Shinhan Proleague 2010/2011 - Team Liquid Coverage
Not so long ago, in a country far far away...
PROLEAGUE STRIKES BACK
It is a dark time for Brood War fans. Although the GSL Super Tournament has ended, the GSTL has driven BW forces from their hidden base and pursued them across the galaxy.
Evading the dreaded SC2 Starfleet, a group of freedom fighters led by riptide have established a new secret base on the remote molten world of Char.
The evil lord Milkis, obsessed with finding young riptide, has dispatched thousands of remote probes into the far reaches of space....
riptide is off fighting the Dark Side of Starcraft at the far reaches of the galaxy this week, so you're stuck with me, Hawaiian Pig, protector of prettier side of the SPL News Team. Once again, this week's Proleague update arrives just in time for the start of play, so be sure to tune in and join us in watching KT vs Fox and Khan vs MBC.
Naturally, we wouldn't send one of our most skilled BW Knights out to take on the forces of evil alone. The young padawan, mustaju, is also away this week, joining riptide in the good fight. Filling in for him is the ever capable harem who provides us with this week's preview. And, as always, our guest writer Kiante gives us a thorough look at last week's games in this issue's recap. The force is strong in this one...
It cost us a hefty price, but the nefarious bounty hunter, IntoTheWow, has dropped by to provide us with some valuable reconnaissance on one of most pivotal battles of the past week: Bisu vs. RorO. Swing by The High Ground to see what he's learned. I'm told RorO has been watching SC2... and has picked up some ruthless Nydus tactics.
Our diplomatic ambassador, Spica, has returned from the senate with news of the Proleague Grand Finals. The murmurs of dissent with regard to moving the venue from Korea to Shanghai, China has had even the Emperor of KeSPA a little unnerved. Loyalist reporter Nam Yoon Sung sheds light on why this move is actually a good one that will benefit everyone and grow the empire. Go check that out.
Or, of course, if you're the kind of person who watches the Star Wars trilogy in chronological order, you can just scroll on down and check out the recap for last week's games.
May the ESPORTS be with you.
KT Rolster 4 > 2 STX SouL
BarrackS < Icarus > Bogus
Flash < La Mancha > Shuttle
Stats < Neo Beltway > Last
Crazy-Hydra < Alternative > Calm
HoeJJa < New Bloody Ridge > Kal
Tempest < New Empire of the Sun > Classic
With Flash’s MSL curse coming to fruition last week KT had a really hard time of it, convincingly giving up their #2 spot to CJ with some really poor 1-4 performances. This set seemed to be going in a very similar direction with KT going down 0-2 with another disappointing Flash defeat. This time however, KT’s lesser lauded members decided to stand up and be counted, turning things around and winning 4 games in a row to close out a 4-2 victory over a hapless STX, with Kal and Calm failing once again to win when their team really needs them too.
The real highlights of this match were Shuttle vs Flash and Hoejja vs Kal. As much as I have been ragging on Flash, Shuttle played a really good game. It takes balls of steel to take Flash to a macro game on purpose and some serious skill to beat him in it. Shuttle utilized the power of the mighty carrier to disarm the ultimate weapon and take the win. Kal vs Hoejja was a tad more one sided but Hoejja showed a really cool build which included 3 hatch before pool, a fake hydra bust and transitioning into making a lot of stuff with a lot of drones in a sick display of what could only be described as neo sauron.
Jaedong < Circuit Breaker > ZerG[kaL]
HiyA < New Empire of the Sun > Tyson
Anytime < New Bloody Ridge > Jaehoon
Killer < La Mancha > Sang
Sky < Neo Beltway > Sea
PerfectMan < Neo Aztec > HyuN
Jaedong < Icarus > Sea
While Flash was lamenting in his slump, Jaedong’s win over him last week has seemingly lifted the dong out of his own slump. Jaedong came out first, as is a common sight in an Oz match and he came out to layeth the smack down. This set signaled to everyone that the Dong is back, and his first victim was the poor rookie, Zerg[kal] and then later he came out to seal victory against Sea.
