievement since they're just starting to play SC2 now and it's like 6 months away.
Hazaro
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(04-26-2012, 06:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Zzoram

I want to see Flash win the Blizzard Global this year and laugh his way to the bank. Heck, even qualifying for it would be a huge achievement since they're just starting to play SC2 now and it's like 6 months away.

Well considering Flash's bio control TvP would be easy, he'd easily be the best TvT, and TvZ there's no defilers and ultras are bad so he can't lose.

The only question is whether the games would be entertaining as BW.
Zzoram
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(04-26-2012, 06:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hazaro

Well considering Flash's bio control TvP would be easy, he'd easily be the best TvT, and TvZ there's no defilers and ultras are bad so he can't lose.

The only question is whether the games would be entertaining as BW.

Watching Flash dominate would be entertaining to me.
PhoenixDark
(04-26-2012, 06:42 AM)
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hahahahaha you guys

Flash won't win anything of note this year, unless this OGN proleague is just for BW teams.
Zzoram
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(04-26-2012, 06:44 AM)
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They're studying SC2 so hard
Zzoram
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(04-26-2012, 06:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by PhoenixDark

hahahahaha you guys

Flash won't win anything of note this year, unless this OGN proleague is just for BW teams.

Flash practices like 14 hours a day. With a subscription to GSL Code S and watching some IPL4 and MLG WC VODs, they'll be caught up in modern strategy super quickly and the ridiculous practice regime will get them used to ladder trends pretty quickly.

6 months to catch up to current players is possible.
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(04-26-2012, 07:02 AM)
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I wonder how the leagues will be set up. Clearly they'll be working together in some capacity, but will GOM teams be allowed to participate in the proleague and vice versa? If they mix the teams, I doubt all the GOM teams will make it in; 10 teams participated in the GSTL, and there are 8 BW teams...18 would be too much.

Personally I hope OGN does a separate proleague with their 8 teams, and also runs a non-team tournament like OSL/GSL/etc with qualifiers. Maybe give Flash, Jaedong, Bisu, etc seeds alongside top SC2 players like MVP, DRG, MC, etc. Likewise, GSL would give some code S seeds to BW players and allow others to qualify

So perhaps while the OGN proleague runs, a GSL season will run on GOMTV. And when OGN's OSL type tournament is running, GSTL will run on GOMTV; having a team league and a solo tournament run at the same time seems more fair than having both team leagues competing with each other at the same time, or two solo tournaments at the same time.

Then at the end of the year have the top four OGN teams and the top four GSTL teams (based on a points system) play in a big tournament to determine who is the best team of the year. And of course the newly relevant WCG would basically be the final big solo tournament of the year/season
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(04-26-2012, 07:05 AM)
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I don't think GOM should give Code S seeds immediately, but Code A seeds could be reasonable. We're not really sure how good the KeSPA players are yet.
Hazaro
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(04-26-2012, 07:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Zzoram

Watching Flash dominate would be entertaining to me.

But at the cost of BW?

Originally Posted by PhoenixDark

hahahahaha you guys

Flash won't win anything of note this year, unless this OGN proleague is just for BW teams.

6 months for the pathetic metagame of SC II? Are you kidding?
Enjoy your giant crow. Only way Flash doesn't get to shine is if Violet keeps knocking him out or something.
Zzoram
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(04-26-2012, 07:13 AM)
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Ya I feel like they won't need more than a few months to adjust to the new UI and mechanics and be caught up on all the strategies and trends. They're already super good at all the transferable skills like map awareness, minimap awareness, BoX mind games, and just being really fucking fast for multitasking.
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(04-26-2012, 07:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Zzoram

I don't think GOM should give Code S seeds immediately, but Code A seeds could be reasonable. We're not really sure how good the KeSPA players are yet.

Dunno. It would make sense to reshuffle Code S a bit, not just to bring new blood in but to boost ratings. Say, if four spots were given to BW players/legends (Flash, Jaedong, Bisu, and Fantasy)/
cdyhybrid
(04-26-2012, 07:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by BigAT

Those legs, dat ass....hhhhnnnnngggghhhhh. This 90 day no porn thing is brutal.

Originally Posted by Zzoram

I have never understood the Olivia Wilde hype. Her head is a bizarre shape, really square and masculine. She kinda looks like an elf. Imagine these ears slightly pointier.

