A little over 7 months ago, on the 17th of October 2016, SC2 Proleague was discontinued. Immediately following the news, SKT, KT, CJ and Samsung disbanded their teams. A little after HSC XIV, Afreeca freecs disbanded on the 21st of November. A little over two weeks later, MVP disbanded their SC2 team. To this day, JinAir GreenWings is the only remaining korean based Starcraft 2 team still operational.
Picture by Kenzi
The 6th of April, Gumiho played vs. the GSL Season 1 Champ, Stats in the Ro16. They faced off where our Terran player was the clear underdog. Stats was hot off his win, where Gumiho couldn’t even get past the Ro32. Even before that, he finished second in the incredibly stacked IEM Gyeonggi where Gumiho wasn’t even able to qualify. Despite the odds stacked against him, the GumiGod played his own way and it worked. Here’s how he did it.
Some of you may remember our previous announcement about the 5th iteration of our tournament, it was going to be our biggest and most impressive event yet. Fusing KJ’s love for StarCraft and cars, sponsorship by Dell and Alienware, topped off with an amazing venue, it was set to be an amazing event.
On the second day of the group stage, all of our members were set to play. TRUE and PiLiPiLi played in Group C, the so-called easiest group, while the towel-terran Gumiho played in Group D, the group of Death.
PSISTORM Gaming has signed Russian Protoss player Alexey “Strange” Solyakov. We recently saw him in action vs Polt in WCS Spring Circuit:
Getting to Know: EndOfLine
By Caitlyn Underwood
How, why, and when did you get into gaming?
I have always been into gaming. Games have always been there for me, either as a mental escape from my daily grind or a way to vent. On long road trips I played the original Pokemon Red and Tetris. At home, I played computer games and console games. Some of the first games that grabbed my attention were: Warcraft 1, Diablo 1, Super Mario World, F-Zero, Contra III: The Alien Wars, 007: Golden Eye, Perfect Dark, Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter II, Streets of Rage 1 and 2, Donkey Kong 1 and 2, Fallout 1, Sonic the Hedgehog, Tribes 2, Warcraft 2, Command and Conquer.
Bang Tae Soo (방태수) or TRUE as most will know him has finally achieved his dream of becoming a StarCraft Champion. After winning WCS Circuit Summer in Montreal in dominating fashion. TRUE dropped 2 maps across the whole tournament en route to his first ever championship.
TRUE finally received his visa meaning his only chance to make it to Blizzcon for the WCS Global playoffs was to win the remaining WCS Circuit event which gave a direct seed to the WCS finals.
TRUE had already qualified for the hardest tournament in SCII, GSL Code S after defeating CJ Entus Bunny 3-2 in Code A. Upon receiving his visa TRUE dropped out of the tournament to participate in the global circuit.
TRUE vs Bunny Review
On day 1 of the GSL Code A we saw PSISTORM Gaming’s TRUE come back from 0-2 Deficit to beat CJ Entus Bunny in the BO5 for a place in GSL Code S. Now we will analyse how TRUE fell behind, and more importantly how he came back when the odds were firmly against him to be able to snatch a code S spot from Bunny.
NoRegreT is competing with Scarlett in GSL Code A qualifiers. Here’s his latest video:
He had a good run, here’s the info on brackets and players.
Getting food sounds mundane but when you’re in a foreign country and you’re NoRegreT who doesn’t eat any ethnic food, it’s quite an adventure for him.