The highlight of this match however was Perfectman vs Hyun. As is standard for MBC these days Hyun came out to snipe a protoss on neo Aztec with what was probably the intention of doing his
Woongjin Stars 4 > 0 Samsung KHAN
Flying < La Mancha > Reality
Neo.G_Soulkey < Alternative > By.hOpe
ZerO < Neo Aztec > Juni
Light < Neo Beltway > Stork
There really isn’t much to say about this match. Woongjin zergs are pretty good at ZvZ these days (yes we can say that about Zero now) and they easily stomped over an impotent Khan lineup. The only game of note was Light vs Stork. We all know how good (read:bad) Light is in TvP and getting matched up against a PvT master like Stork it was no surprise he resorted to cheese. While Stork was going for a blind 2 base carrier build designed to help abuse the map layout to outmaneuver a mech based army, Light dropped 6 rax and went for a marine/medic timing attack. I think any other player would’ve died instantly at this point in the game, and so all credit should go to stork for hanging on for so long. But careful reaver control and 2 carriers can only take you so far and when cloaked wraiths destroyed his carriers he was forced to gg, sealing a 4-0 victory for Stars.
herO[jOin] < Circuit Breaker > M18M
BaBy < New Empire of the Sun > firebathero
Mind < New Bloody Ridge > Orion
Wooki < La Mancha > ggaemo
RorO < Neo Beltway > Iris
Coming off a disappointing loss to CJ last week, Fox were fired up and ready to take down ace, and that they did with a convincing 4-1 victory over the last placed team. While Fox’s ace, Baby, got taken down in an exciting game by a determined FireBatHero, the experience of senior players like mind and roro, combined with the enthusiasm of fresh faced rookie, Wooki, and sometimes-B-teamer hero[join], Fox was able to comfortably get over the line. Ace’s performance was littered with errors, which while understandable considering their practice conditions, are always disappointing to see.
The highlight here was the Wooki vs Ggaemo game. They played a tense and exciting PvZ, kind of similar to a scrappy boxing match. Their play wasn’t particularly refined, but they just kept on slugging each other until Ggaemo was down for the count.
CJ Entus 4 > 2 KT Rolster
Hydra < Icarus > Flash
BByong < La Mancha > Action
Snow < Neo Beltway > Stats
Movie < Alternative > Crazy-Hydra
Horang2 < New Bloody Ridge > HoeJJa
Leta < New Empire of the Sun > Tempest
Coming off their form from last week, I think everyone expected CJ to beat KT, and they did with a somewhat comfortable 4-2 victory. Once again Flash continued his post-title slump with a disappointing loss to Hydra. I think Flash’s loss speaks more to how terrans are approaching icarus. We all know that icarus has some fairly imbalanced positions, and 2 hatch muta is really strong, but it seems like there is reluctance to stray from the regular bio based strategies. I think fantasy and Leta’s example should really be followed more often and 2 port should be the standard on icarus, because watching Flash vs Hydra you really get a sense of the feeling of helplessness that terrans feel when faced against this extreme mutalisk rush.
Moving on to the actual match, the games overall were of fairly good quality, with Stats and Snow playing an entertaining PvP that had Stats triumphing with only his natural still mining. The other highlight was Hoejja, who once again gave the viewers a fun filled ZvP experience. Opening with a over pool gas, he blocked probe scouting with a hold position drone in the recently narrowed choke to the main on Bloody Ridge, forcing Horang2 to bring two probes to get a scout in and see Hoejja going 1 base lair. Preventing extra scouting with speedlings, Hoejja rushed mutalisks off 2 hatcheries at an insane speed, starting his mutalisks before Horang2’s stargate even finished. Horang2 was helpless before the power of Hoejja’s mutalisks and took massive damage. Hoejja smartly followed up by expanding and using hydra’s, timed perfectly just before storm to finish the job.
