#117 – StarCast: “Much Ado About a Member”
“Much Ado About a Member” w/ OctanePro– Episode #117
OctanePro, host of The Strategist, joins us this week to talk MLG Raleigh. We geek out over Scarlett’s amazing play and because it could not be avoided we discuss indecent exposure in StarCraft. All this and plenty of listener feedback on StarCast this week!
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MLG Raleigh Champion FXO Leenock
Three days of what most people consider to be the toughest StarCraft II tournament format outside of Korea has just concluded with a repeat champion. Leenock of Team FXOpen, who had previously won MLG Providence 2011, has taken the top spot in MLG Summer Championships 2012 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Leenock proved unstoppable against his opponent First of Incredible Miracle in the grand finals, brushing him off with a 4-1 score. TaeJa of Team Liquid took home third and theStc of Quantic Gaming with fourth. Fifteen of the top sixteen are Koreans, which has been one of the major trends for most of MLG’s StarCraft II events.
1st Place – $25,000 – Leenock
2nd Place – $15,000 – First
3rd/4th Place – $7,250 – Taeja, TheSTC
5th/6th Place – $3,500 – Hero, Violet
7th/8th Place – $2,250 – Revival, Heart
thanks to Jt. Sweeny for the invite, Sam the organizer, Andres nice guy.
Complexity & Academy Puts up Big Results
Notable Players: colTrimaster, colHeart, colKiller
Academy Student Sasquatch goes top 12
Starts out in Group D as a WildCard:
Sasquatch vs Goody = 2-1
Sasquatch vs Idra = 2-1
Sasquatch vs Daisy = 0-2
Breakout Raleigh Player: Crank
Was a last minute submission to the tournament and seeded last in the open pool bracket.
Who is Crank?
Independently sponsored by Totalbiscuit
Other MLG News:
Halo 4 to be at MLG Dallas before game release date
It is with great pleasure that we announce the return of the Halo franchise to the MLG Pro Circuit. Days before its official release on November 6, Halo 4 will be featured as part of the competition at the MLG Fall Championship in Dallas, November 2-4.
MLG League of Legends Summer Championship winners disqualified for ‘collusion’
Major League Gaming announced late last night that the first and second place winners of the Summer Championship League of Legends Event have been disqualified for conspiring to not play a match to win.
Teams: Curse NA & Dignitas
This was uncovered by MLG Staff prior to the Grand Final, but still allowed the finals to complete as MLG was discussing the situation with Riot Gaming. After the finals were over and the event had ended, the announcement from MLG was released.
coLKiller wins 2-0 by DQ over Destiny in OWR5. #MLG
Why Destiny Left MLG/Drama
Long story short, a girl who goes by the handle BlueTea sent Destiny nude pictures of herself sometime ago. He went ahead and shared those pictures with 2 friends of his. The girl found out over the weekend and decided to get back at Destiny by hacking his twitter and posting nude pictures of him in his Root Gaming Jersey.
Unable to remove the photos or twitter post, destiny left MLG Saturday night and flew home, forfeiting his remaining matches.
As a team that is trying to grow and become a respectable organization in a growing industry; a team that was created and is ran by professional gamers, situations like this hurt us and our future chances of success. Our current sponsors were very understanding of the situation and for that I thank them. But that is not to say doors won’t close in the future because of previous incidents.
We release Steven today because there are 25+ people working hard everyday to make ROOT grow and we don’t want their efforts to be in vain. We release Destiny today because as selfish as it may sound, I’d rather release Steven today than disband our team tomorrow due to lack of financial support.
WCS North America – Acer’s Scarlett
Congratulations to Scarlett, winner of the North America Finals, and to all Top 9 finishers! In addition to their share of the $60k prize pool, they will all be attending the Battle.net World Championship in Shanghai, China on November 17-18.
Grand Finals = Acer’s Scarlett vs RootVibe
1st Place- Scarlett
2nd Place- Vibe
3rd Place- Idra
4th Place- Major
5th Place- Insur
6th Place- State
7th Place- Illusion
8th Place- Ostojiy
9th Place- Huk
eSports Federation Boycotts OSL
In response to our story last week where KeSPA refused to allow their players to participate in GSL Season 4, the eSports Federation [ESF] announced that they would boycott the OSL.
“Under the agreement of all ESF teams and players who are attending OSL(nestea, mvp, mc, drg, mkp, parting, san), we have agreed to boycott OSL.”
Good News Everyone!: KeSPA Will Participate in GSL 5
“On Aug. 24, KeSPA released a statement that they will participate in the next GSL after GSL Season 4. In order to prevent another fallout of leagues as eSports Federation (ESF) made a statement to boycott OSL, all teams in KeSPA have decided to participate the next GSL tournament that will happen after GSL Season 4.”
NASL invites DRG, MMA, Violet and Taeja to S4
To ensure that the top players in the world have the opportunity to compete in NASL Season 4, the North American Star League is pleased to unveil its new NASL Leaderboard system which rewards the top earning players with a spot in the league.
The NASL Leaderboard standings are determined by a point system wherein StarCraft II professionals earn points for placing in the top 32 of major events occuring in 2012.
Players Invited for Season 4:
At the time of invitation selection, the top four individuals in the NASL Leaderboard were:
HotS Custom Map Tournament
Thanks Dreadwolf222 for the link
Kas Vs Bly Casted by HDstarcraft
Auto-Cast Burrow Charge, also, charge can go under walls!
225 Health on Warhound, with thors staying in game as a non-hero unit, warhounds cannot attack air.
Widow mine outside the zerg expos to kill queens that spread creep
Hey Garrett and Kyle,
Listening to your show since episode 30 or so, even sent you a mail once Lately I have had some things to point out to you guys or ask, so here we go.
1. You always thank the people who gave starcast a 5-star review on itunes, but I think you only thank the American people there. I made my 5-star review, but I think only the dutch people can see those.
2. Are there people who come to you to come on the show, or are you always the one asking?
3. Why is the show on such an crazy hour for us European people?
4. If starcast already has a teamspeak server I would like to know that, and how active is it? Are there any people on it?
5. One of the features I’m quite excited about in HotS is the possibility to play cross-region. Why are people not talking more about that? I’ve always wanted to speak to the American people, play a 4v4 with the famous people on starcast (i.e. Garrett, Kyle, KingOctavious, Hipster etc.) And maybe we could even do a cross region starcast tournament.
Do you know if this feature will already be available at the start of the beta? How was that with the Diablo 3 beta?
6. If you could get anything, as long as it is something physical (boat, house, racecar, case with money etc). What would it be?
7. What do you expect of Windows 8? Have you tested it, and is it really as bad as everyone says?
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