Hey everyone, this video is part 1 of a long detailed discussion on Starcraft1 and LoL and the ever reoccurring cycle of the Men vs the Machines.
The video centers on how League of Legends can learn from Starcraft:1. Even if you didn't follow Starcraft1 don't worry, I think you should still be able to enjoy the video. The most common trend throughout the history of some of the largest e-Sports involving Korea has always been the tale of Man vs Machine. We talk about how Korea breeds robots and the unforgiving pattern that occurred in SC1 to birth the demi-god players we saw at the end of the games life. I personally believe heavily that so many things from SC1 translate directly into League, and how League professionals could learn so much from it. The main driving point shall be on how Korea's system produces players and the issues the flaws in the West's system that makes it difficult to rival.
I'm not a historian, nor am I 100% sure about a few of the numbers or time frames I discuss in the video, so if I say anything wrong then just let me know, i appreciate it. This is something I've wanted to do for a while but I just got around to doing it, hope people enjoy it.
1:50 Beginning of discussion
5:42 General Western players' mentalities
10:32 Starcraft 1 history
13:00 "The Bonjwa's"
14:07 The Era of SlayerS`BoxeR`
16:22 The player who refined the game, [ReD]NaDa
18:00 Machine/Superbug/Tornado analogy/references
23:03 Western Machines/Men, the obsession with money and fame
25:42 Refining the algorithms
29:00 Starcraft1 dark era, the arrival of the cheater terran IloveOOv (http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/final-edits/67171-i-loved-victory-part-one Credit to Plexa from TL for a write-up)
34:56 David vs Goliath, when an existing protoss, [OOps]Reach leads the charge against OOv
36:52 No hope vs OOv, Reach stands atop the Protoss
40:27 Players cashing in, "I wanna be the best",
42:42 Korea vs the rest
44:16 The seldom talked about heart to Korea's esports - Korean culture and why the west has never caught up if Korea cared.
53:55 League's current state
56:38 Youtube comment on my coaching approach and how even something appearing as random isn't always random.
58:35 Cheap/cheesy wins, no desire to be a machine.
1:01:33 Gold MMR player vs Master MMR player / using Ragnarok Online to describe league's MMR and skill system
1:08:35 You're so bad you're good
1:13:29 Myself as a coach
1:14:43 100% Randomness
1:17:32 The "right" path vs understanding the structure
1:19:47 S class by refining one thing
1:23:40 OOv / Reach / July - Nal_rA, MC and others
1:27:26 From zero to hero, sAviOr saves Zerg - http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/final-edits/226236-god-of-the-battlefield-part-1
1:34:00 KR vs NA/EU development / "eras"
1:38:21 League skill lvl in 10 years
1:40:03 "Shades of blue"
1:42:42 League's eras + region differences
1:52:38 League's future / direction
1:53:51 Guy flaming in chat
1:56:37 Personal opinion on an ideal staff for a team
Part 2 sometime later on, thanks for watching.
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