I thought I had lost this photo, but I just found it earlier this morning.
On my shuttle ride, from the Philadelphia airport to the IPL3 Venue, Stephano sat next to me and slept for the entire drive. Marcus (djWHEAT) Graham, and I discussed our predictions for the tournament, and I predicted that Stephano looked far too tired to compete very well….
And we all know how that turned out!
And now Stephano wins ESWC, beating out top-tier Koreans and the best foreigner players in the world. With a roster that includes MarineKing, MC, Mana, Thorzain, Idra, Nerchio and more, Stephano seemed like an outsider once again. With this victory, he overtakes Huk as the highest earning foreign player. More importantly, Stephano may now have overtaken Huk as the BEST foreign player.
What a Boss.