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#20 - why hes just holding his breath  [+] (1 reply) 09/14/2016 on underwater champ. +89
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#24 - sanictheedgyhog (09/14/2016) [-]
no one can hold his breath for that long, he is clearly cheating
#23 - why would you want more moving parts means more things ca…  [+] (1 reply) 09/10/2016 on iPhone 7 won't be the first... -1
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#24 - nathanbiggs (09/10/2016) [-]
It wasn't about whether I wanted the adaptor or not, it was about whether the phone came with the adaptor.
#40 - he seems like hes a "pro" and they do dumb **** like…  [+] (16 replies) 09/09/2016 on Really Specific Reaction... +9
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#42 - shunkahawolf (09/09/2016) [-]
he must really suck if his chair being off is enough to ruin his game
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#64 - ralloff (09/09/2016) [-]
Maybe this is a bait, but Flash is one of the best Starcraft players of all time, and is considered to be the best ever by many.

If the dude thinks this sort of thing is important to consistency, I'm inclined to believe him.
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#66 - shunkahawolf (09/09/2016) [-]
oh no, i didnt know some guy who plays a game i dont care about in a genre that i find boring, i am teh master baiter. but only when my chair is 6.83452674 inches below the desk and rotated at 89.0054678 degrees away from the prime meridian on the 5th wednesday of april. if any of those factors are off i suck, but its the chairs fault not mine.
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#102 - blargchikahonkhonk (09/09/2016) [-]
Or you know you could treat it like other sports at the highest level and do everything possible to improve your game by a fraction of a percent. For minimal extra effort he can make the situation more similar to the condition he trains in.
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#103 - shunkahawolf (09/09/2016) [-]
then shouldnt he be surrounded by red bull cans, anime "figures", and body pillows? seriously, the height of his chair argument is as retarded as a football player saying he lost because his shoelaces were crossed left over right instead of right over left, its just plain stupid.
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#117 - ryanruin (09/09/2016) [-]
Although yes, I can't blame you for not knowing this guy. E-Sports haven't really taken off as a premier thing in the western world yet, but they're a fast growing industry and I can expect them to even have their own channels eventually.
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#141 - shunkahawolf (09/09/2016) [-]
look, i get the point but no argument is going to make me think this isnt retarded.
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#115 - ryanruin (09/09/2016) [-]
I mean he's a Korean StarCraft pro, they spend like 16 hours a day practicing to do that they HAVE to have great conditions. Its even more important to have them on stage whenever the prize pool can go up to $250,000, which is relatively small for major e-Sport events right now. The prize pool for the last four years has accumulated to $5,682,076.14 in USD, South Korea has taken home the vast majority with $3,431,132.58 of that. So Korea has won 60% of the money from there in the past four years, and he's considered the best from that area. He's kind of like the Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt of StarCraft from my understanding, I don't watch competitive StarCraft or even play the game this is all just searching.

His feats include:
- Flash holds the highest KESPA Point record ever, with 4,292.5 points in September 2010. (Kespa Points - wiki.teamliquid.net/starcraft/KeSPA_Ranking )
- Flash is the most successful player in the history of progaming in terms of qualification (to BW tournaments).
- Being good enough to earn hte nickname, "The Ultimate Weapon" and "God" by many of his colleagues.
- Flash was the Most Valuable Player of the 2014 Proleague Finals.
- Flash is the second player (after his long-time rival Jaedong) to win a Premier tournament in both StarCraft: Brood War and StarCraft 2.
- As a side note he's apparently setting up his desk to perfection to allow the highest comfort and allow him to perform better than he already is.

Overall I think the amount of accomplishments this guy has is respectable enough, even from an outside perspective he seems like the SKT T1 Faker of StarCraft, and if those little actions that he does himself helps him to win matches well then good on him.

As a side note - from the looks of things he's started to slack, not placing first in many of the matches he's been in; I'm not sure if he's had an injury or what recently but from the looks of things he has to step up his game.

