With a series of articles, W3arena will try to make you feel the atmosphere of the Golden Championship Series S2 and help you get to know the Asian players better.
Interview Conditions :
When : Day 2 of Group B, before Yumiko went to play vs Fly. Met him twice after.
Where : Outside of the practice room, during the cigarette break.
This was my arrival on site on my first reporting day. The practice room was crowded, focused and it was difficult to feel comfortable approaching the players. As Lucifer agreed for an interview on QQ before, I waited for him outside for his cigarette break. I was nervous, he was very kind and patient with me!
The UD community was amazed on how you won the first Gera Cup as an UD after 60 edifions!
At the end of the event, I had to play vs Hawk and Sok. I felt confident as my best matchup is vs HU. Unlike the Chinese UD that cannot beat Humans and win often vs NE. NE and mirror are my worst matchup.
Considering that you are about to play 120, and may have to play Foggy at some point, it does not sound too good!
Did you ever play vs 120 before?
It will be the first time we play. He is the best UD in the world at the moment. He is very young, and his micro is amazing. I came to Shanghai one week in advance just to train.
Can you compare the current Wc3 scene with the Oldschool scene like in 2008?
Now the competition is tough.
The skill is higher now?
Can you tell us your thoughts about the return of the best Korean players of all times (Lyn, Moon...)
In 2013 there was a risk that the WC3 would die. Now it is very active and their return is amazing. There is no more player in the army now.
Who is the best UD of all times (beside you!)
/he refused to chose, despite me insisting!/
A word on the Korean players Gostop, Susiria and Soccer? Still in touch?
They totally stopped WC3. Soccer, I so not have any news from him. GoStop is having a normal life, Susiria is married and has one kid.
Normal life, you mean your life is not normal ;) ?
What would you like to see in the next patch?
I would like a buff on ziggurats, and a nerf on the BM maybe. Blizzard did not send the form to Korean players, only to Chinese. So I guess Humans will be even more imba!
That was just a great interview, thank you Lucifer!
Now a word of one of my favorite moment during GCS
Foggy lost 2-1 vs Lyn and Lucifer 2-0 vs 120. Lucifer and Foggy will fight for the right to stay alive in the tournament. They went to the stage building, waiting for the shoutcasted RPG game to end before playing.
I am not sure if the stage is off limit to me. I do not have an admin to ask, so I just go. The building door is locked, need the digicode!
Im stuck but providence is on my side. A pizza delivery man is blocked as well, calls whoever made the order and opens the door.
I see Lucifer in a chair checking his phone. Foggy is upstair in the technical room where they control all the broadcast. I join him, Lucifer joins us. You feel the tension of this very important game. But the RPG game drags on. I do not understand ANYTHING about it, I am not the only one...
Lucifer : w** is that game?
Foggy : I do not know I don't understand anything...
Foggy to Lucifer : it's good that we lost Round 1 bc I would not know how to play! (Lyn and 120 went to play the RPG as winners, and it is streamed to thousand of viewers!)
Ugri : Who is winning?
Lucifer : Man, I don't know, I dont understand... how much longer??
Foggy : I think it ends soon, they just removed the camera from the players on screen?
20 mn later...
Lucifer : Aaaaaah why so long?
A big green DK with crazy dps appears on screen.
Lucifer : Oh, I want this DK!
RPG game ends, the players go on stage. GL GUYS!
I met Lucifer afterwards, he was not happy about the way he played (lost 2-0 to Foggy and got eliminated). He felt very nervous and made mistakes. You can have so much experience and so much talent, it is sometimes hard to not feel the pressure on stage!
GL Lucifer, Europe loves you!
link to his stream channel : Lucifer owning
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