TLMCAT SEASON 5 is on!
This blog is a verbatim copy of my post in the voting thread, where it however could get lost, so I decided that this important public announcement is due for a little bit more of a spotlight.
Now it gets into the heated part! I fear there is a danger that some people do not understand what some of the names mean.
First of all, let's look at mizenhauer. Maybe some of you know him as the "guy that said Rogue is a patchzerg" , but how many of you realize that he is the literal backbone of the SC2 reporting on this site? That without him there would be just a tiny trickle of articles? Just behold the incredible, not even exhaustive, selection from recent times where he contributed text (sometimes whole article, sometimes a part):
In addition to this, I believe he also did a lot of the recaps that are posted simply under "TL Esports" without personal credit, which means that he watched, wrote down and twitch clipped a metric shitton of games for the enjoyment of you all.
For a completely orthogonal contribution, I would point to his community casting work. Maybe some of you think that the LRSL series of tournaments (concieved and extensively run by another competitor Ej_, and then taken over by yet another competitor Durnuu!) is just something silly that a bunch of idiots do to pretend to be real SC2 players, but in fact it is a huge cornerstone in building up the community (it surely helped me immensely to really get any connection with people here). Anyway, it was mizenhauer who casted most of the matches in all the incarnations (heavily supported by luolis, who we sadly somehow forgot to nominate). Unfortunatelly, many casts got lost to the twitch abyss, but lately he is careful to highlight them, so you can (and should) head to https://www.twitch.tv/mizenhauer/videos/all to see examples of his work - and also the man in person!
However it's not only mizenhauer you should pay attention to in this competition. I have already mentioned Ej's and Durn's key roles in running the community leagues, but that's not even all they do! Together with another key community member, Elentos, they watch literally every SC2 game out there, including the most obscure tournaments in the weirdest corners of the internet and then produce these marvelous selections:
These four: mizenhauer, Ej_, Durnuu and Elentos are an exquisite collection of dedicated and hard working SC2 fans. Their encyclopedic knowledge of any game that ever happened in the 8 years the game is played is absolutely stunning and the amount of time they spend talking about every single aspect of strategy and pro scene is overwhelming.
On top of that, they are also pretty fine blokes.