The dong dong dong dong dong~
-How do you feel about getting the first win?
> Naturally, I won. If I can get into the Ro8 next week, I'd be even happier.
-Was preparation more difficult because the opponent was new?
>Due to the fact that he was the new guy, it was assumed that I would have no problem winning. This gave me quite a bit of pressure. As a result, I took the preparation even more seriously; I simply cannot lose.
-Have you thought about who you will be playing in the Ro8?
>I haven't gave it much thought. I would like to show my ZvP, however.
-You didn't look too happy about winning. Are you not satisfied with your current level of performance?
>The perspective between the player and the audience is very different. Although the commentator stated it was a great match, I was not satisfied with myself. During the match, I became very aggravated which resulted in a sloppy mid game. My opponent's counter attack also caught me by surprise. Therefore, it was not a perfect win, so I might have shown my displeasure afterward.
-The queen was used.
>I have been practicing this build quite a bit and the queen could've been on the field a lot sooner. The over-simplistic style of attacking is another reason to why I wasn't satisfied with today's game. If the queen was out earlier, I could've won in a much more convincing manner.
-How do you plan to prepare for the remaining matches?
>Today's map was in my favor and I still performed poorly. I am very disappointed in myself and will use this as a lesson in preparation for next match.
-Any last comments?
> I want to thank the two terran, Speed and Bee, for helping me practice. Our terran are all very nice people. Please don't view them as unhelpful!
PS - thank you sillylaughs for the last part!
Hydra - liskuuu!
Q: You have the advantage now on the path to the Ro 8.
A: First off, I was fortunate to have won the first game and will prepare for the next game with a happier mood.
Q: Quite the economic play during the early game.
A: I wanted to set up my economy into a three base play but my opponent took the middle very quickly. I hastily made a bunch of hydras to attack. Stork may have forgot to research storm so I got lucky and won.
Q: When did you think you've won the match?
A: When I realized my opponent did not research storm, I felt like victory was within my grasp.
Q: Looks like lady luck is with you, do you feel you can win MSL?
A: After the group ceremony, I felt I can go very far in this MSL. It is only the Ro 16 right now, so I can't say much. I just want to focus on the task at hand.
Q: If you can defeat Stork, you may be able to advance to later stages of the MSL. Are you confident you can win?
A: Stork's PvZ is superb so I had a lot of pressure when I was preparing. If I practice really hard, I am confident I can win. It'll come down to how much I prepared.
Q: Any last comment?
A: I want to thank my team for helping me during practice and the fans who came out here today to cheer for me. I will do my very best and get to the Ro 8!
Calm vs Hyuk interview below!
Let there be light!
-That was fiercely long battle!
>My opponent is Mind so a lot of folks said it will be an attrition warfare. This is what I had in mind as well, so I prepared a long term battle plan. Throughout the battle, I thought it may end in a tie. However, my opponent made small mistakes which I took advantage of, and it added up to a lucky win for me.
-You seem to possess the talent for long term engagement.
>It's nothing like that. Truthfully, I make mistakes too, such as missing the timing for ridge advantage. I will prepare more thoroughly for next match and demonstrate my strategic capability.
-You didn't think about playing a quick game for today.
>Our previous record was 2:4, for me, but I noticed I never lost if it reached late game. This lead me to play a more drawn out game today.
-Evaluate your current strength.
>In my opinion, I am not performing well. The others may think I am doing just fine but if that was the case, I would not have missed the 12 o'clock and other advantageous locations. Once I start to over think, I was not playing as smooth; otherwise, I could've ended this much earlier.
-Do you plan to employ similar tactic next time?
>It was a 44 minutes battle this time; I'll try to shorten it next time.
-Any last comment?
>My plan for today was to outlast my opponent. We will battle it out again next time. I will not let my guard down, and will be fully prepared for the next match.