Sea < New Empire of the Sun > Fantasy
Tyson < Neo Aztec > Bisu
Jaehoon < La Mancha > n.Die_soO
Shark < Circuit Breaker > BeSt[HyO]
HyuN < Alternative > s2
SKT have been marching on really strong this round and this match was no exception. While Fantasy is having a little trouble, the rest of the deep SKT lineup has been doing its job and today it was the classic combination of the two headline protoss’ and the SKT zergs who cleaned up MBC. The standout game was Jaehoon vs Soo. While it is an unlikely candidate for such an honor, but they both played extremely well. Soo came out with an interesting play taking his third in the close location to his natural instead of taking another natural, and then using lurkers to allow him to get to hive tech relatively unmolested. The game stretched out until every base on the map was taken, but eventually the power of Soo’s hive tech was too much and jaehoon was left without any mining bases and his army was cleaned up by lurkers, plague and swarm. All credit to Soo for once again playing exceptional ZvP just like he did against Kal last week.
The other game of note was Shark’s final game as a player. He was sent out against Best on circuit breaker, and while he was obviously out of practice, his 3 base hydralisk play was almost enough to take a win, but Best was able to hold out and take the match in the end.
Air Force ACE 4 > 3 STX SouL
firebathero < Neo Beltway > Last
Canata < Icarus > Bogus
Peace < Alternative > Modesty
PianO < Neo Aztec > Kal
Iris < Circuit Breaker > Shuttle
ggaemo < New Bloody Ridge > hyvaa
firebathero < New Empire of the Sun > Kal
Yay! Ace won a match! This was probably one of the most exciting sets of the week. While it started off slow, with two relatively boring TVT’s(lol, canata) and a ZvZ, the hype got ramped up once Ace was 3-0 down. I think earlier on in the season this would be the point when Ace would lie down and lose 4-0, but on this day Ace stood up and came back to win 4-3. While the most exciting game of the day was the Ace match, the best game was Iris vs Shuttle. Shuttle, fresh off a win over Flash earlier in the week was sent out on Circuit breaker and ran into the Beserker. After Iris managed to get himself into some sticky situations with Shuttle getting some huge stases, Iris managed to win the game with a combination of aggressive pushing and excellent harassment with a minimum of units.
Jaedong < Circuit Breaker > Really
HiyA < New Empire of the Sun > free
sHy < New Bloody Ridge > Neo.G_Soulkey
PerfectMan < La Mancha > Light
Anytime < Neo Beltway > ZerO
Once again Jaedong came out with a new fire in his eyes and destroyed Really. Jaedong’s ZvT has been really solid lately and this was no exception, and Really never seemed to stand a chance in the path of Jaedong’s wrath. However, on this day the rest of the Oz lineup couldn’t bring the same fire to their games and as a result the ship went down in flames with Stars rocking Jaedong Oz 4-1. The Woongjin lineup is starting to look really polished as we head towards the end of the season, spear-headed by their Zerg overlords Zero and Soulkey. It’s also good to see Light achieving wins in TvP specifically, with a solid win over Perfectman.
The game of the day however was Zero vs Anytime, for sheer hilarity value. Anytime opened up with a proxy 2 gate in the mineral only third base on Beltway while Zero opened 12 hatch. Moreover, Zero mis-scouted and didn’t see Anytime’s base and wasn’t aware of the proxy until there were three zealots attacking his natural. After losing his hatchery he then managed to quite bizzarely win the game by simply making some mutalisks. There really isn’t an excuse I can give for anytime in this game. He killed the hatchery really early on and then let lings into his main, crippling his economy which allowed Zero’s mutalisks to be so effective. If he’d just retreated, defended and expanded he'd probably have had a really good chance of winning, but sacrificed that by being overly greedy with his zealots and not teching quickly enough.
