[SPOILER] yo, did sos just rage quit game 3 and run off the stage? [/SPOILER]
I went back to watch:
- he did gg, he just left instantly when the cloaked banshee arrived in his base - which is weird, because he scouted the starport, I guess he just started his robo late?
- that was actually gumiho running off the stage
btw, WCS Austin is this weekend if you like watching people who are good at Starcraft* with an asterisk for not being Korean. Today they played from 80 down to 16 and it was a mess due to having only 2-3 streams while tons of groups played simultaneously plus a nice power/internet outage that delayed **** for awhile, but the Ro16 starts tomorrow (with wayyyyy too many mirror matchups) and players still alive include:
True (wait, he's Korean...)
Scarlett/Nerchio (playing each other)
Stephano/Snute (also playing each other)
Elazer/TLO (TOO MANY ZVZS)
Pretty good final series. Wouldn't say any games are bad, as it's PvP none of the games are particularly long
Snow seemed pretty shook after losing what was a knife edge game 1, not helping by getting his proxy scouted in time in game 2, sure he got a BO win in game 3 but Rain was outplaying him pretty solidly
Just watched - is rain a similar player in BW as he was in SC2? I always enjoyed his play style very much
I usually play pretty passive ZvP and tech up, but after getting my 2nd game in a row against the same Protoss tonight and seeing his style (stargate into templar), I decided to switch it up and try something I see pros do a lot: make a swell of lings and send it to their third. It turns out that's not a bad idea, killed it and most of his army at the time (was small, a couple sentries + chargelots + stalkers - I think this is probably a leak that a lot of Protoss players have in the midgame if they aren't going for an all-in), put me absurdly ahead and made the rest of the game easy.
I played this guy today who I remembered in a he-definitely-talked-****-when-I-beat-him kind of way, but I couldn't remember the occasion like what build he did or whatever. He was random and I scouted T, and he opened with a weird double factory opening or something that went into a bio-mech mixture and wound up being typical bio-tank - I went roach-hydra-viper and cleaned up his army pretty easily in every fight. He types "****ing cheater" and leaves.
...aaaaaaaand that's when I remember him - he was Protoss and I drone scouted a totally empty main and my overlord found where he was building his three proxy gates. I canceled my expansion and built a ton of spines and he accused me of maphacking repeatedly before angrily leaving. LOL