Dark's post on his TGD/T'gether, a streamer community site
I got back safely yesterday evening. Man, I learned and felt a lot at this BlizzCon. I'm bitter that I lost, but on the other hand it's a huge source of motivation, so I don't feel too regretful or sad about it. I'll talk about it more on tomorrow's stream~
Thanks for cheering me on for another year. I'll work harder next year to grow as a player and get better results, and try to take on Serral as the challenger. I'm able to keep going forward because everyone keeps showing that they care about me and cheering me on.
Thank you, I love you~ Ofc I love my girlfriend more~ Cya tomorrow~
Highlight/summary of Dark's stream, curated by me
Serral: Dark said Serral is like a machine, in the sense that he doesn't make mistakes. Dark speculated the way to beat him might be to take him to the late game and just overwhelm him with better mechanics [cue foreign Zerg pros going ???????????]. When chat mentioned that it seemed Rogue was doing okay vs Serral in macro games, Dark noted that Rogue's hands are a biiiiit on the slow side.
Has: Has didn't practice on site, so it was f***ing scary for Dark going up against him. "He wasn't even warming up, so he must be SUPER confident. I might lose, there must be a reason for that confidence." Hours later, he threw crazy shade at Has after losing to Has' cannon rushes on the ladder. "Well I went pool-first vs him at BlizzCon, thinking I couldn't lose against someone so f***ing bad. I could 12 pool into macro and win."
Stats vs Serral: Dark thought it was Stats' series to win. He was frustrated seeing all the Protoss units getting abducted on Para Site. Dark joked that he should play Protoss, because he would have positioned his Templars better to feedback the Vipers.
Mocking/Praising Classic: Dark thought perhaps Classic could have won the finals, because Classic is the very essence of Protoss in being a player who makes you rage.
The "real story" of why Classic got eliminated: Classic didn't know who he was going to face in his group decider match, so he was just laddering on NA. However, Dark said NA ladder is totally worthless for practice, because everyone on NA is so terrible. Thus, Dark asked Classic if he'd just help him practice for ShoWTimE instead, which would be better warm-up. However, Classic just refused to help Dark and kept on laddering. At that moment, Dark knew he was going to lose in group decider match. And it showed in the match—Classic didn't play like Classic, which means his hands weren't moving the way they normally do.
Funny moment: Dark said he needed to stop bashing Blizzard on stream and generally needed to stop cursing so much—Blizzard Korea people told him that Blizzard HQ watch his stream so he should tone it down. "Yeah I think I'll start toning it down"—*Protoss starts cannons in his natural*—"you son of a bitch."
Is SC2 still fun?
"StarCraft II? It's been forever since it stopped being 'fun.' You think I'm still looking for fun? Any time your hobby becomes your job, it's not fun anymore. Try playing games 15 hours a day, 10+ hours a day all the time, the same game every day. See if that's still fun."
On breaking the ice with Zest and talking trash: Dark managed to stop using honorifics with Zest at BlizzCon (basically means they became a bit friendlier), although it's still a bit awkward between them. Chat pointed out that he's thrown shade at Zest and sOs in the past; Dark said that trash talking is all 'business' and insisted that he's a good guy IRL.