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[StarCraft II] MLG Anaheim Discussion Thread


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#1 Ahv

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 10:26 PM

So it's that time once again! Here's some basic FAQ

The Players
The pools are as follows

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NO, HUK IS STILL WITH TEAM LIQUID AND SHETH IS NO LONGER WITH FXO, IT'S JUST THE NAMES THEY USED TO SIGN UP AGES AGO.
There are notable people playing from the open bracket, such as:


LiquidTyler and LiquidJinro
FXOqxc, oz, tgun
SixJax's Vibe, Major, Skew, and dde
EG's DeMuslim, Axslav and StrifeCro
Destiny
coL's FireZerg, Ryze, Catz, Stalife and Cruncher
KawaiiRice
Pokebunny
FnaticTT1, Fenix and Rain
SLoG
SlayersAlicia and Ganzi
ChoyafOu
WhiteRa
Spanishiwa

i'm sure i left out some notable names, the full list can be found:

Here.

The Casters

Red Stream - Day[9] and DJ Wheat
Blue Stream - Husky and Mr Bitter


The Schedule


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GSL/MLG Exchange Program

Unless you've been living under a rock or are new to SC2, you already know this. But to save any unnecessary questions:

Through the MLG/GSL League Exchange program, the Anaheim Champion will win an invitation to compete in GSL Code S, in addition to the $5,000 prize for 1st Place. If the Champion already has Code S status, it will be offered to the next player in the Top 3 who is not already in Code S. If all three of the Top 3 players are already in Code S, no Code S status will be awarded. Also on the line are three spots in GSL Code A, which will be awarded to the three highest-finishing players who do not currently have Code A status or higher and were not invited via the League Exchange Program.


The Price
The normal stream is free, HQ is $10.

The Format
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Shamelessly stolen from liquipedia <3.

Player Interviews
DongRaeGu
MMA

Maps Damnit
MLG Dual Sight
MLG Metalopolis
MLG Shakuras Plateau
MLG Shattered Temple
MLG Tal’darim Altar
MLG Testbug
MLG Xel’Naga Caverns
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#2 Synexus

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 10:29 PM

Hot damn, the open bracket is fucking brutal.
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#3 Knaittiz

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 10:29 PM

go steven & brofestors
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Posted 28 July 2011 - 10:30 PM

im glad firezerg is going to be there

hopefully lindsey will interview him
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Posted 28 July 2011 - 10:35 PM

Remember you can download replays after matches finish, so you don't have to wait for the casted replays to be uploaded to MLG's site.
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#6 Ahv

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 10:37 PM

Remember you can download replays after matches finish, so you don't have to wait for the casted replays to be uploaded to MLG's site.

VOD's aren't free either unless you're a shady guy like some of us here.
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#7 Hodginss

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 10:39 PM

Gonna be a sick tournament :>
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#8 Jayru

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 10:40 PM

VOD's aren't free either unless you're a shady guy like some of us here.


VOD's take like a week after the tourny to come out, afaik you can watch them if you have an MLG account which is free last I knew. Also Sc2casts uploads tons of casted games that MLG didn't cast during the tourny in the weeks following.

The replay game file is uploaded right after the matchup finishes and you can download it and open it with your Sc2.
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#9 hpalking

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 10:57 PM

wtf is huk not on team liquid anymore?
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#10 Ahv

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 10:57 PM

he is. it's just the names they signed up with AGES ago. That's why you see FXOSheth there, even though he's no longer with FXO.
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#11 Frostitutes

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 11:10 PM

I appreciate the format you decided to use, I wonder where you got the idea B)
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#12 Ahv

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 11:21 PM

didnt really look at your thread tbh. if it's similar, then it's a coincidence :(
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#13 Frostitutes

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 11:32 PM

http://www.arenajunk...ost__p__3277177

Going to attribute this to "great minds thinking alike"
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#14 Bloodriot

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 12:39 AM

If I understand 30% of what is going on when I watch the streams I will be happy.

Semi-related:

How do players get selected for Blizcon? I assume they do a variation of the Arena Pass but I can't think of what it could offer to make people pay for it.
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#15 Jayru

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 12:46 AM

If I understand 30% of what is going on when I watch the streams I will be happy.

Semi-related:

How do players get selected for Blizcon? I assume they do a variation of the Arena Pass but I can't think of what it could offer to make people pay for it.


The casters are pretty good at keeping things noob friendly, especially at MLG events. The only time I would get confused was when they start talking about build orders and timings, but everything else is pretty straight forward. The casters give you pretty good ideas of what the players will be doing next, what unit compositions are stronger, which armies have position advantage, what is going through the players' minds etc.

Watch vod's from previous events and you'll see what to expect.
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#16 Bloodriot

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 02:25 AM

Just watched the Mertz vs Idra ZvT best of 3 from Dreamhack summer events, understood 20% of what Mertz was doing but about 5% of what Idra was doing - I simply have no idea what Zerg units and "buildings" look like and I have only have a vauge idea of the strats they are doing. Also is it just for aesthetic/RP reasons that the Zerg changes the ground into that grey shit or does it do something?
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 02:26 AM

it's called creep, zerg units run faster on it and they can only build their buildings on it
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 02:28 AM

also gives them vision : )
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#19 Bloodriot

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 02:35 AM

Ah, cheers.

If I buy the game I think I'm going to stick with Terran.
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 02:40 AM

Guessing you haven't even read http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/game/ yet. Takes about a day to figure out where stuff comes from. Or download replays and watch people play, watch streams etc.
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