Offense: July - + Show Spoiler +
Defence: Flash - + Show Spoiler +
Mentality: iloveoov - + Show Spoiler +
Micro: Jaedong - + Show Spoiler +
Macro: fOrGG + Show Spoiler +
Econ management: BeSt + Show Spoiler +
It should be macro!!!11. It's BeSts probe-management that controls his macro. His nexuses never stops blinking early game, and it gives him a crazy amount of resources which enables him to make a shitton of units. He does miss pylons and que up units more than fOrGG which makes fOrGG a better macroer from a efficiency point of view. You could argue that due to BeSts rapidly increasing economy it becomes harder to macro efficiently.
Army management: Sea + Show Spoiler +
Watch his TvZs
Positioning: Leta + Show Spoiler +
Watch his TvTs
Strategy: BoxeR + Show Spoiler +
No explanation needed. He'll also be inside your head before you know it
Harass: Kal + Show Spoiler +
I dont think Ive ever seen a more shuttle-happy player in modern times. Playing vs Kal has to be really annoying
Multitask: Bisu+ Show Spoiler +
Bisu likes doing attacks on different places at the same time. I like watching him do that.
Innovation: Horang2+ Show Spoiler +
I think Im beginning to like this player. He has showed some well executed cheese BOs lately. He still has a long way to go to be compared to Nal_rA though, especially when it comes to his straight-up play.
Adaptability: Mind+ Show Spoiler +
Game sense: sAviOr+ Show Spoiler +
Decision making: Stork+ Show Spoiler +
Potential: han+ Show Spoiler +
A protoss player who beat JD in the OSL-prelims when JD was in God-Mode has to have some sort of potential. OSL showed their match, and it was indeed not two short zealot-rushes. han played excellent, and dispelled a very promising PvZ. Then he met Rock, and we have only seen him a couple of times since then where he has been playing utterly horrible(though the games were short and onesided). Needs to begin realizing his potential soon.
Style: YoonJoong+ Show Spoiler +
To become the ultimate progamer you must have fans, and to have fans you need a distinctive style. Mystery-Protoss who came out from nowhere to beat Stork PvP in Storks prime back in 2007(very good game, watch it if you havent), only to not play again for another 6 months, has this kind of distinctive style. His aggressive style bares resemblence to Kingdom back in the days, and if he could gain some more confidence he might very well begin performing well in TV-matches(his prelim results have been very good, but he hasnt showed the same in TV-matches.)Like Kingdom his best MU is also PvP, while his worst is PvT.
Joker-factor: UpMaGiC+ Show Spoiler +
Charisma: firebathero+ Show Spoiler +
Noone can deny this guys charisma
Talent: sKyHigh+ Show Spoiler +
12-0 OSL/MSL prelims fall 2007. Then a year of struggling to get over his nerves. And this year he has finally cemented himself as CJs #1 player, and waved goodbye to his TV-match nerves with his 4-0(WL-final) in a incredible high pressure set of matches. I expect a semi-final or final appearance in one of the starleagues this year.
Stability(long-term): NaDa + Show Spoiler +
No explanation needed top 20 KeSPA 6/7 years(?)
Stability(short-term): Light+ Show Spoiler +
This might be a surprise, but this guy never slumps. Mostly because hes not generally regarded as championship material, thus his losses arent highlighted as much as Sea or S-Class players for example. He has always been a A-class progamer since his breakthrough in 2006, and always performed steadily. Like Sea, he also doesnt have a particular weak matchup. Him and Sea are the two reasons MBC isnt below eSTRO on the PL rank, since July , Bisu left, and Pusan s perfomances got worse
Flair: Reach + Show Spoiler +
Ballsyness: Anytime + Show Spoiler +
Deceptiveness: YellOw+ Show Spoiler +
Stubborness: Much, free[gm] , Canata, Kal, Hwasin, GoRush + Show Spoiler +
Watch any game they lose
What are your thoughts about these player-categories, and who do you feel fit best in each of them? Feel free to come up with new categories. Try to be a bit creative and have a different progamer in each category. Flash/Bisu/Jaedong gets old, eventhough they certainly can be argued for in more than one category.
If the player isnt a known A-class player, regular proleaguer or better, make a small writeup about them(like the ones I did on han and YoonJoong), and give examples from matches where they display the abilities. Dont use retired players please.
Use as many categories as you want. HF