CJ Entus 2 < 4 Samsung KHAN
Movie < Alternative > Brave
Snow < Neo Beltway > Stork
Horang2 < Circuit Breaker > JangBi
Hydra < New Bloody Ridge > Juni
BByong < Icarus > Reality
Leta < La Mancha > Grape
Now I’m pretty sure nobody saw this coming. Khan had no right to beat CJ like this based on past performances, but beat them they did. Interesting statistic: since Horang2’s February loss to Bisu, he has only been beaten in PvP by Khan protoss. This time it was Jangbi taking down the PvP beast in an impressive display of skill. Combined with Jangbi’s entrance into the OSL, maybe this can be his launching pad to a Starleague run this season. Game of the day award went to Leta vs Grape. Leta opened up with a 2 base vulture drop strategy while grape opened up reavers. While Leta’s harassment was relatively unsuccessful due to Grape’s excellent base setup walling the vultures away from the probes, grapes reaver managed to do a ton of damage before it got taken out by a wraith, successfully impeding Leta’s economy significantly. While leta managed to defend the followup bust with the use of scv’s, the damage was done and grape easily rolled to victory.
herO[jOin] < New Bloody Ridge > BeSt[HyO]
RorO < Circuit Breaker > Bisu
Mind < New Empire of the Sun > Fantasy
Major < Icarus > s2
BaBy < Neo Aztec > By.Sun
Wooki < Alternative > n.Die_soO
Wooki < La Mancha > Bisu
Of all the day’s I had to have an exam, it was during this set of matches. Woe is me. But what a joy they were to watch later on (thanks to moktira for his speedy uploads!). Who would’ve thought it would be Wemade Fox of all teams to push SKT to the brink like this.
SKT tried to open the set strong, probably hoping for a quick 4-0 victory, however the combination of Bisu, Best and Fantasy was thwarted successfully and SKT found themselves in the unfamiliar position of 0-3 down and only lesser players left to go out. However, the SKT zergs and By.Sun(or should I say, Rain. What’s next, Thunder?) managed to get SKT out of trouble so that Bisu could redeem himself in the ace match.
It seems like Wemade Fox’s coach has been taking some lessons from January(read: Trolluary) and I think the face palm of all Fox fans was almost audible worldwide when Wooki was sent out for the ace match. The two games of note here were Fantasy vs Mind and Bisu vs Roro. While Bisu vs Roro was notable for being totally amazing, with Roro playing an extremely dynamic style to overcome the PvZ master himself, Fantasy and Mind managed to play a game that can only be described as mind boggling. So let us try and decipher what happened.
Fantasy opened with a proxy 8 rax, while Mind opened rax-gas before depot. Obviously there is a new show on called “who cheeses wins” and mind and Fantasy were trying to out-do each other. As expected, proxy rax’s don’t fare so well when the opponent doesn’t 14cc, however mind decided to let Fantasy make a bunker right in front of his own barracks, and then proxied his own factory outside his main. While Mind did a fairly poor job of defending his wall, his vultures rocked up to Fantasy’s base and I think this was the point in the game where fantasy just wanted to cry. However it wasn’t over yet. Mind let his rax and depot die while he was furiously microing his vultures, and both players ended up lifting their command centers. However at the end of the day, Mind managed to save 5 scv’s, while Fantasy was left with 2 marines in a bunker and his own factory which was landed outside his base which Mind then discovered……..well you get the idea. I think this was the kind of game you wouldn’t want to face your coach after. The decisions made by both players were so horrendous, I was kind of hoping kespa would stop the match and award both players a loss, but when the dust settled Mind was mining and Fantasy wasn’t and he was forced to tap out.
On DES, there are opinion pieces that its reporters sometimes write up on various issues and events. One reporter, Nam Yoon Sung in particular, writes up a lot of them, including many articles analyzing players and making predictions and such. I thought that his opinion piece on the Proleague finals held in Shanghai instead of the iconic Gwangahnri beach this year was a good read and would be a good piece to share with the TL BW community. Whether or not you agree with him, read on and have some food for thought!
