The_Ghost_of_JB wrote:truth18 wrote:I'm sitting a foot away from Gordon at PAX East. Starcraft conference.
Just kidding I love video games. This is the first year since pax east started coming to Boston that I didn't go.
My second PAX, I had a lot of fun.
Gordon was incredibly insightful. He's an extremely competitive person and discussed how the nature of Starcraft 1v1s helps him be a better competitor on court. He said that thinking about how many actions you can do per minute is similar to how you have to think about split second decisions in the NBA; one has to consider dozens of events playing out simultaneously while still being in control of the individual action they are pursuing. He also said that conversely to the NBA, he enjoys that it is all on him to win or lose (I guess he mainly 1v1s).
He started playing in school in Indiana but said that his play increased when he first joined the Jazz. He used SC2 as a way to keep in contact with old friends when he had just moved to a new (boring) city with no one he knew.
There was a funny moment when the guy running the panel said: "Everyone up here owes their career to Starcraft in some way" and Gordon raised his hand and said he wasn't sure if thay applies to him .
As I said in another thread, I was sitting a few feet away from him and right after the discussion finished, a kid behind me boldly went to the stage, asked for, and recieved his autograph. The whole panel had already bailed; it was good on Gordo to do that for a young fan imo.