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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

League Champions Korea¬†recently punished Bae “Bang” Jun-sik for comments he said on stream recently. This reminded me of a similar situation that happened in StarCraft 2¬†a long time ago with NA’s biggest SC2 star in history (in terms of popularity).

In 2013, idra’s career had gone downhill as his skill and results got worse and worse. One time he GG’d a game in a split game scenario with Polt because he couldn’t be bothered to play the end game. He then went on TL and said this: “Nope, you’re all a bunch of fucks. It just so happens I get paid to treat you like it. It’s fucking awesome.”

If you knew idra’s history, you knew that online he loved posting/saying outrageous statements like that all the time. This was different as the previous times he was still a great player, but this time he was in a slump of his career. This created a furor of rage in the community and it ended with EG having to cut idra.

In the end, idra moved on from the game and had a much happier and more fulfilling life. The SC2 community in turn lamented that they had forced out idra and wished he would come back, he never did.

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