Things look grim for RorO. Though Circuit Breaker is a decent ZvP map, It's Bisu's best match up and T1's Protoss is currently 7-0 over him.
RorO get's to be the brown Zerg, spawning bottom right, while Bisu is wearing a French Blue-coated Protoss uniform at the top left corner. Cross positions at Circuit Breaker, sound the macro alarm, captain!
Bisu opts for forge expand, while RorO goes for overpool and gets an extractor while double expanding.
Not much happens until Bisu decides to put some pressure with his first Zealot. The Zealot forces a Drone pull, but get's quickly nullified by some Zerglings. Lacking that Zealot in the front wall, RorO pulls a Zergling run by.
It even caught the observer off-guard. I had to rewind the game 10 times to get this shitty screenshot
Spire is done for RorO and as he starts the catch-me-if-you-can game at Bisu's base, he sees a Stargate blinking and a Templar Archives warping in. Why not do it again?
This one was a little easier
RorO kills the lonely Zealot inside Bisu's base and now has six Zerglings against one Zealot and some warping cannons. Bisu shows some good crisis management and loses nothing. Two cannons were forced. Zerglings did get harmed in the process.
Two more hatchies are laid down, one at each natural (bottom right and top right) with some sunkens. The turtling game begins.
Bisu has map control but it's worth nothing as he decides to amass a Zealot army. RorO is happy to drone up, lay a 4th base at the 1 o'clock expansion while making nothing but Hydras. RorO is now on four working bases, while Bisu is still on two. The clock is ticking for Kim Taek Yong.
Bisu engages at RorO's nat and loses half of his army. It works as a diversion until his third is up. Lurkers are on the field and RorO decides it's a good time to put some pressure on.
Bisu holds his position at his third, kills some Hydras, but get's obs sniped and is forced to run back to his cannon. While this happens Bisu loses all his five corsairs.
Bisu has switched now to Dragoon and High Templars, And starts a potentially game ending push against RorO's third, but an observer snipe forces it to stop. Another observer comes and gets sniped as well. As we see no reinforcements from RorO we start wondering if he's alive, his third is under heavy siege and he only has some lurkers left.
As the observer shows a flock of Mutalisks, we fear no more for our fellow Zerg's life. The newly built Mutas with the help of some Hydras attack Bisu's building 4th base at 12 o'clock. Bisu decides he can hold and doesn't cancel the Nexus.
doesn't cancel the Nexus.
Bisu still has a very scary army walking around, while all RorO has is some lurkers and about 7 sunkens in his third, and even less in his natural. Luckily for RorO, Bisu decides to go for his third.
A newly built Nydus allows RorO to reinforce his third as all his Sunkens die. Reinforcements arrive and clean up. Bisu again trades an army for an expansion, as his fourth goes up.
A storm drop at 1 o'clock kills 10 drones in exchange for a shuttle and two Templars. Bisu has now taken 9 o'clock and has 3 mining bases to RorO's four.
Bisu marches forward to RorO's building 5th base. RorO can't directly engage since Bisu's army is gas heavy. goes for a counter on Bisu's third with pure ling. RorO loses his hatch and Bisu loses cannons and about 8 probes but keeps his nexus.
A series of lurker drops keep Bisu distracted from directly engaging. As he sees defiler on the map, he knows where the game is going now and warps another Robotics Bay and gets some Reavers out.
As soon as 6 o'clock is taken, it sieged by Reavers. Dark Swarm holds long enough for a pincer attack to happen. Bisu trades his gas heavy army for a newly built hatchery.
Then, the unexpected:
I don't think there's any minerals there RorO
Bisu engages a still building hatchery at 5 o'clock and gets pincered by RorO. When he loses his army I check my video player to see if I didn't rewind the VOD by mistake.
