It’s time for another Replay Roundup! Since StarCraft 2’s launch, many great, high level games have already been played in various tournaments and competitions, bringing the most out of some of our favorite players. Today, we have a few epic games in store along with shorter ones that show a specific successful strategy being utilized.
To start, here’s a game that’s already been published on our Facebook page last week between Huk and drewbie from the finals of the Gosucoaching tournament. A Protoss versus Terran game on Steppes of War, starting with a “normal” build and progressing into the bizarre when JP, the game’s caster, jokingly whispers Huk to Mothership rush…
Next up, an epic game between Liquid’TheLittleOne and Hasu on Metalopolis, a Terran versus Protoss.
Great skill displayed by both players as they battle constantly throughout this long game that will keep you on your toes!
Our next game for today was chosen for its perfect illustration of the reason Reapers are being nerfed in the upcoming patch. In this match, Morrow, a Swedish Terran player, fights against the infamous Zerg player, IdrA, on Xel’Naga Caverns. Marrow quickly sets up many Barracks with Tech Lab add-ons and proceeds to abuse Reapers to the max!
Our final video of the day presents an amazing display of multitasking leading to a very decisive victory. This Terran versus Zerg match on Metalopolis started with the Zerg’s fast expansion taken out by the aggressive Terran, leading to a mid-game where the Terran’s in the lead but with the Zerg still in the game. Here’s part two, where the amazing conclusion takes place:
Does one really need 260 APM to pull this off? Well, it can’t hurt!Google+
Hello and welcome to another edition of the Replay Roundup, where we bring you only the best and most entertaining video replays of high level StarCraft 2 games. Today’s replays are going to be from games played over the last month of phase one of the beta. Of course, that doesn’t mean they’re not great! First up, we have two matches featuring Sen, a Taiwanese player, playing against two well known pro-gamers: Artosis and fan-favorite Liquid’TheLittleOne.
First up, a short game between Sen and Artosis, a Zerg versus Zerg on Lost Temple.
An unorthodox play by one of the Zerg players decisively wins this game, where no clear advantage was had by either player up until that point. Will this strategy be more commonly used when the beta returns?
Next up, another game featuring Sen as Zerg playing against TLO’s Terran on Kulas Ravine.
In this long game, both players display great skill as they struggle to harass each other while taking over their side of the map. Non-stop battles take place all over and unique strategies are employed to produce a great victory!
Lastly, we have a game from the EU versus Asia tournament, cast by the awesome Day, and featuring TheLittleOne once more in a Random versus Terran game on Blistering Sands.
Getting Zerg as his race, he proceeds to play the entire match using two units only – producing another epic game, TLO style.Google+
In our new feature, the Replay Roundup, we’ll gather the best StarCraft 2 videos from all over the scene and present them here for your viewing pleasure. The replays chosen will feature extreme plays, creative use of units, excellent execution of builds and strategies, and, most importantly – be very entertaining!
Our first roundup features two games played by IdrA, the notorious Zerg player, and two by TheLittleOne (TLO) – the latest addition to the elite Team Liquid – who plays Random. IdrA is an American player currently living in Korea, playing with Korean pro-graming team CJ Entus, who is known for his extreme macro-oriented play – choosing to focus on maximizing his economy and taking over the map with the purpose of overwhelming his opponent with the Zerg swarm. TLO, a German whose creativity has already earned him a fan club, is a master of unorthodox play.
In the first game, IdrA goes up against TLO, in a match played for the Altitude TL Invitational tournament on Lost Temple.
IdrA attempts to play a huge macro game against TLO’s ever changing Terran play. Great harassment in this non stop game that does not end until all expansions are taken!
The second game shows WhiteRA, a Ukrainian Protoss player, versus IdrA on Metalopolis from the HDH finals. In the previous HDH round, IdrA beat another Protoss player, NonY, on the same map with the same starting positions. Here is the second part of the video, where the action begins:
The game starts out as a replica of the previous one, where IdrA managed to completely overwhelm NonY by macroing up and negating all of NonY’s attempts to expand or move out with his force. Starting in the exact same positions as that game, WhiteRa decides to allow IdrA to macro-up at the beginning, leading to a similar game of huge army-size clashes. Will WhiteRa succeed where NonY had failed?
The next game features TheLittleOne versus NonY on Desert Oasis. This is game four of their 3rd and 4th place matches on the HDH Invitational tournament, after TLO lost to WhireRa and NonY lost to IdrA.
TLO goes up as Zerg against NonY’s Protoss in a fast-paced game showing extreme skill by both players. Excellent unit control, great timings, and a crazy use of one specific unit… !
The last game for today is from the Europe versus Asia tournament. HasuObs versus DayFly on Metalopolis, Terran and Protoss.
The Terran player opens with one Barracks, one Factory, and one Starport, showcasing what this versatile build can do. The game is accompanied by excellent commentary provided by Day, an amazing player on his own account and one of the best StarCraft commentators. Worth a watch!
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