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Submitted by Abriael 854d ago | video

Watch the Fingers of a Korean Starcraft II Champion Literally Fly on Keyboard and Mouse

Want to see what you need to accomplish to become a world-level pro Starcraft II player? You just have to be able to play Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor on your keyboard like it was an organ. Actually, you need to be faster than that. (PC, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm)

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Majin-vegeta  +   854d ago
Abriael  +   854d ago
That was my reaction exactly. It's so hard to follow that it almost seems he's going at random.

Hell, I wouldn't be able to be that fast if I was going completely random.
thekhurg  +   854d ago
He was boosting his APM score. Many of the actual best players in the world do not play that ignorantly.

Occasionally you'll running across one of these players when looking at the best replays but it's not often.

They'll all twitch around a bit in the beginning to get their fingers moving for late game multitasking. But not that badly...
clouds5  +   854d ago
Nothing random about it :) this speed is actually required to play at this level. Innovation is one the best if not the best player atm.
At the beginning of the game they tend to spam keys to "warm up" because in the later stages of the game when you are attacking and controlling your base at the same time shit goes wild.
SatanSki  +   854d ago
You dont have to do it like this to play, he was just boosting his "actions per minute". Prolly kid didnt take his ADD meds hehe
elmaton98  +   854d ago
I thought for I second that his fingers were actually flying of his hands when I read the title lol.
badz149  +   854d ago
against a player like this, it's highly possible for me to lose in a minute! where's fun in that? for me of course.
kreate  +   854d ago
Those koreans play like that on sc1 as well where there's no need to 'boost' apm.

Their fingers never rest cuz in sc, war starts when game starts.
_QQ_  +   854d ago
Think of it as stretching, and boosting apm score...
JsonHenry  +   854d ago
Lol, boosting his APM much? Playing single player at that?! lol!!!!
PurpHerbison  +   854d ago
I still to this day think that, competitively, Starcraft has the HIGHEST learning curve.
megaworm25  +   854d ago
so does this guy ever play just for fun
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Abriael  +   854d ago
Not sure about that, But even if it was just a job, I'd be pretty much ok with a job like this.
ChickeyCantor  +   854d ago
At some point your reflections will go down hard. Then what?
Kevlar009  +   854d ago
There are probably times when he doesn't play for competition wise. He probably switches between pure practice/scrims then plays the ladder for "fun"

At the end of the day players like him are playing because they enjoy the game, you can't excel in something you don't like
knifefight  +   854d ago
Sure you wanna use the word "literally" there?

If his fingers were LITERALLY flying, they wouldn't be able to type at all, unless he had a levitating keyboard. It appears he does not.

In other news, it looks like I don't have a shot in the world at becoming a Starcraft champion. Holy crap, haha.
Abriael  +   854d ago
Yes I'm sure. "literally" can (and is) easily be used as a figure of speech in journalism and has been for decades, whatever the folks at gamerevolution think they know, but they don't.


"4: in effect; in substance; very nearly; virtually."

Basically, the people that criticize the use of "literally" in journalism, and even more so in enthusiast jorunalismn (which is informal by definition), have the sole intent of trying very hard to appear smarter than everyone else, while they really are just posers.

That's a very bad habit to have, and writing an entire article on what's basically "hey! Look how much smarter I think I am than everyone else!" is pretty pathetic.
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knifefight  +   854d ago
You're adorable.
However, you won't find actual smart people making your same blunder.

Shine on and carry forth the good image of games journalism. The best way to be taken seriously is to talk like people who can't be taken seriously at all.

Edit: Also, wait a minute, you said:
"whatever the folks at gamerevolution think they know, but they don't."

Um, the website of this story (Dualshockers) has the Game Revolution logo right at the bottom of every page. Every page of has the image and link of I think I might even be able to say "literally" here. It would appear they are part of the same entity.
So... maybe we should now talk about the definitions of irony? ;)
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cyclindk  +   854d ago
I believe he was using the word "literally" in a figurative sense in order to emphasize the almost unbelievable nature of what it was he was referring to.
knifefight  +   854d ago
This is what I believe as well.
riseabove247  +   854d ago
And then he keels over from cardiac arrest and malnutrition
clouds5  +   854d ago
They have trainers and stuff to keep them healthy, they also have fitness trainers. These pro gaming "nerds" are probably fitter than you ;)
You play better when you are fit.
NioRide  +   854d ago
These guys tend to be well paid, very fit, very well feed nutrition wise.

They aren't your "average" gamer, or even "elite" gamer, they are pretty much breed to be the best.
_QQ_  +   854d ago
Pro SC2 players are probably more fit than you lol.
TheOneEyedHound  +   854d ago
BlaqMagiq24  +   854d ago
But he makes more money than you.
_QQ_  +   854d ago
Probably gets more girls too,in korea its like being a star athlete.
TheOneEyedHound  +   854d ago
I really don't care, I am fine.
BlaqMagiq24  +   854d ago
But you do care. That's why you commented in the first place.
kydrice  +   854d ago
Big deal, I'm just as fast as he is, only I use my forehead, and it's out of frustration.
Fireseed  +   854d ago
I've been watching competitive SC2 since it hit the scene and I STILL cannot get over how ridiculously high these guys APMs are. O_o
Kevlar009  +   854d ago
I can barely create units at one place and a single army at once, these guys can control multiple armies, specific units in those armies, and map and several base controls at the same time. Watching the first 3 minutes or so is interesting because he's switching back and forth between the same three units/buildings, making sure nothing is out of place

The macro and micro they can pull off is insane. The muscle memory and quick decision making they need to get down is no easy task
DOOMZ  +   854d ago
Those guys live in army barracks. Away from their families for months. They get paid over 100k for their skills though.
thekhurg  +   854d ago
No they don't. Most of them barely cover the costs of traveling if not sponsored. Only a few can actually make a living off of this stuff.

Most of these people live at near poverty levels just so they can play a video game all day everyday.
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DOOMZ  +   853d ago
I've been there brother...
worldwidegaming  +   854d ago
I think i will spend,more time trying to hook up with ladies after seeing this stuff...
EverydayGuy  +   854d ago
For how much they are getting to play games, I would be them and pay for expensive h***ers.
worldwidegaming  +   854d ago
Yeah, with money i would not have to work hard kissing a$$ to get the prize...well not officially...
RickHiggity  +   854d ago
Starcraft is the shit in Korea. I wouldn't be surprised if you could pick up ladies with your awesome Starcraft skills over there.
KillrateOmega  +   854d ago
He was the reigning the king in his Keyboarding class.
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HeyYouGuyz  +   854d ago
This is nothing to be impressed by. At the beginning stage here he's just making SCVs and switching between them a bunch to get a higher APM score.
CanadianTurtle  +   854d ago
Wow, talk about carpal tunnel

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