So as everyone knows, the translator that blizzard uses is completely inept, and doesn't even show up to translate the GRAND FINAL INTERVIEW? Ridiculous.
As usual, after the game Nick was getting ready to do his 2-question post-game interview, but as you can see, they start to freak out as they realize no one is in sight.
Panorama and a few other TL guys basically push me up to the stage. One of the Blizz staff members asks me, "Can you translate?" I respond, "Yeah, I can." I had talked to Nick earlier about the possibility of me translating on stage, and I guess he remembered because he helped pull me onto the stage and we were able to successfully conduct the interview!
I must admit I was a bit nervous. Although this was not my first interview with a progamer, it was the first one I had conducted with 40 TLers taking pictures with their cameras, multiple video cameras running, and hundreds of spectators. My legs were shaking the entire time, but I tried to keep my voice as steady as possible. The good news is that Blizzard knows that I saved their butts, so hopefully they'll invite me back next time. mnm and tasteless both said that they'd see if they could get me to be the official translator.
The funniest moment of the night was when some random guy wanted to take a picture with me after the interview. I don't know why someone would want to take a picture with the translator, but whatever, I'll enjoy my 15 minutes of fame!
TL group photo with savior after his win
TL dinner at BJ's
Semioldguy, me, Chill
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