Hey, Watch Some Pro StarCraft This Weekend At MLG Dallas
" @nintendoeats: I agree...I find it interesting to watch but it is very hard to work out what is going on . I am interested becuase any game which can attract this standard of proffesionalism must have something reasonably deep to it. Would be nice to find a famous or great game sort of broken down play-by-play for those not familiar with SC2. "I would watch that. Actually, I would really like to see Brad do it, as it seems like the logical end point of his attempt to get us interested.
natural is the expansion that people would "naturally" take when trying to expand. its the best expansion spot.
when people say 14 pool, 14 hatch, or 13 gate
those numbers refer to their current supply, people usually identify the timing of their builds and stuff by their supply in the early game
Everyone should watch this, tekken and halo does not even compare to the intense strategy :P. Starcraft gives the gaming community to the chance to get some respect on actual television, as the main criticism is that gaming is not creative or smart but sc2 fixes that.
I'm brand new to Starcraft, and honestly got caught up in the hype this summer and bought the game. It's well done but my interest waned relatively quickly. Then the Starcraft TNT the other week, and I really found that watching good players play was a hoot. Very entertaining imo. So I've since managed to catch a few pro games covered by the MLG announcers, and this shit is really fun to watch and the announcers are damn good and entertaining in their own right. I'll try to catch some of this in Dallas, as I just finished watching the DC final, and semifinal.
I bet tournaments in Korea are aired nationally, no? It seems like the SC2 hub, and must garner the kind of attention we pay athletes in pro sports in the US....I wonder.
Unlike FPS's watching a 1v1 RTS is entertaining. It is one camera view and a good observer/commentator add a lot to it. For spectators it is just plain better, which is also why fighting games have such a high viewer ship.
" I love how MLG didn't haven any Starcraft 2 before and now it's their most popular stream! Apparently it pulls about 3 to 4 times as many viewers as all the other combined :D "
Yeah pretty crazy that both are going on at the same time. I have had the SoCal regionals streaming all day!
" What? Why does this MLG event that means nothing get a shoutout and SoCal regionals doesn't?
I'm not a fan of the MLG though, and the Starcraft side of it doesn't really compare to the GSL or any other SC league. GSL is the one to spend your dollars on. ESports is great but the way MLG goes about it with website design and advertising/sponsors just sucks.
But I love SC2 and this is the best line up the MLG has ever had. Not quite worth $25 bucks for HD stream in my opinion.
Oh and since the website is stupid hard to navigate here is the bracket for SC2:
Got it via TeamLiquid.net comments on the MLG preview article.
I wasn't overly familiar with Machine before the StarCraft 2 TNT here, having only heard of him without seeing any of his games, but I've seriously been cheering for him for the entirety of this tournament. As a fellow Zerg, I'm seriously hoping he keeps up his streak and takes the title, or places top 3 at least.
I wish they had streamed his game against SLush though, but I guess I'll have to wait on the replay to get my ZvZ learning on.
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