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I would like to get it on record that Mustard nor myself have ever had the intention of stirring any kind of drama pot when it comes to "best X character" discussions. We got it just as Bad when Cossner and I were the main two Sektors in the spotlight, despite being good friends, and the same with Mustard/Scarsunseen. It's a pointless discussion that will be long forgotten when the next game comes out anyway.The "best with xxx character" talk is super annoying and dumb. I have nothing against EU players and have never trashed any of them, but the people who talk about Murko being better are mostly EU guys who watch Ketchup and Mustard's streams and are extremely biased. Murko's an awesome Scorpion, but he is winning ONLINE tournaments where the competition isn't as strong as it is over here in NA. On top of that, the top EU guys (Foxy, Madzin) don't even compete in those cups from what I've seen. He also gets a ton of exposure from K&M streams/videos so it's easy to think he is the best because you see him winning all the time. Scorpion is also one of the few characters that gets away with murder online. If we're going by results, then you can't say any other Scorpion is better because I've placed with the character OFFLINE.
Hopefully that settles this stupid debate and sheds some light on Hellfire.
The one thing I will say, is that the entire point of us giving up every Sunday evening is to take players that are making the effort to enter the Community Cups, and give them the chance to make as much of a name for themselves as they can with the limited access to offline competition most of them have.
Case in point, Murko. He's always had a very tidy Scorpion with insane conversions. Some would recognise him as a very late entry to Pro League Season 3 and dominating the Challenger Cups alongside his fellow EU Scorpion, JINAMOUNAINAI. He's been entering the community cups and playing well in them, therefore he makes top 4 and his constant placings have made him known among our followers/viewers. Essentially doing the one thing we always wanted the community cups to do, which is bring attention to lesser known players.
It is unfair to straight up dismiss him because he isn't fortunate enough to live in the states and get access to a monthly major with the worlds best offline players. He does what he can with limited access to offline competition. I'm not saying this is your point, but it's tough for a young guy half way across the world to make the next 10K pot bonus major where everyone is present just to get recognition.
Your resume is uncontested. You are clearly a top player and you fit Scorpion like a glove. But let's not just dismiss other players because they're not as fortunate to live in America to get that experience they need to become top level too.
I know this post is somewhat old now and I'm pages behind, but I just saw this post from your Twitter post. Apologies if these have been addressed already.