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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[9], an amazing player on his own account and one of the best StarCraft commentators. Worth a watch!


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