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FoCuS - "I was not focused recently"

13.06.2017 |Ugrilainen0 comments

Ah Ugri made a bad pun!

Well think again! I went to ask for some more details on what he meant while being interviewed by China.pngTolkien, and those were his exact words.

A small interview of a player so likable that for once, I am translating an article the other way!

Tolkien is an admin of Ifeng Cups and Taidu Cup. He is also a writer on RN (replays.net).

Questions are not mine, only narration in italic is my own.

Interview: China.pngTolkien

Translation: South Korea.pngHuahua

Link: Interview on RN

China.pngTolkien: Hello FoCuS , I'm glad you accepted our interview

South Korea.pngFoCuS: Hello everyone, I am a Korean Orc player named FoCuS. I was very happy to participate in the Second Taidu Championship Qualifier and to win it! Thank you for the interview.

Focus during Nostalgia Battlefield

China.pngTolkien: We know that you are now a family man : what do you do for a living? Is Warcraft your only professional activity?

South Korea.pngFoCuS: I do not have another job, I play WC3 full-time.

China.pngTolkien: Let's talk about Taidu Cup, sponsored by China.pnghumSky company "Taidu". What do you remember of him?

South Korea.pngFoCuS: I remember having a beer with Sky. Sky is a very mannered player and he speaks also English very well.

Of course, he is one of the best players in history.

China.pngTolkien: What is your opinion on Taidu Cup format?

South Korea.pngFoCuS: I think that the organization is great in all aspects, especially the fact that matches are played BO3 and not BO1, reducing the chances for an upset. It allows players to compete at full strength.

China.pngTolkien: During the 2nd Taidu Qualifier, you eliminated China.pngelfColorful while you just had lost to him during the last Ifeng Cup?

South Korea.pngFoCuS: Well my defeat during Ifeng Cup was a BO1 match. At this stage during Taidu, the maps were generous to me (items?). If you do not make mistakes in this situation, you can basically beat any opponent.

China.pngTolkien: In final you have beaten South Korea.pngundLucifer 3-1. You often lose to UD, espcially against China.pngund120?

South Korea.pngFoCuS: I have more difficulties against UD because they have stepped up their game, the opposition is strong now.

China.pngTolkien: You participate in nearly all competitions (Ifeng, Taidu, Gera...)

South Korea.pngFoCuS: I participate in them all because otherwise I am too lazy to practice. I just use them as a practice for achieving better results in major competitions.

China.pngTolkien: WCA 2016 China vs South Korea saw a Korean victory : how do you evaluate the current strenght of Korean Warcraft? What was the impact of this victory over the Korean Warcraft scene?

South Korea.pngFoCuS: I think it helped giving an incentive to Korean players to train even harder and especially gave them confidence.

The strength ratio should be 55-45 in favor of China but in 2017, South Korea.pngelfMoon and South Korea.pngorcLyn should show strong performances.

China.pngTolkien: Who do you want to face in the final stage of Taidu Cup? What are your chances of winning?

South Korea.pngFoCuS: There is not a player I want to face or to avoid. Recently I could not properly practice for personal reason and my shape declined.

My chances of winning are not very high, but I will be well prepared and I will make every effort to play well!

China.pngTolkien: Well, thank FoCuS the interview, and finally what to say to your fans supported it.

South Korea.pngFoCuS: Thank you for your continued support!

Conclusion

Yes I can hear ya, some will say the translation is not too perfect. I would say it is 95% accurate!

South Korea.pngorcFocus was in Shanghai during GCS Fall (that happened in December of course!). He seemed very powerful one day, then lost the second one due to an impressive sleepiness and an unlucky book of the dead rush.

Romantic shooting Focus during GCS. He will eliminate him the following day

He was always tired but also very classy. He carried his team to the title during Nostalgia Battlefield (Harbin - February 2017).

This is a man with style, very discreet but that could make a great year 2017 if he plays at his best level and stays foc...concentrated! 

Goodluck!

Liquipedia: Taidu Esport Masters Nostalgia_Battlefield

Ugrilainen

About Ugrilainen

Managing Warcraft 3 for a decade, I now live in China. I write articles about the Warcraft Gaming scene and try to be a bridge between all regions.

You can find me on Twitter here: @UgriWC3

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