Sean "Day[9]" Plott

Sean "Day[9]" Plott

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Updated Aug 25, 2011 at 11:38PM EDT by Ryan Lee.

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Sean “Day9” Plott is an American born Professional Starcraft player and host of his own webshow, the “Day9 Daily”. Sean is known for his masterful plays and playful banter on his daily, making numerous references to Internet memes during his show. He is also the younger brother of Nick “Tasteless” Plott, another professional Starcraft player and webcaster.

Origins

Born June 27, 1986 in Leawood, Kansas. Sean Plott moved out to California to complete his education, receiving an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, and a Masters degree in Interactive Media from the University of Southern California located in Los Angeles, California. [1]

Sean’s first foray into the world of professional gaming came in 2001 when he took part in the World Cyber Games as a Zerg player, his break didn’t come until 2004 when he took 2nd place in the WCG. [2] In 2005, Sean was forced to play his brother Nick in the first match of the WCG, a match-up which left Sean the winner and Nick taking over the commentary for the rest of the tournament. [3] Sean placed 1st in 2005. He placed 2nd in 2006, and took home 1st place once again in 2007.

The Day9 Daily

In 2009, Sean started his Day9 Daily, a webshow that reviewed the match-ups of other professional players and giving tips and tricks to make everyone, as he says, “A better gamer”. Sean starts by streaming his cast live over his own .tv website and then uploads the footage to you tube and other media sites so those who missed the original show can re watch it. [5] With the release of Starcraft II in 2010, Sean also started to review players ranked lower than the Diamond League (at the time, the highest Tier of players on Starcraft II) and began to realize he had amassed a large following of fans from all skill levels and decided to make the show more interactive.

Sean introduced to special segments to his show: “Funday Mondays” and “Newbie Tuesdays”. Funday Mondays are dedicated to reviews on which Sean has placed ridiculous and oft hilarious restrictions or rules down in order to be eligible for review. These include Terran players unable to produce their four core units (Marines, Marauders, Siege Tanks, and Medivacs) or Protoss players producing a Carrier, a late-game unit, before they expand to their next resource field. Often times, the Day9 Hero, as Sean called those who participated in the Funday Mondays, would be matched up against someone who wasn’t apart of it, and was playing regularly, which lead to hilarious and surprising matches.

Newbie Tuesdays on the other hand were replays of players losing to a strategy or struggling with fundamentals in order to teach them how to be better at the game. The focus of Newbie Tuesdays was building a players’ core foundations, such as Macro play. [4]

At the end of every Day9 Daily, Sean fields questions from his viewers on IRC, and answers them to the best of his ability. On May 11th, 2011, Sean announced he will be pursuing Starcraft II full time. [1]

Style

Sean is most noted for his humorous and meme-laden banter. From wishing for the ability to make the Trollface to having a Pedobear brand energy drink, Sean shows that not only is he well versed in the knowledge of professional game play, but also the memes of tropes of the internet. He is also known for a lot of accidental humor, such as in the above video, where a slip of the tongue had him mistaking the letter “J” as a number.

Due to the fact that Funday Mondays and Newbie Tuesdays have Sean reviewing players who are not professional, and as such have at times strange screen names, Sean generally sorts players he is reviewing into three categories based on their screen names, all of which are fictitious : Pokemon, Pharmaceutical Drugs, and Historical figures.

Seans’ videos have a wide discrepancy of views, ranging between a few hundred to six-digit figures, to even over 2 million views for his Day9 Daily #100.

Notable Segements

Due to that Seans’ Webshow can last for over an hour, fans have dug out funny or interesting moments from the webshow as standalone youtube videos.

Facepalm

Lesson on Trash talking

Guile Theme goes with everything (Fan-dubbed)

Casting like the Old-Spice guy.

References

[1]Sean Day9 Plott Wikipedia

[2]Sean Day9 Plott Liquidpedia

[3]Nick Tasteless Plott Liquidpedia

[4]Day9 Youtube Channel

[5]Day9’s .tv Site

Recent Videos 2 total

Recent Images 9 total


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