fragster: TaeJa, you just won 2:0 against Bly. Was it an easy game for you?
Yoon 'TaeJa' Young Suh: It was easier than I thought. I am happy that I won.
What about your group stage matches – was it easy as well?
TaeJa: Yeah, it was okay as well. Yesterday, my condition was a bit bad, so I was a bit afraid. Overall, I am happy that I got through the group stage.
Your next match is against SaSe. Is he stronger than your earlier opponents?
TaeJa: It is going to be a bit difficult. I have never won against SaSe.
Why is SaSe so strong against you?
TaeJa: At first he is a Protoss and as the second reason he has a pretty different style in comparism to other Protoss.
Has SaSe gotten a better player since he is training in Korea?
TaeJa: I know that SaSe has been training in Korea in the StarTale team house. I think he really got better in Korea.
Let's speak about the other players in the tournament. Is there a player you really fear?
TaeJa: The most difficult one is Stephano but if I have to play against him it is the final so I don't worry too much.
What about your team mate HerO?
TaeJa: It is okay. I may meet him in the semi-final and the winner of us is going to be in the finals. So it's fine.
Let us talk about Team Liquid. How does it feel beeing part of the team?
TaeJa: With beeing on Team Liquid I got good results and the team is helping me a lot. I am improving my skill, it is good for me.
Do you feel better playing for Team Liquid than playing for Koream teams?
TaeJa: I really want to play GSTL. While beeing on Slayers and having the partnership with Old Generations there were always too many players in the lineup. That is kinda diappointing.
Back to the tournament here in Valencia: How do you like the city and the location?
TaeJa: The weather here is very hot. That is the reason why I was not in the best condition on the first day but now it's okay in the shadow where it is not so hot.
So you like Korea more than Spain?
TaeJa: The views and the cities here in Spain are really cool but the food ... I just prefer the Korean food.
What about international tournaments in general, do you like playing many tournaments in the world?
TaeJa: I like it a lot. I can learn a lot about all the countries I visit and I like the tournaments. I have much free time. I don't have to play many games to win. Two day or three day events are really nice. I pretty much like that style.
Is there any tournament you may like the most?
The arenas in New York especially or the series in general?
TaeJa: The series in general.
Let's come to Heart of the Swarm. Did you have the chance to play the beta yet?
TaeJa: I tried it. I like Terran. But I miss the units that they picked off from Terran.
You miss the warhound?
Is there a special unit you maybe like the most?
TaeJa: They look cool and they can attack from a very long distance.
You think that the races are balanced at the moment in Heart of the Swarm?
TaeJa: I don't know, really. I haven't played it so much yet.
So you are focusing on Wings of Liberty?
TaeJa: Yeah, I am.
Which tournaments are you going to play next?
TaeJa: GSL is the next one.
What do you think you can reach in this GSL season?
TaeJa: I am now in the quarter final and I think I can reach the final.
Any opponent which is pretty strong?
TaeJa: He is a good player and he never plays similiar. He has a lot of good tactics.
How much have you improved with beeing in the international scene and on Team Liquid now for some months?
TaeJa: I have improved a lot within Team Liquid. I have reached the quarter finals in GSL. I have won a big tournament in America. It is really good at the moment.
Thank you for the interview.