'Reflections' with ls

ls, former coach of Supa Hot Crew, talks about his history in SC2 and LoL in Episode 43 of 'Reflections'

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Nick 'ls' De Cesare, former coach of Supa Hot Crew, is the star of the 43rd episode of 'Reflections'. This episode was recorded on June 25th. ls is a former BW and SC2 player, who has lived in South Korea for a number of years and moved into LoL during S3.

Time line of topics:

  • 00:05 Intro
  • 00:15 ls' history with BW and SC2
  • 27:00 What if SC2 didn't exist?
  • 29:35 How Idra would have done if he'd stuck to BW
  • 34:55 The greatest BW players
  • 43:45 On skill alone, were HuK, NaNiwa and Stephano capable of becoming GSL Code S finalists?
  • 48:20 What does it say about SC2 that there were almost no good foreign Terrans?
  • 51:11 What if the best foreigners were all forced to play Terran in SC2
  • 52:16 Western and Korean mentalities
  • 55:05 The Korean training method
  • 1:03:00 Korean coaching style
  • 1:08:40 Apdo is better than Faker
  • 1:15:02 Bjergsen is better than Froggen
  • 1:17:43 Top Western pros being good
  • 1:20:53 Korean players as talents or products of coaching
  • 1:26:50 Coaching videos and concepts
  • 1:31:15 His coaching style and strengths
  • 1:33:53 His impact at the end of the split and one year from now on SHC
  • 1:36:45 The process of working with SHC
  • 1:40:23 A year from now, who from SHC will be considered potentially the best from their position?
  • 1:44:40 MrRallez and why the team doesn't make him hard carry
  • 1:51:50 ls as a Diamond 1 player in Korea
  • 1:56:00 Will he stop playing games if coaching becomes his main focus?
  • 2:03:00 Why the ex-SC2 players couldn't compete in LoL at a pro level.
  • 2:07:39 Player inconsistency based on champions and the meta
  • 2:12:22 Advantages the West has over Koreans
  • 2:14:26 Final words

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