that was further ago than a year
08/08/2012 10:09 PMPosted by shadowhawkI remember him doing quite well last year in GSL, making it to the round of 4 if i remember correctly, and i specificly remember there being people (not just stupid posters, i mean like pro gamers and casters) saying Idra "debatably the best zerg in the world"
08/09/2012 11:23 AMPosted by GoldEagleduring beta and when sc2 was released. fruit dealer and idra were 2 of the best zergs in the world.
08/09/2012 10:46 AMPosted by NapplesHe is not the best right now but still one of the best. His game has been off, yes, but all professional competators go through slumps.
Pretty long slump.
The game evolved, IdrA didn't.
He was a top Zerg (not "the best Zerg") for a while because he was very good out of the gates. He was a top foreigner in Brood War (where he played Terran) and his strong mechanics carried him a long way in the early days of SC2.
Now that people are getting better at SC2, and mechanics are improving across the board, he doesn't have the macro advantage that he used to. His macro is still very good, still better than most despite what people think, but his macro alone can no longer get him big wins. He needs to improve other aspects of his play, and who knows if that will happen?
He's still a very good player, capable of taking a game off of any opponent, but he's very inconsistent and probably doesn't have a big tournament win in his future unless he really improves his training regimen.
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