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July: hihi! ^^
FakeSteve: Let's start!
July: STart! ^^
FakeSteve: First off, Name and age?
July: Park Sung Jun, 19 years old.
FakeSteve: Why do you use "JulyZerg" as your gamer ID?
July: i got to make the id in july. i added my main race, zerg. thats why its called July Zerg.
FakeSteve: You are now in the OGN StarLeague finals vs Reach. When you started playing StarCraft did you ever think you would be in a situation like this? Did you always want to be the best, or just play for fun?
July: Yes. I wanted to be the best since the beginning and I'll continue to work harder.
July: I'll win.
FakeSteve: I'll be cheering for you vs Reach!
FakeSteve: Who is your favorite opponent?
July: i like gosu
July: terran gamer
July: or nada
July: all like ^^
FakeSteve: WCG is coming up, who do you think the favorites to win are? Do you think any non-korean gamers have a chance to win?
July: but elky
July: gosu ^^
July: and peter
July: for koreans, the preliminary round is so hard that anyone getting picked has a chance to win.....i want to win
FakeSteve: After watching your games vs iloveoov in the OGN semifinal, many non-korean bw players were completely amazed by your skill. What do you think is the strongest part of your game, and what do you think you need to improve on?
July: i think my strong point is my control. my weak point is, i do all-in plays often, causing me to have a weak economy therefore its hard for me to play in the late parts of the game. In contrast, instead of control, i play game focusing on the later parts of the game.
FakeSteve: I love your aggressive style! ^^
FakeSteve: What is best, your zvz, zvt, zvp? What is worst?
July: my best is zvt
July: and i have no worst game
July: in zvz with the different builds, my win percentage is kind of low.
July: i'm strong zvp as well
FakeSteve: Very confident!
FakeSteve: Let's talk about iloveoov. The non-korean starcraft community sees iloveoov as the no.1 starcraft player. Do you think he is? What about him makes him so dominant? And how did you defeat him so easily in the OGN semifinal and ITV final?
July: i don't think there is a best player
July: the reason i could beat iloveoov is i know his game style well
July: and same for me, when my game style is analyzed and known by more people, i will be beaten more often. So im trying to vary my styles more and more.
FakeSteve: Now you're in the finals against Reach. Do you think you will win? What about Reach do you fear the most?
July: I can win.
July: I have an MBC game tomorrow, and if i win there, 2 days before the OGN final, i have to play an MBC game. I'm worried that i can't practice alot. If i can practice, I can win.
FakeSteve: I'll be watching the finals, I hope you win!
FakeSteve: How are you preparing for the OGN final? Who are you practicing with?
July: i'm practicing with junitoss
July: and when mbc game is done tomorrow i will practice with rage and foru
FakeSteve: It seems that you have exploded into the pro-game very suddenly, with your success in OGN and ITV. Was there a breaking point when you became as good as you are, or have you just gradually become very skilled?
July: I think my skill gradually increased. I'm getting more used to the gaming environment, so I think my skill increased gradually.
FakeSteve: July, I think you are the current best Zerg, and I'm not the only person who thinks so. Do you think you're the best Zerg?
July: i'm not..
July: but for my style.. i'm best
July: i think ^^
FakeSteve: What do you think of American newcomers, Assem and Rekrul[pG]?
July: I know assem because we've been on the same team.. he has good control, which is unique from many other nonkorean players. so if he gets better in macro, hes gonna be a great player I think. I don't know about Rekrul because i didn't play him too much ^^;;;
FakeSteve: Tell us a story about something stupid Peter has done, so we at TeamLiquid.net can laugh at him!
July: haha ^^;;;;;
July: Peter is fun
July: and i don't think he did anything stupid
July: anyways, he's nice and peter is fun! ^^;;
FakeSteve: Okay, simple question: Favorite map?
July: namja iyagi!
FakeSteve: Tell us what a normal day in the life of JulyZerg is like.
July: hmmm.. i like to watch movies, read comic books.. when i'm not doing that i practice ^^
FakeSteve: I have to ask this question because they're my favorite band: Do you like Iron Maiden? ^^
July: i don't know too well
July: sorry ;;
FakeSteve: Well July, thank you VERY much for taking the time to do this interview! Many non-korean players will read this. Anything you'd like to say to them?
July: Thanks for reading my interview. I'll be seeing you again as a better me.
FakeSteve: GoodLuck in OGN! JulyZerg Fighting!!
Look for a follow-up interview after the OGN finals, August 1st!