Sources:
www.esportsearnings.com/leagues/141-starcraft-ii-world-championship-series
wiki.teamliquid.net/starcraft2/Flash
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#142 - ralloff (09/09/2016) [-]
Oh also, it looks like he had surgery on his right arm before he switched to SC2, which almost certainly affected his performance. Even if it's only confidence related, that can be a huge blow and similar recoveries have wrecked a few CS;GO pros this past year.
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#116 - ryanruin (09/09/2016) [-]
ralloff blargchikahonkhonk

Did I pretty much sum everything up? I wouldn't know I don't watch or play SCII.
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#118 - blargchikahonkhonk (09/09/2016) [-]
pretty much
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#105 - blargchikahonkhonk (09/09/2016) [-]
Obviously Its only really important to mimic your connection to the the computer since he will just block out everything that's not his screen anyway. He does it with all his equipment. mouse mat, keyboard, and chair. Its more comparable to marginal gains which we are seeing all over various sports. If you can improve something by even a fraction of a percent even if its just mental why wouldn't you it has no drawbacks.
#139 - ralloff (09/09/2016) [-]
Exactly this. Muscle memory is capable of very high accuracy, given you mimic the conditions correctly; and I'm taken back that anyone thinks this sort of thing isn't a real and tangible factor for players trying to be number one.

Hypothetically though, lets pretend none of that stuff matters and it's all mental. It would still be worth it. Confidence is the most effective, potent, and proven performance enhancing drug. If it makes him more confident, he should do it. That said, overthinking your game can be harmful, and it can be a treacherous balance for players trying to come out of slumps or move up a level.


for ryanruin:

Yeah that sounds about right, I'm more a Counter Strike guy and only really know of top pros in other games/sports by word of mouth and reading.

I think your right with the faker comparison; physical sport comparisons probably being Tiger Woods, Lebron James, etc. It would be crazy if he was still dominating on the level he was. His previous runs are already legendary status; only a few players in a generation get to be that dominant.

Regarding his slump; many players level didn't transfer directly from brood war to SC2. Similar to how M2K in smash plays every smash high level, but not at quite the same level. I could be wrong, but I think Flash is still nuts at SC Broodwar.
www.esportsearnings.com/games/152-starcraft-brood-war


It's worth stating that SC is probably more comparable to Tennis/Chess/other 1v1 sports; and the runs seem to be more comparable as well, but I didn't use examples there because my familiarity is lacking.



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#140 - ralloff (09/09/2016) [-]
ryanruin

I don't think I mentioned correctly, because of a colon.
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#51 - penguinicus (09/09/2016) [-]
Same as pitchers who spit and do a double take before throwing the ball. Humans are creatures of habit.
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#44 - blackspace (09/09/2016) [-]
Maximize the chance
#38 - seat height  [+] (18 replies) 09/09/2016 on Really Specific Reaction... +4
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#39 - shunkahawolf (09/09/2016) [-]
again, why is he checking this?
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#40 - sanctusdominus (09/09/2016) [-]
he seems like hes a "pro" and they do dumb shit like that so it makes them "better"
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#42 - shunkahawolf (09/09/2016) [-]
he must really suck if his chair being off is enough to ruin his game
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#64 - ralloff (09/09/2016) [-]
Maybe this is a bait, but Flash is one of the best Starcraft players of all time, and is considered to be the best ever by many.

If the dude thinks this sort of thing is important to consistency, I'm inclined to believe him.
User avatar
#66 - shunkahawolf (09/09/2016) [-]
oh no, i didnt know some guy who plays a game i dont care about in a genre that i find boring, i am teh master baiter. but only when my chair is 6.83452674 inches below the desk and rotated at 89.0054678 degrees away from the prime meridian on the 5th wednesday of april. if any of those factors are off i suck, but its the chairs fault not mine.
User avatar
#102 - blargchikahonkhonk (09/09/2016) [-]
Or you know you could treat it like other sports at the highest level and do everything possible to improve your game by a fraction of a percent. For minimal extra effort he can make the situation more similar to the condition he trains in.
User avatar
#103 - shunkahawolf (09/09/2016) [-]
then shouldnt he be surrounded by red bull cans, anime "figures", and body pillows? seriously, the height of his chair argument is as retarded as a football player saying he lost because his shoelaces were crossed left over right instead of right over left, its just plain stupid.
User avatar
#117 - ryanruin (09/09/2016) [-]
Although yes, I can't blame you for not knowing this guy. E-Sports haven't really taken off as a premier thing in the western world yet, but they're a fast growing industry and I can expect them to even have their own channels eventually.
User avatar
#141 - shunkahawolf (09/09/2016) [-]
look, i get the point but no argument is going to make me think this isnt retarded.
User avatar
#115 - ryanruin (09/09/2016) [-]
I mean he's a Korean StarCraft pro, they spend like 16 hours a day practicing to do that they HAVE to have great conditions. Its even more important to have them on stage whenever the prize pool can go up to $250,000, which is relatively small for major e-Sport events right now. The prize pool for the last four years has accumulated to $5,682,076.14 in USD, South Korea has taken home the vast majority with $3,431,132.58 of that. So Korea has won 60% of the money from there in the past four years, and he's considered the best from that area. He's kind of like the Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt of StarCraft from my understanding, I don't watch competitive StarCraft or even play the game this is all just searching.

