This is a great interview about Team DK, the Korean hots team that made it to BlizzCon after an upset of their rivals--and a team that many felt outclassed them--MVP Black.
If you follow hots, it's a good and interesting read with a lot of hints about how the scene might develop in the new year. However, I'd like to zero in on this question:
"Q. What is each player's favorite hero to play? And a hero that you like having your teammate play?
CrazyMoving: Jaina | Arthas
Noblesse: Illidan | Muradin
Jaehyun: Kharazim | Arthas
sCsC: Arthas | Muradin
Sniper: Abathur | Tyrael"
Good old Korea. Someone has to play Arthas, right? Though it sounds like a meta focused on CC and ganking isn't necessarily the worst for him, I wonder why Diablo isn't more of a fixation. C'mon Korea, he's a damage/bruiser warrior who can take a lot more hits than Arthas! Meanwhile, it wouldn't surprise me to see NA and EU completely abandoning him because of the scaling changes that wrecked his health pool and the resurgence of Diablo.
Also note that there's barely a complete team in here, because the Arthas/Muradin/Tyraels of the world should unite!
It'll be interesting to watch current streams and tournaments on OGN, and also to see how an international rematch goes.
In case that was too boring, I annotated the first page of my hots hero collection:
This year, I'm trying something new: watercolor pencils.
For some reason, watercolor paints never clicked with me. I'm guilty of always overpainting and having no control over where my brush is going or what layers and colors I'm applying. However, I've always loved colored pencils. After seeing some of the art on DeviantArt and realizing that watercolor pencils are a thing, I've decided to see what I can do with them.
I took them out for a spin today with some Carbot-style Hots characters:
It was fairly difficult to scan this. I ended up having to photograph it and it's late at night, so I apologize.
Happy New Year!