The Official Casual Games of the Week Thread
A little background
I've been running a little recap of some BW pro players casual games in the Small VOD Thread in early 2018. Unfortunately, I had to stop at some point since I had less and less time to watch many games in a week with the increased charge of my Ph.D. studies. Since I received a lot of positive feedback about the initiative over time, I've decided to revive the idea with a new format for my 1000th post!
Why look for casual games?
I find the idea of posting casual games interesting in many ways :
- Casual games show how pros approach certain matchups or certain maps during their practice time
- It offers a preview of how they play the new maps at the beginning of a season
- It can reveal friendship and rivalry behind the scenes
- It shows pros in their environment (Flash raging in his underwear during the group selection anyone?)
- It sometimes shows weird matchups, off-race plays, or fun 3vs3/4vs4 you won't see in regular tournaments
- It's good to know that Flash can sometimes lose...
The new collaborative GOTW
The increasing popularity of fan's thread like Jaedong Stream Thread, Flash Stream Thread or Larva Thread hinted that I'm not the only freak looking for those games. So I thought it would be nice if others could contribute to the idea by posting good casual games they watch during the week. I would then collect the suggestions in this thread to create a post like this one every week/2 weeks (depending on the popularity of the initiative).
How can I contribute to the weekly post?
Simple. Just post the URL to the worthy casual game you just watched in this thread. Your name will then appear as a collaborator for this week's post if your selection is chosen.
These are the rules I usually use for games selection:
- No games from any professional tournament (ASK, KSL, KCM, etc.) since those are already available in the Small Vod Thread.
- There is no restriction on the format (1vs1, 2vs2, 3vs3, etc.) or the level of the players (pros, semi-pros, foreigners)
I usually browse the following YouTube accounts (most of them are updated daily) to find interesting games. Feel free to post any other accounts that deserve to be added to this list.
Britney : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69uMhRJcUnvMnMxKT2SS0w
Calm : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDERWIJpGM2kQas8vDNblzw
By.HerO: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZIXrFox5eKmZgkx7Lm-nMQ (inactive)
Free: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9saAMSw-EfVTvjVoYUt4Vw/videos (inactive)
GoRush: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAskb2E2ql4WRxERnANDdJw (inactive)
Hiya: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqjBPUKMYoLAx8QZsq7PjWw (inactive)
Light: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqFmG6ofirSWvI9B8mwzvyA (inactive)
Mong: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyG8R3JK5lsZ8m3aPGwdNIQ (inactive)
Terror: https://www.youtube.com/user/chul9hyung (inactive)
Pros can play under many aliases when they practice.This list (updated weekly) might be helpful to link a nickname to a pro:
Liquipedia Remastered Smurf account: http://wiki.teamliquid.net/starcraft/StarCraft_Remastered_Ladder