Are you implying that elves aren't hot?!

Originally Posted by Corran Horn

only one.




Mandy Moore was hotter than both Britney and Christina.

Originally Posted by Corran Horn

Panda, Im very disturbed that my sports show I always watch on ESPN (PTI) mentioned bronies....

Kornheiser always says goodnight Canada, maybe he's actually addressing Panda.
Zzoram
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(04-26-2012, 07:18 AM)
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I don't think those superstars would want to play in Code S until they feel ready. Nobody is under more pressure to perform in SC2 than those guys.

I'd buy GSL with Flash in it just to see his games.
Last edited by Zzoram; 04-26-2012 at 07:22 AM.
fanboi
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(04-26-2012, 07:27 AM)
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You are talking about hot chicks?

LOOK NO FURTHER!

http://www.viddler.com/v/bef78860

DEAR GOD THERE ARE THREE PARTS
fanboi
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(04-26-2012, 07:31 AM)
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Wow... that was fast.
cdyhybrid
(04-26-2012, 07:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by fanboi

You are talking about hot chicks?

LOOK NO FURTHER!

http://www.viddler.com/v/bef78860

DEAR GOD THERE ARE THREE PARTS

Why do you do this to me man? The glasses...

I would also buy GSL if Flash were in it. Hell, any of the top level BW guys.
fanboi
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(04-26-2012, 07:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by cdyhybrid

Why do you do this to me man? The glasses...

I would also buy GSL if Flash were in it. Hell, any of the top level BW guys.

Well, I do every guy (even homosexualls) and lesbian a bloody favor.
Hazaro
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(04-26-2012, 08:01 AM)
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Oh god what does this mean


Also:

IM is finally sponsored by LG. Any words?

I am very happy. Personally, this is really meaningful thing for us but we must not over-hype ourselves. I think this is the beginning of things yet to come. We want to make this departure more meaningful. This sponsership will provide not only to myself but also my players a great motivation to play and I am very glad about it.

You've been working on this sponsership for long time.

Since the beginning of IM, I contacted many different corporations. In 2011, I got so many buisness cards that my wife bought me 600page card holder. I never thought I would fill the entire book with buisness cards. That's how hard I worked on this. LG sponsership is a result of countless effort of many people, not just by myself.

Any details on financial contract? How long is the sponsorship

I can't tell you the exact financial details but the sponsorship will last 6 months. I believe it is appropriate amount of support considering our team name.

Why do you think LG decided to sponsor IM?

2011 was the happiest and the proudest moment for Team IM. Despite ridiculous schedule, our players showed outstanding performance regardless of the events and as a result IM is recognized as one of the top teams in SCII. I appealed to the corporations that winning games isn't everything to E-sports sponsorship. I gave some examples of foreign teams with excellent sponsorship programs and I guess this helped a lot.

LG sponsorship is a great asset to Team IM. Any thoughts?

Through this sponsorship, we are now capable of maintaining a stable team and invest even more aggressively. Not only that, we can now invest more into training our players. For the past year, I wasn't able to sleep comfortably. For now, I am going to sleep all day without any doubts and problems in my head.


What are the benefits to the players?

First of all, we will now pay players every year. This is a little "gift" to all the players who stayed and played with IM. Especially, NesTea and MVP will receive top-tier salary. In addition to this, all traveling fees as well as basic fundamental fees will be covered.


Any other sponsorships you have in mind?

Yes. Although I can't tell you in details right now, please be patient with us.


This sponsorship will surely effect other SCII teams. Any thoughts?

This event will surely benefit other teams. I have a feeling that this event marks the beginning of the full potential of SC2 teams. Also I hope this sponsorship could deliver the message to public. We still have so many things to show and we put a lot of effort in to it. I hope all our efforts are paid off in the future starting with this sponsorship.


In addition, IM is preparing LoL team. Can you tell us more about that?

We started to build IM LoL team since last summer. At the same time, Team Startale created their first LoL team. I was amazed with Jong wook's (ST coach) progress. However, I am having hard time gathering LoL players. It was very hard for me to scout great players from great teams and I was disappointed with the players' mindset and attitudes. I met many foreign players as well. Now we completed our LoL team with solid players and we will announce the details very soon. Please support us!


I'm pretty sure SC2 fans are happy as well. Any words to the fans?

