ZerO is the stronger than his clone SoulKey. Zero's ZvZ in the past ten games is 5-5. His overall ZvZ percentage is 50%. Does that mean things are bleak? Not at all. Of all ZvZers, Zero shows the most hope for innovation in this matchup. He was the first played I saw to use Queens in ZvZ effectively, and his attempts to rebuild the matchup could account for his relatively poor record, since trying new things is always a risky endeavor.
great has been a solid player for a long time now. He doesn't particularly shine, but he is an opponent that always needs to be taken seriously. This season he must be hoping to prove that he is not just a proving ground for S class players. His ZvZ record is 6-4 in the past ten games, and his overall ZvZ record is 55.13%, the best results of any of his matchups. His standard, somewhat predictable play seems to be his downfall, but if he breaks out of his box he could become a force to be reckoned with. (edit: apparently I'm somewhat wrong on this account. Of the legendary ZvZs this last year, Great has been a part of at least one, and some say he is quite an interesting player!)
Jaedong hardly needs a description. His ZvZ was dubbed JvZ long ago, and hasn't been questioned yet. His style is somewhat straight forward, and like most S-class player's mirror matchups, he gains his advantages from simply being better, faster, and stronger. Jaedong's is 7-3 in his last ten ZvZ games, and has a staggering 76.47% overall ZvZ record. In a matchup which used to be called luck, Jaedong has standardized many safe builds which effectively even the playing field and allow the better player to win. Of all the players, Jaedong has the least reason to innovate because of his already intensely strong game.
Hydra has become an incredibly strong player this year. His temperament reminds me of Flash and he plays a very straight up game. His ZvZ in the last ten games is 9-1, even better than Jaedong's, and his overall ZvZ is a fair 57.13%, making it technically his worst results.
But there's a wrench in this machine. For the past week or so there has been no OSL. There has been no Proleague. The only responsibility these four players have is the MSL, and the only matchup left to play in the MSL is ZvZ. If there was ever a time to change ZvZ, it's right now. The motivation is there, especially for Zero, to do something bold. Don't miss the final rounds of this MSL. It's gonna get real.
(FYI Great vs Zero is tonight! In case you couldn't tell since the 'upcoming events' on the sidebar is only showing events no one cares about )
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