I never though I would say this, but Hydralisks reinforce the proxy hatchery getting attacked by a Zealot. Drones join the battle.
Please re-read the last sentence to see how weird it sounds
Bisu engages on the 5 o'clock base again, near the ramp and gets pincered. RorO is happy third time is not a charm. The hatchery does go down though, and a shuttle with two Reavers makes it out of the fray. Together they will fly, and look for adventures. After some skirmishes they collect together 47 kills and
Bisu is now on a weird spot. He has killed most of RorO's army, he killed a lot of drones with Reavers and Templar drops, but ultimately has no place to expand because the bottom left expansion was taken and reinforced by RorO with a proxy hatchery and a nydus.
The next five minutes of the game seem to be taken out of a weird UMS micro map. Bisu has the bottom left base's natural, while RorO holds the main. Bisu is reinforcing via ground and RorO via Nydus. Reavers are dropped, storms go off, plagues land over lots of units, scourge suicide into nothing.
The moment one of the defenses falls, it's game. Bisu knows RorO has the advantage with the Nydus and attacks it...
Bisu's Nexus gets taken down and rebuilt. He pushes up the ramp because RorO lost some of his army killing that Nexus.
God, why did I put RorO in my anti-team...
As the road to Gwanganri gets narrower and narrower, the race for the final few playoff spots becomes even closer. Playoff spots could very well be decided this week as there are a number of very important games this week. Spectators better have their Kleenex ready because tears will flow when this week ends. Whether for good or bad, I can not say but the feelings brought on by this coming week will validate to ourselves just why we continue to watch this amazing game. Get the popcorn out because the end of this race hasn't climaxed and oh what a satisfying climax it will be. Ooooh yeahhh.
Want to hear an interesting fact? Flash has lost his last 5 proleague games. Flash has a bad wrist. On the hand attached to his bad wrist, he has 5 fingers. Clearly, this is a sign that the worst is all beyond him and his PL losing stream will finally end. However, for Flash's sake, I hope that KT benches him. There is no reason for him to play when playoff spot is secured and his health is way more important. Now, discounting Flash, there still remains possibility of some amazing games. Hopefully, we also get the Wemade that was up 3-0 vs T1 after crushing Bisu, Best and Fantasy and not the Wemade that ends up losing to T1 zergs. (KT zergs?) Baby also better bring a second layering of rainbow socks just to ensure that he doesn't lose them again too. This is also a huge must win for Wemade as any more losses from now on can mean playoff elimination.
Samsung just came off a huge upset win against CJ that no one expected. CJ fans may blame the loss on Horang2 not eating his Frosted Flakes and Hydra's cyborg eye going rusty and needing to be oiled but Khan finally showed some hunger and playoff desire. They clearly want to go to the playoffs but do they have enough left in them? To make matters worse, I'm sure every Khan fan and Stork himself remembers the last time that these two met. You know that people are still butthurt over what Hyun did to Stork that day but it got the result done. However, MBC's chances of making the playoffs at this point seem slim to none so it's much better for the coaching staff to give the rookies actual TV experience. This is more of a long-term plan in hopes that they will crush when next season comes around. It's not like Khan has ever been adverse to strange lineup decisions though. Never.
CJ may have just been upset by Khan but the real story is how STX lost to Ace. They were up 3-0 and yet still managed to lose. Soon after, FBH was seen hugging his own mother. STX can not afford any more losses at this point as they currently remain out of contention for the playoffs. This does not bode well when they are playing a team who has almost managed to crush everyone that they meet. Trolluary's beauty clearly rendered her team immune to the TigerToss train. When this night ends, we'll see a sad, bleating cheep and the end of the longest party ever in Estonia.
