With youtube live, where the GSL is broadcast, you can rewind and fast forward live streams. So if you wait 30 minutes to one hour until it has started, you can then rewind to the beginning and fast forward past downtime.
The ability to rewind a live stream is the one thing that YouTube does better than Twitch when it comes to streaming. The automatic vods are great on Twitch but it's a pain when you start to get close to live because you have to refresh every time you catch up to where the live stream was at when you loaded the vod.
On top of Reynor's GSL performance - his series against Special (the best foreign Terran right now?) was really incredible. Especially in game 1, Artosis can't get over how AMAZING Special's harass is...but you watch the supplies and Reynor is keeping up, never taking too much damage, and eventually just crushes the lategame engagements despite Special having the exact army he wants.
Sucks that he ran into the machine that is Serral.
Pretty satisfying way to finish off a game after making a bad Terran chase your mutas around 3 bases for 10 minutes while they kill ~everything and he makes no real anti-muta units (mines, thors, liberators):
So, I know I'm a total Zerg homer, so I have to check with those of you who aren't: this is insane, right?
Additionally, many ZvP games are focused around mid-game Zerg pushes and how the Protoss player responds to these, which can be an issue if the majority of games are decided around this singular, pivotal moment.
Are they watching the same games as me?? Because it seems like most ZvPs are
- open stargate
- kill overlords, deny scouting
- pick from the Wheel of Protoss Death Builds while the Zerg hopes they correctly blind counter
If there's a "mid-game Zerg push", it's usually with some paperweight roaches that Zerg feels the need to attack with because they suddenly discovered they won't help much against the 12 phoenixes that just entered their vision for the first time. Right???