His feats include:
- Flash holds the highest KESPA Point record ever, with 4,292.5 points in September 2010. (Kespa Points - wiki.teamliquid.net/starcraft/KeSPA_Ranking )
- Flash is the most successful player in the history of progaming in terms of qualification (to BW tournaments).
- Being good enough to earn hte nickname, "The Ultimate Weapon" and "God" by many of his colleagues.
- Flash was the Most Valuable Player of the 2014 Proleague Finals.
- Flash is the second player (after his long-time rival Jaedong) to win a Premier tournament in both StarCraft: Brood War and StarCraft 2.
- As a side note he's apparently setting up his desk to perfection to allow the highest comfort and allow him to perform better than he already is.

Overall I think the amount of accomplishments this guy has is respectable enough, even from an outside perspective he seems like the SKT T1 Faker of StarCraft, and if those little actions that he does himself helps him to win matches well then good on him.

As a side note - from the looks of things he's started to slack, not placing first in many of the matches he's been in; I'm not sure if he's had an injury or what recently but from the looks of things he has to step up his game.

Sources:
www.esportsearnings.com/leagues/141-starcraft-ii-world-championship-series
wiki.teamliquid.net/starcraft2/Flash
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#142 - ralloff (09/09/2016) [-]
Oh also, it looks like he had surgery on his right arm before he switched to SC2, which almost certainly affected his performance. Even if it's only confidence related, that can be a huge blow and similar recoveries have wrecked a few CS;GO pros this past year.
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#116 - ryanruin (09/09/2016) [-]
ralloff blargchikahonkhonk

Did I pretty much sum everything up? I wouldn't know I don't watch or play SCII.
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#118 - blargchikahonkhonk (09/09/2016) [-]
pretty much
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#105 - blargchikahonkhonk (09/09/2016) [-]
Obviously Its only really important to mimic your connection to the the computer since he will just block out everything that's not his screen anyway. He does it with all his equipment. mouse mat, keyboard, and chair. Its more comparable to marginal gains which we are seeing all over various sports. If you can improve something by even a fraction of a percent even if its just mental why wouldn't you it has no drawbacks.
#139 - ralloff (09/09/2016) [-]
Exactly this. Muscle memory is capable of very high accuracy, given you mimic the conditions correctly; and I'm taken back that anyone thinks this sort of thing isn't a real and tangible factor for players trying to be number one.

Hypothetically though, lets pretend none of that stuff matters and it's all mental. It would still be worth it. Confidence is the most effective, potent, and proven performance enhancing drug. If it makes him more confident, he should do it. That said, overthinking your game can be harmful, and it can be a treacherous balance for players trying to come out of slumps or move up a level.


for ryanruin:

Yeah that sounds about right, I'm more a Counter Strike guy and only really know of top pros in other games/sports by word of mouth and reading.

I think your right with the faker comparison; physical sport comparisons probably being Tiger Woods, Lebron James, etc. It would be crazy if he was still dominating on the level he was. His previous runs are already legendary status; only a few players in a generation get to be that dominant.

Regarding his slump; many players level didn't transfer directly from brood war to SC2. Similar to how M2K in smash plays every smash high level, but not at quite the same level. I could be wrong, but I think Flash is still nuts at SC Broodwar.
www.esportsearnings.com/games/152-starcraft-brood-war


It's worth stating that SC is probably more comparable to Tennis/Chess/other 1v1 sports; and the runs seem to be more comparable as well, but I didn't use examples there because my familiarity is lacking.



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#140 - ralloff (09/09/2016) [-]
ryanruin

I don't think I mentioned correctly, because of a colon.
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#51 - penguinicus (09/09/2016) [-]
Same as pitchers who spit and do a double take before throwing the ball. Humans are creatures of habit.
User avatar
#44 - blackspace (09/09/2016) [-]
Maximize the chance
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