Thank you for keeping up with us- I am very grateful of it. We will do our best as a brand new team. I think the development of E-sports depends on the fans. Please keep supporting those who put so much effort into E-sports.


Recently you were assigned as Esports Federation management leader. Recently SC1 teams are switching over SC2 teams. How do you feel about this?

The transition of SC1 teams to SC2 is really great for E sports in Korea in general. It will provide great momentum to the growing E-sports. However, I think it is really important to listen to the BW players as well as their fans. Also I think current SC2 teams should be acknowledged and respected. We really need to work together on developing korean E-sports and not fight over it. It is important to look from the perspective of our fans. I hope the day where all our fans can enjoy to come in the near future.

In competition with BW teams, what do you think SC2 teams need in order to survive?

I don't understand why we have to be the "survivor". Purely based on skills, I think BW teams are the ones who have to try very hard to "survive". Also in respect to current E-sports, I think SC2 teams are already a step ahead. However, we are no match to Corporation based BW teams. In the worst case scenario, if they recruit some of our valuable players, then we may have problem. As a result, I think it is really important for us to stay hopeful and be proud of what we do and I can only expect bright future for us.


Any last words?


First of all, I give my thanks to LG for sponsoring us. We will make sure that you made a great decision. Also, I hope the efforts of many people are recognized through this sponsorship. I hope this sponsorship would provide IM with motivation for success. Lastly, I give my thanks to all the players who never complained despite the poor condition. Also to my wife, who has been a great support to IM players, thank you. Thank you for all other people who supported us. In return, I will work my best to make IM a better team.

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cdyhybrid
(04-26-2012, 08:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hazaro

Oh god what does this mean

Effort/Hydra/Leta to play SC2 at next MLG?!
Mairu
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(04-26-2012, 08:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by cdyhybrid

Effort/Hydra/Leta to play SC2 at next MLG?!

MLG has a big announcement tomorrow (today) so we'll probably find out. I thought it would be about dota2/lol but mlg twitterpeople seemed all about sc2 today
TheThunder
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(04-26-2012, 09:20 AM)
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Flash can't win against BW Toss to save his life, won't be surprised if even Incontrol can get a piece of that ass.
Q8D3vil
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(04-26-2012, 10:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheThunder

Flash can't win against BW Toss to save his life, won't be surprised if even Incontrol can get a piece of that ass.

the problem with tvp is that terra are used to bio, if flash can play it and find new ways to utlized some units like hellions against protoss he will destroy shit.

the main problem with hellion in tvp is that they are too weak late game because of the upgrades disadvantage.
Holden
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(04-26-2012, 10:52 AM)
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CAN'T WAIT FOR FLASH TO CRUSH EVERYBODY.
Aylinato
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(04-26-2012, 11:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheNiX

RANK LIST - ADD YOURSELVES TO THE RANK LIST IF YOU DON'T SEE YOURSELF ON IT ALREADY



Should have typed that whole sentence than :P



w00t top NeoGAF randomer!!!

I win!
Awesome Animals
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(04-26-2012, 01:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zzoram

I have never understood the Olivia Wilde hype. Her head is a bizarre shape, really square and masculine. She kinda looks like an elf. Imagine these ears slightly pointier.

[IMG]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-09mH7JJLkpM/Tte9kfAegWI/AAAAAAAAC14/N6VGy73k9Z0/s1600/Olivia-Wilde-Photos-.jpg[IMG]

OMG, I can't tell you how hard I'm laughing. I got the Wilde gifs from the Footy thread because one of FootyGAF has a big obsession with her, and people always give him a hard time because of her square jawline making her masculine. I personally find her attractive, and I think she was very cute in Tron. But I don't think she would be in my top ten.

Originally Posted by TheNiX

RANK LIST - ADD YOURSELVES TO THE RANK LIST IF YOU DON'T SEE YOURSELF ON IT ALREADY

I used to be on that list. What happened :( I guess I should play my games so I can be low bronze but appear on the list.
Pandaman
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(04-26-2012, 01:06 PM)
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different list.
Awesome Animals
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(04-26-2012, 01:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pandaman

different list.

