BoxeR (Marineking) vs NesTea
A scrappy rookie with a legendary name stands against a titan who hasn't dropped a single set all tournament. Can the power of destiny stand in the way of a god? This is GSL Open Season Two; this is BoxeR vs NesTea!
Fruitdealer vs Rainbow
Set One: Delta Quadrant
Set Two: Lost Temple
Set Three: Kulas Ravine
Set Four: Desert Oasis
Set Five: Scrap Station
Does Boxer have any hope against a foe that seems Invincible?
Set One: Shakuras Plateau
BoxeR spawns in the 5 o'clock position; NesTea spawns cross map in the 11 o'clock. With the longest rush distances in the map pool, NesTea's powerful responsive style seems to be favoured versus the hyper aggressive style of his opponent BoxeR. But his foe has already revolutionised the match-up with marine splitting and incredible micro. Does he still have tricks up his sleeve?
What's a BoxeR game without a 2rax?
BoxeR opens up with 2 barracks at his natural ramp. NesTea goes for a hatchery on 14, followed by a pool. BoxeR scouts across the map with SCVs and begins sending out his marines as they spawn. NesTea sees the wall with a drone.
Every battle begins small: 2 SCVs fight 2 drones.
NesTea already has a couple of drones pulled to deny bunkers outside his natural and a scuffle kicks off between workers. No bunkers get up and BoxeR promptly pulls back to await reinforcements...
...And they're coming Bit By Bit!
BoxeR arrives with a couple of marines and a train of 13 SCVs. As he arrives, the pool and hatchery finish and NesTea tries to throw down a spines, pulling most of his own workers to defend it.
He fails to defend the spine.
NesTea loses the spine immediately, but he's bought time for his first 6 zerglings to arrive. BoxeR pulls back to the open area outside the natural to stage a battle.
Drones and Zerglings tear in to the SCV Train.
Despite stellar marine micro, the SCVs are butchered by NesTea's zergling army. Drones return to mining and the zerglings continue to attack in to the army. With just 3 marines left, BoxeR's surely dead, right?
Wrong! No marines die and NesTea retreats.
With only 7 drones and BoxeR dropping MULEs at home, tidings look grim for NesTea. But the IM Zerg hasn't given up yet, and with another wave of lings, he kills the last of the marines at his natural.
Lings explode out of NesTea's natural on to the map.
NesTea's forces chase down the reinforcing marines as he attempts to salvage his economy, but with a handful of marines positioned well between the barracks at his natural, NesTea can't break BoxeR and has to hold back. He returns home to build up a stronger economy and begin the fight-back.
BoxeR doesn't give him time. A small army of marines leaves his natural, shortly followed by another train of SCVs. It's round two, and this time, NesTea's battered and BoxeR is even stronger. The Korean zerg abandons his natural and flees back to his main base.
The terran doesn't waste time on the natural and rushes up the ramp with a massive army. NesTea pulls everything, bringing all of his drones and zerglings to the front lines. He pulls off a sweet surround on BoxeR's SCVs, but the Marine power is too strong, and BoxeR punches a hole through the chest of his zerg opponent.
GG! BoxeR shows that even NesTea can bleed. BoxeR 1-0 NesTea.
Entering as the underdog, BoxeR shows that he has what it takes to do what nobody else could do, take a game from NesTea. In doing so, he did better than his namesake and idol, SlayerS'BoxeR, who NesTea destroyed in the semifinals. NesTea, having had a very clean and quiet run through the tournament, is now on edge. Can BoxeR ride the momentum to a David and Goliath victory? Or will he be crushed under the might of the zerg swarm? To Be Continued...