Replays of the Week: November 4-11
Posted by Julian "hattfatt" Koch 27 weeks, 4 days ago
In a pretty Zerg-heavy RotW we learn a couple of things. Dark Templars are worth 30 supply, Thors are badass, sometimes BM is excusable and Zerg is OP, even in a mirror match.
1. RINE vs One
Anyone who has had a math class beyond fifth grade knows very well that you don't only use pure numbers to come to a result. There are variables that you need to take into account that can warp the outcome in one way or another. RINE's variables in this case are his DTs and his Immortals that far exceed their initial worth due to outstanding positioning and micro, even though the numbers indicated that he was playing from behind the entire game.
2. RemarK vs Shen
Okay, I'll just it. I'm disappointed with StarCraft 2's massive units. For the most part. You see, Colossi are badass and all, until a flock of Corruptors picks them apart while the epitomy of Protoss technology flails its arms like a 4 year old at its first swimming lesson. Broodlords are pretty wussy and ethically questionable by sending their children to die while looking from a distance, shouting "KILL FASTER!" Thors, on the other hand, gather minions to repair, and go on to kill everything. Well, until they don't.
3. Capoch vs JonnyREcco
We've all heard of JonnyREcco lately. Calling him a patch Zerg might be harsh, but his increase in fame came surprisingly simultaneously to the rise of similar European Zergs. Calling Capoch a "f*cking scrub" may be harsh, too, but to be fair, he had it coming. Noone likes a cannon rusher. Same goes for an Immortal pusher. Combine these two and "f*cking scrub" seems almost gentle.
4. One vs ToXiC
There are nuances in this game that make it really interesting to look at. Not only the Zergling run-by and its immediate clean-up or the counter harass with the Warp Prism. There's also this amazing Infestor control with an immaculate Fungal Growth on ToXiC's Templars, ending the game.
5. XlorD vs DarKFoRcE
DarKFoRcE puts on some nice early pressure with a basic Zergling/Baneling army, which XlorD barely holds off. If you like Michael Bay movies, you'll love the flashy green explosions as both players trade resources. XlorD, however, ends up with an opportunity to send a Bane-train across the map before his opponent gets his first Mutalisks out and forces a gg. Just goes to show that even in a ZvZ, Zerg is OP.
I just learned that Obama won the election. Good on him. I was busy browsing our Replay Section for it is so much more interesting than international politics.