What happened to the old list?
Holden
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(04-26-2012, 01:12 PM)
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needs to a PW to change, i think MrMr owns it.
And the old list has players who aren't in the tournament so its easier for nix
Pancakes
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(04-26-2012, 01:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hazaro

He probably won't get crushed in that manner. But I definitely expect him to get knocked out in the later stages because of some build/play he has never seen before.
TheThunder
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(04-26-2012, 02:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mairu

MLG has a big announcement tomorrow (today) so we'll probably find out. I thought it would be about dota2/lol but mlg twitterpeople seemed all about sc2 today

HoTS with some BW pros, it was obvious for a while.

Also I expect there to be something CS:GO related and maybe Halo 4 related since it's close to E3 and all.
Holden
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(04-26-2012, 03:07 PM)
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Panda, come online scrub.
TheNiX
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(04-26-2012, 03:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by jasonng

May 18th? That's the weekend of my finals. Let me know though.

We'll be staying at the Flatiron. Tell me what to see.

Once more: RANK LIST - ADD YOURSELVES TO THE RANK LIST IF YOU DON'T SEE YOURSELF ON IT ALREADY
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Yoshichan
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(04-26-2012, 03:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zzoram



They're studying SC2 so hard

Scary
TheNiX
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(04-26-2012, 04:25 PM)
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Any Toronto SC2 gaffers going to NASL3? Jasonng? I have an air mattress with your name on it.
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(04-26-2012, 04:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheNiX

We'll be staying at the Flatiron. Tell me what to see.

Goddamn ballers. Best part of the lower east side you can walk in any one direction and you'll have stuff to see and shop. Lots of food and bars if you walk down. Tourist traps like the Empire State, Times Square, and Madison Square Garden are all walking distance from Flatiron.

Originally Posted by TheNiX

Any Toronto SC2 gaffers going to NASL3? Jasonng? I have an air mattress with your name on it.

Yo, I have next to zero money. :(
Pandaman
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(04-26-2012, 05:03 PM)
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kickstart that shit, jason.


ill be going, nix.
MajorPain
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(04-26-2012, 05:05 PM)
OK gaf - recently I started playing SCII and I am getting my ass kicked in the single player on normal difficulty. I am still pretty early in the campaign (around mission 10) and know if I tried multi it would be a joke.

Do you guys have any good tips for a noob? Thanks in advance!
Pandaman
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(04-26-2012, 05:22 PM)
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find out what buttons on the keyboard do.
push them.
now do it faster.
fanboi
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(04-26-2012, 05:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pandaman

find out what buttons on the keyboard do.
push them.
now do it faster.

You are assuming he is going Protoss I see.
ultron87
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(04-26-2012, 05:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by MajorPain

OK gaf - recently I started playing SCII and I am getting my ass kicked in the single player on normal difficulty. I am still pretty early in the campaign (around mission 10) and know if I tried multi it would be a joke.

Do you guys have any good tips for a noob? Thanks in advance!

For campaign: Build marines and medics. Then build some more.

Also build some SCVs at the beginning.
Corran Horn
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(04-26-2012, 05:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pandaman

find out what buttons on the keyboard do.
push them.
now do it faster.

Mr hot keys
Pandaman
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(04-26-2012, 05:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Corran Horn

Mr hot keys

i found out what 1,s,d,z,f,v,r,c,t,u,e did.
and im always trying to push them faster.
Holden
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(04-26-2012, 05:46 PM)
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faster? Goody cant do that

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOT2knXzCuA

he looks at the keyboard every time he presses a button
Corran Horn
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(04-26-2012, 05:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hugoboss21

faster? Goody cant do that

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOT2knXzCuA

he looks at the keyboard every time he presses a button

Nestea looks at keyboard too. He requires a light a lot of times in his booth if it's dark.
Corran Horn
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(04-26-2012, 05:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by cdyhybrid

Kornheiser always says goodnight Canada, maybe he's actually addressing Panda.

.....PANDAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pancakes
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(04-26-2012, 06:05 PM)
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Yoshichan
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(04-26-2012, 06:05 PM)
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Goody is cute when he looks at his keyboard :3

Decisionmaking power ftw!
Yoshichan
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(04-26-2012, 06:08 PM)
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NA top 8 master league, let's go!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8n1s...&feature=g-u-u
profit
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(04-26-2012, 06:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheNiX


Once more: RANK LIST - ADD YOURSELVES TO THE RANK LIST IF YOU DON'T SEE YOURSELF ON IT ALREADY

Added myself.

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