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I have a question for Select =).
I saw you live at the gadget show live when you was playing a match on one of the alienware machines and I couldn't beleive how fast you did everything!! My question is how long have you been playing starcraft 2 for and what inspired you to start along with how did you manage to become so successfull?
Thanks in advance and YOU ROCK SELECT!! :D
hes probably busy doing korean things so i'll answer for him ^^ he was in america "SUPPOSED" to be deep in study at university, he got a hold of the SC2 beta to pass some free time and he soon got sucked into the competitive play when he got #1 on the US ladder and hes been well ever since,
i've known him since warcraft 3 and dawn of war days 6 or 7 years ago so its great to be in the same team as him!
So, just watched the EG teamleague, dignitas vs Fnatic.
Why is it, that it seems you don't care about the 2v2? on the stream you could see Select and Killer just chatting instead of using skype etc. to optimize their teamwork.
Killer and SeleCT are two players who focus on individual play, to become a good 2v2 team you need to put in practice as with everything else. If these guys were to dedicate their time to pracitcing 2v2 games which literally has the same weight as of one 1v1 game (and there's 3 of those) their 1v1 play would suffer instead. It's not about not caring, it's just logical reasoning.
I'ts about them, spending 1 minute into logging skype, and therefor increasing their performance greatly as a team
Hello MrElv3I started playing sc2 since open beta phase 2. I wanted to feel the crowd again after winning the games in the tournament. To become a successful , you need an effort as same for everything.
Hello, I have two questions!
I caught you on State of the Game a little while back, and it was very enjoyable! I admire your play greatly, but I wonder... are you always so serious? I found myself enjoying your demeanor in that, and in the TSL3 hype videos. Just curious if that's always how you are!
@Select, Sjow, and anyone else really:
I am a protoss player, and I like watching videos to get ideas for new styles. I tend to like EU styles more than KR or NA. I personally like PvT the most, so I was wondering who has a particularly interesting PvT if you are willing to share! I've seen WhiteRa and HasuObs a lot, and Naniwa a little less for PvT... and enjoyed the DH finals of Naama and Mana a lot. Just curious if there are any hidden players who are really interesting!
I root for Dignitas in every event I can, so keep up the good work! I believe!
The top european protosses are:
in the TvP matchup I feel like naniwa is the strongest of all and has most variety in his game which makes it even harder to beat him.
Bling playing for team dignitas and have really improved quickly. If he keeps up the hard training he will be a top protoss soon for sure.
Siw have really impressed me with his play lately
to SeleCT (or any other Terran player)
Which kind of training method do you recommend to a person willing to crush the game ?
I'm, at the moment, training hard on terran micro but the best way to learn would be to play directly against super strong player ? or players of my level ? and then step by step, rise to further league ?
Last question; if I send a replay to you SeleCT (or other terran player) is there a possible way to have it reviewed and get some feedbacks about mistakes and things I could have done better ?
Hello Nexgen!There is no easy solutions to becoming a top player. It requires hard work and dedication. Meaning you'll probably wanna play 6-10 hours per day at least. The best way to improve is always to play people better than you, but that's not very easy, seeing how superior players have little to gain playing lesser players, meaning they won't want to play you.But, playing lesser players/players of equal skill is fine, and what you're looking at to become decent at first, is just massing games at the ladders, downloading replays from pro players, watching VOD:s of pro players etc.Try to copy what they do, but most importantly, try to understand why they play like they do, why they make the decisions they do, what the purpose of their build is, and so on.Training micro specifically isn't something I would recommend. Micro is best trained in real game situations i.e whenever you play a game of 1v1 you have a oppertunity to practice your micro in each little/big engagement on the map.Sending replays to one of our players and have it reviewed is something I'd say belongs to "coaching" and most of our players do offer coaching, but it comes at a price. If you want coaching from SeleCT/SjoW or anyone else you'll have to contact them personally and work it out with them.Hope this helped!
Thank you merz, the answer is clear and I should be able to make good improvements starting from this.
last question to you, would you play (sometimes, if you are not busy) 1v1 custom games against myself?
Select: What protoss midgame and late game strats do you struggle against?any tips for someone who needs to improve their PvT?
Hihi~To SjoW/Terrans:I noticed SjoW's TvZ tends to prevent Zerg from attacking by keeping thier army elsewhere with Hellions and parked Drops waiting for them to be out of position.If I wanted to learn this style, is there any Zerg tech I need to specifically avoid? Also, when are hellions favoured, and when is bio favoured?
Standard openings nowadays are reactor helion, u play standard 12rax 13gas 15 orbital supply then factory after 2 marines u make an reactor on barracks and swap it with the factory once its finished.
The main goal with your helions is to obtain mapcontrol, denie creeptumors, force spinecralwers or roaches and not kill alot of drones and try to win at once. But ofcourse picking off drones is good but not the by the cost of losing a helion.
This also keeps the zerg questioning because he will play mostly in the dark. Theres alot of transitions u can follow up with this opening. Expansion is the most common but theres also banshees or early drop play or mass helion.
U wanna transition out of helions when u think you can do all theese goals usually 4 hellions is enough or when you see fast roaches. You transition into marine tank medivac later.
Dropping is always good untill 10min mark usually depending on what u scouted. Once you reach 10min theres a mutalisk threat and basicly its a big risk dropping without losing a unit. Drop play should be played very carefully, the intention with drops is to make good trades and not winning the game.
The game winning move is usually the tank marine medivac push.
Aha! Thanks for the clarification! That build co-incides what I've been looking at (Slayer hellion/marine elevator), so this has been really helpful.Looking forward to see you play Bomber at MLG - will be rooting for Dignitas!
I noticed you have got veeery high binds (8,9,0) doesn't that mean a lot of keyboard jumping? I do see alot of players using high binds but I just seem to manage the jumping. How do you manage to do that?
You're right im using 0 = rax 9 = factory = 8 starport 5 = cc 1-3 units. Its an old warcraft 3 binding I always had.
I always used theese bindings ever since wc3, so its become a habit and my brain have learned the hand movement by automatic.
I would recommend not using high binds for important buildings like I am, its inefficient and you lose some seconds every time you jump from units to buildings. Optimal bindings would be 1-3 units 4 cc 5 rax 6 factory 7 starport 8-9-0 for planetary/upgrades/etc.
I tried changing binds but never really had time for it, it takes like 1 month to get used to it.
Best of luck in your future matches
You're all doing so amazing at MLG I'm really excited to watch the stream tomorrow!
I have a question to all the SC2 pros! If you guys could invite one unit to your birthday party which would it be and why?