2013 is coming to an end and with it a new DGL leg on the horizon. We speak to +SSG+Slider to find out what his plans are and what he’s looking to accomplish in 2014.
A lot of people have been wondering, why couldn’t you take part in DGC 2013?
I had a close friend’s bachelor’s party in the Drakensberg for the weekend. It would have been awesome to go but there’s always next year.
I hope it was worth it 😀 What are your plans for DGL 2014?
I want to try to practice more consistently; I was very on and off this year. My goal is to get into premier division.
How do you plan on training for that?
I plan on making time to play 3 games a day during the week as far as possible, and playing more on the weekend when I have more time. I find with Starcraft, like anything in life that requires muscle memory, a little bit of practice every day is exponentially more valuable than a lot of practice once or twice a week. Half an hour a day will go a long way. I want to try and improve specific things in the game as I identify weaknesses in my play, focusing and improving on weak my points is another strategy I want to make use of.
How well are you hoping to do?
Yeah playing against guys who are doing it full time, like Pandatank or Static, is going to be really tough for me, but at the very least I’ll give them a run for their money! As for the rest, I fancy my chances against anyone who’s playing casually like me.
Who do you think are the biggest competitors this year?
Pandatank, Static, Skiblet, Drager … all the premier league players are gonna be tough.
All of those players seem to be Protoss, do you struggle against Protoss in particular or do you think that they are the best players who just happen to play that race?
Nah Terran vs. Protoss is actually one of my better matchups, I feel like Terran has the advantage in the current metagame to be honest. Out of the top 10 SA players (According to the ladder system anyway) 7 of them are Protoss so it just seems that South Africans love Protoss
Who is your favourite professional Starcraft 2 player?
I’m a fan of the top Korean Terran like Innovation, Taeja, Bomber, MarineKing, MMA and especially Polt but DeMuslim is my favourite player. When I get the chance i always like to watch his stream. He plays very macro orientated and he talks about his thinking and his decisions in the stream. I would recommend him to anyone looking to get really good with Terran. My Top 3 would definitely be DeMuslim, Polt and Innovation. I love how Polt plays so differently to other Terran, he has his own style and is still a champion. Innovation is such a monster mechanically that It’s mesmerizing to watch! I guess Flash should be in there somewhere too.
Anything you would like to add?
Not much, except it’s great to see how the SA gaming scene is growing with players and sponsors coming in, and I hope the momentum will continue! I’d also like to thank Dup and SSG for having me, it’s been an awesome experience! Starcraft > RL. GLHF!