Quick prayer for Canata who was ignored.
What Protoss could possibly maintain 100% victory rate against Flash? Bisu, Stork, Jangbi, Best, Kal, and free who are collectively referred to as Six Dragons all have head-to-head record which are either slightly more or less than half. StarDust however remains as exception by having clean record of 2-0 against Flash. By holding back Flash on the critical point where KT could have solidified their position on the play-offs, StarDust have drawn enough attention to become first in the search rankings.
Q: What is your thoughts about beating Flash?
StarDust: I'm truly delighted for winning against the 'God'. I am very happy. I know I should keep my happiness reasonable considering he's the progamer like me, but it is just uncontrollable. That's how happy I am.
Q: I heard that you practiced a lot for the game against Flash.
StarDust: Flash has a very excellent skill. I think Flash plays as if he could just win as long as it proceeds to the late-game no matter who his opponent is. There tends to be moment of weakness when one starts preparing for the late-game, and I exploited that opportunity.
Q: How did you prepare?
StarDust: Flash is actually more easier to predict than other players. That might sound ironic but it's true. He have a pattern. I also believe it was due to the weakness in that pattern that Flash lost to Dear on his previous match against STX. If you prepare not to let your pride get wounded by those who swear about using 'cheese', I think it is perfectly possible to have a winning chance.
Q: Therefore you came up with the idea of building gateways on the middle.
StarDust: The tactic was planned in advance. I thought after getting to four gateways by building three in the center, it was possible to win with the usage of reaver and shuttles. At the timing where Flash double expands to the front and back, there are only two factories present. There's a moment when there is only three tanks. I was aiming for that timing but it was delayed due to the bunker rush. Still I proceeded on confident I could break his defenses and that made me win the game.
Q: Did you only prepare for Flash?
StarDust: It was possible that Zerg might have come out but I didn't believe that would happen with the situation KT was in. This series had to be won if they wanted to become 1st in the rank. Therefore Flash and Stats would be coming up first. The maps for the 2nd and 3rd match are somewhat unfavourable for Terran. So I was sure Flash would come out for the first match no matter what and correspondingly asked the coach to send me out.
Q: You really thought a lot about what moves KT would play.
StarDust: It started to become clear after thinking about it a lot.
Q: You became first on the search rankings. It's been a first ever since you obtained the nickname of '100 minute protoss'.
(T/N: M18M became famous after climbing up to round of 16 in WCG Korean qualifiers. This was before he obtained his progamer license; he was considered amateur when he achieved this accomplishment.
The nickname '100 minute protoss' came from TV program called '100 minute discussion', hosted by professor Son Seok Hee who is also MBC news announcer. Name of StarDust is also Son Seok Hee.)
StarDust: When I played against Sea on WCG Korean qualifiers I got first on the search ranking as '100 minute protoss', and did so once again when I beat Flash before. So including this I've been first on search rankings three times. I think I benefited a lot from sharing same name with famous personage. I am thankful to my parents.
Q: Air Force ACE also broke seven losing streak. Considering the objective of this season was play-offs aren't you bit disappointed?
StarDust: At beginning of the season I (T/N: We?) wished for BO7, but because it became BO5 without Ace match planning for entries have become bit difficult. It felt strange, as if one of the teeth had come off. I also think we were pretty unlucky. We were perfectly capable of producing better results but I displayed inadequate performance as the senior and great struggled a bit as well.
Q: You will be finishing your mandatory military service during the next season.
StarDust: I want to complete my service looking like a senior. I will win many times so that when people think of me they'll think 'that senior was truly important to the development of Air Force ACE'.
Q: Any last words.
StarDust: This is something I never managed to say before. I love you, mom.
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Source - Daily e-sports
Air Force ACE winning! Also unintentionally 3k post, this must be fate.