Oh no. The fanboys are coming. The fanboys are coming. The
Ace has no chance of making the playoffs but it doesn't mean that they are just going to roll over and be placemats. Don't take ACE seriously and you can lose just like that. Woongjin also has a history of losing games just like this so Ace winning here really wouldn't be much of an upset. Zero and Soulkey are also pretty likely to potentially not get zvt with how Terran focused Ace is lately. However, speaking of Ace zerg line, Peace always has some kind of dirty cheese planned and Military Dong is no pushover.
Must-win does not even begin to describe this game. Wemade losing here basically gets to say byebye to playoffs while a Samsung loss is the last thing that Khan fans need right now. Stork's form has been almost non-existent lately but Jangbi really has been picked up the slack. It's almost like Khan Protoss is like Highlander and Jangbi is finally "The One" yet again. Khan's zerg line is nothing to praise either and Wemade's depth has gotten even stronger with the rise of Wooki. Of course, Shine can be seen slithering in the shadows waiting to strike for when the Dinotoss least expects it. Meanwhile, posters in the LR thread will proclaim statements like, "BAN ME IM DONE WITH BW" while pretending to flip their middle finger up upon seeing a smug and victorious Shine standing over a fallen bird.
Another of the must win games that could very well decide just who makes it into the playoffs. For fans of zvp and zvz, this is the match to watch. Any other matchups is clearly bogus and we are constantly going to see only zergs and protoss. One interesting note about this matchup is that JD and Bogus recently met in the ODT where they played on Neo Bloody Ridge, the same map that the ace match is on. What does this mean? Probably some kind of cheese/proxy. It's not like Bogus is adverse to proxying either. Just ask Bisu.
Hopefully, KT is still benching Flash here as him playing would just be nonsensical and stupid. Him playing could very easily mean future damage to himself and a loss to someone like Jaehoon. It also would be really nice to see a MBC victory based on their young blood to give them confidence going into next season. They really haven't had a good year in any regards but seeing them win over a playoff team with players like Tiny, Lazy, Sang, and Check would be the perfect sign that MBC will be a force to be reckoned with next season.
Last time these two played, T1 just narrowly beat Ace and since then, Ace has gotten better and better. Ace is going to fight tooth and nail this game and it's going to be awesome. What Ace lacks in starpower, they make up for in scrappiness. Another interesting thing is that this will be Canata's first game vs T1 since going to Ace. Games vs his former t1 teammates could be interesting although only Canata is able to turn nukes vs protoss into a dull and boring game. However, his ability to fail at cheesing zergs and with how t1 zergs are known for their zvt, we could be in for a barrel of laughs and hyuks. Unfortunately for Ace, the ace map is Neo Aztec and the chances of one of their terrans beating a t1 protoss there in tvp is highly unlikely.
The real winner of this match is the fans. No matter the winner, an entertaining winner's interview is guaranteed. It also would be nice to see Stars win this match just to ensure that they are in the playoffs. However, they need to stop choking in important matches. Who do they think they are, STX? Anyways, Zero vs Horang2 could be pretty cool as well as Light vs any CJ Protoss as Light's tvp has improved a lot since going to Stars. It would also be interesting to see Light vs Hydra but only if Light doesn't have Woongjin Terran syndrome like his previous two games vs the One-eyed wonder. Soulkey and Leta have also had some interesting history so another chance to see them play would be awesome. For example, remember when Soulkey got crushed by 1rax double CC into 3port wraith into standard game? Anything can happen when these two players and when these two teams meet.
So that's it for this week.
Or is it?
I loved that Bisu/RorO photoshop so much I made it into a wallpaper. Happy Proleague Day.
Oh? It isn't your Proleague Day?
Well enjoy it anyway.
Click to embiggen:
This Proleague update was brought to you by Team Liquid's PL 2010-11 coverage team. Special thanks to Harem, IntoTheWow, Spica, and Kiante for providing us with features for this update. A big thanks to riptide and mustaju for defending the galaxy from the Dark Side this week, you can expect them to return victorious soon enough.