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Chiu on This
A short and regular opinion blast from Stephen Chiu

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast

The days before the big event are generally the ones I find the slowest. I imagine it’s the same for the competitors. If you’ve ever been around a competitor during these days where the practice is done, but the matches don’t start for a few more days, it’s a very telling experience. Everyone deals with it differently. Some aren’t phased at all and just think of it as any other day. Others try to put on a nonchalant attitude, but underneath the facade you can feel a palpable tension. Others don’t even bother and are irritable and frustrated the entire time. It’s a vague sort of buzzing sensation, as if mosquitoes were just buzzing right outside your vision. There is a tangible pressure that you know is only created from your mind, but is nonetheless real.

Lurppis called it one of the best feelings in the world. I can understand because despite all of the pressure and irritability of the downtime, the players know that they are about to embark upon a venture of greatness and stamp their mark in a game where they’ve given it their all.

Four days until the Major.


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