The name ENTUS means ENTERTAIN and ENTHUSIASM. What they lack in the skill of making up absurd konglish nouns, they make up with an extremely stacked team. The CJ team has been merged with new faces that represent both the (^_^) and the
(-_-), like the unification of the High and Dark Templar castes and combined are a fearsome weapon. CJ's main strength is that they don't rely on a single ace player or players to carry them through, but the fact that they have strong players in all 3 races.
I am not a CJ fan. But they are going to ANNIHILATE everyone this year. They easily have the most depth of any side and with the Ace match being removed from proleague this year, depth will be what wins games.
THE ZERG LINE
He is back my friends. The man who reverse-swept Flash to claim an OSL title, then suddenly retired. The man who was challenging Jaedong for the zerg throne. He saddened us with his absence. Now we prepare for a glorious return.
Truly an S-class player, Kim Jung Woo was a ZvP monster in particular but excelled in all matchups. He was CJ's ace player for two seasons before his retirement, including a 25-3 streak in proleague in 2009, the third best streak of all time.
Reportedly tearing up CJ's in-house tournaments, his name alone is enough to strike fear into the heart of opponents. Even if he never reaches the giddying heights he was at before his temporary retirement, this guy is the real deal. He's feeling confident once more. Everyone is excited about his return. You should be too.
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Hydra was a B-team zerg for CJ for several seasons. Then last year something happened. He came of age. Now with an MSL title, a win rate approaching 60% and a reputation for being the current best ZvZer in the world, Hydra grew into CJ's ace player last year.
Known for his exceptional mutalisk use, Hydra tends to use safe conventional strategies to win. He isn't the most exciting player, but he is the most solid in the game. You can rely on Hydra to get the job done when it matters most. He is also known for being an extremely hard worker.
Plus the guy can only see out of one eye. It doesn't stop him being a machine.
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THE PROTOSS LINE
These guys are the reason CJ shot up the rankings last year to finish the regular season in second place. Three very different players who complement each other well, they are the barometer of this team. When they play well, CJ win. It's as simple as that.
The man responsible for changing CJ from -_- to ^_^. The undisputed king of PvP upped his game last year and is now scary in all matchups. Where once he was known for hilarious cheese, he is now known for his scary macro. It is now commonplace to see 10+ neatly arranged gateways constantly pumping units.
Despite his poor dress sense, Horang2 is now a key member of CJ's lineup. Extremely strong with his gateway units, he often only attacks once with power and precision. He became a fan favourite last season and is well-loved by his teammates.
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A former OSL finalist, Movie is another who experienced a sudden resurgence last season, starting with an all-kill in Winner's League against MBC. Arguably the second best PvZer in the game, he lifted his performance in his weakest matchup, PvP, to become a much more rounded player. He finished the season with a 6-0 PvP streak, he is now much harder to snipe.
He failed badly in the playoffs last season and will be desperate to redeem himself. The hunger is back, Movie will be one to watch this season.
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You want a terran to die? Send out Snow. A PvT specialist, he excels at harrass, particularly with reavers. He holds the record for the most kills by an individual unit, with his reaver racking up 72 kills in a game against n.Die_soO
Once known as the Dream League Bonjwa, he started his Dream League career with a 6-0 streak, was selected for the A team and won on debut. He hasn't looked back. Still a relatively new player, Snow is growing rapidly with experience.
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THE TERRAN LINE
One of the most charismatic figures in Starcraft. Well known for his MSL selection ceremonies, he is also an extremely strong player. The Ace for Sparkyz before their merger with CJ, he now is the leading terran in the lineup.
He is well known for popularising 2-port wraith against zerg and is highly proficient in TvT as well, as evidenced by his win against Flash in the proleague playoffs. He is also known for his incredibly high win rate in ace matches.
Ever the entertainer, expect alternative strategies and excellent micro from Leta whenever he is sent out to play.
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Skyhigh was the king of TvT. He suffered a severe slump last year and is now definitely behind Flash in the pecking order. However, the guy is clutch when he is needed; former Hwaseung players can speak for him about that. A master of dropship plays in particular, he is a scary matchup for any terran and boast a perfect record against SKT ace Fantasy.
He performed the most famous all-kill in history, inspiring one of TL's most legendary threads.
BByong is a rookie who started to experience more game time towards the end of last season after strong performances in Dream League. He hasn't played too many games yet but as he gains experience, look for him to become an integral part of this unit.
He also rates our glorious streamers. This kind of shoutout directly from progamers is quite rare, so you should love this guy.
CJ were Dream League champions in 2010/11. Not only is there depth in their A-team, their B-teamers are the best in the business too. Players such as Where, SonGDuri and Rush are itching to make an impact. The B team competed on a level footing with minor premiers SKT. Should they get their chance this season expect good things.
THE WATCHFUL MASTER
OSL winner, former TvT master and innovator, leader, man of ice, scary motherfucker. A veteran of Brood War's golden era, Xellos still maintains a very high win rate despite a stint with Air Force Ace, which destroyed the win rates of many other stars of old. He doesn't play often anymore, but the mere presence of this legend in the team is enough to inspire his teammates.
Should he be sent out, established players beware because he still has a few tricks up his sleeve. Just ask Fantasy.
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CJ Entus will be Proleague champions this season.
They have the stars. They have the workhorses. They have the snipers. They have the incredible depth. For each matchup they have someone who is absolutely frightening and their coaches excel at getting them their favourite matchups.
While I will cheer for Team 8 this season, CJ are on the march. The heavens and earth tremble with their coming.
Thanks to Nazza for his contributions to this writeup! Also if anyone knows of especially awesome displays from these players, preferably recent, that I could use in their highlights please mention them!