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Opinion

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

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

At EPICENTER, Yapzor got food poisoning of some sort on the last day, forcing him to go to the hospital. Secret’s games were postponed. When he came back he and his team then beat OG to eliminate them from the group. As I thought it was a funny story, I thought I’d write up some other times when a player was injured and then came back to win.

In the LPL Playoffs match 2 years ago, PawN was sent to the hospital for his pain. He saw that EDG lost the first game and said he had to go play because his team needed him. He showed up on time and EDG went on to win that match.

Jinro was the first great foreigner Terran player, but in his initial qualifiers for the GSL Open, he failed. The first time he succeeded was when he had a fever. In a post-match interview he said something along the lines that the pain made him focus more and think fewer unnecessary thoughts.

Moon once won an entire tournament with a broken arm. Speaking of broken arms, kellen won his finals after breaking his own arm after getting drunk and punching a fence.

Marn’s example is the most disgusting, but apparently he got some kind of sickness that made his skin literally look like he had caught the plague. His doctor told him to stay home. Instead, he went to a tournament and scared/creeped out the competitors.

Finally, Mvp had injures that went from the end of 2011 to the rest of his career. It was a pinched disc which caused pain when he was playing, at times he couldn’t lift his hands. In games, he couldn’t feel his hands or arms click the keyboard or mouse.

There are probably more, but these are the ones that I can remember right now.

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