Feb 15: http://afreeca.tv/36840697/v/60138
[P] Hero vs [P] Trap
[Z] Leenock vs [T] Ryung
Caution: Spoilers Listed Below!
Match 1: [P] Hero vs [P] Trap
Quick game, as herO goes for an early attack, although Trap withstands the attack, leaving herO defenseless and Trap goes in to finish the game.
herO goes in again for the first attack, but this time it’s looking a lot better for him than the previous game. Trap defended well, but lost a lot of economy and units from herO’s aggressive attack. Trap didn’t go down without a fight, but herO’s pressure was too much and Trap couldn’t recover fast enough and gets forced to surrender.
More aggressiveness from herO, starting just like game 2, herO proves to be the more aggressive player. The overwhelming attack of herO overruns Trap’s base, and closes the game, herO takes the match 2-1 and moves on to battle the winner between Leenock, and Ryung.
Winner: Hero 2-1
Match 2: [Z] Leenock vs [T] Ryung
Ryung, went in for some early liberator harass onto Leenock’s drones, disrupting his mineral production and damaging his economy. Although Leenock took Ryung’s liberators down, Ryung stayed persistent attacking him with liberators and helions, going after his drones. Great fight between the 2 players, Leenock, and Ryung going at each other’s armies but Ryung had a well set up backline of siege tanks that dwindled Leenock’s Zerge army. Leenock surrenders once he loses many units due to the army battle, Ryung takes the first game of the match.
Second game of the series starts a bit slower than the first, but Ryung goes in first with a well-placed drop of marines, but Leenock defends very well and wipes out most of the marine drop before Ryung is able to retreat. Leenock, takes the tempo of the game attacking Ryung’s base, but Ryung comes back with a counter attack, able to wipe out Leenock’s Zerg wave. As it looked like Ryung took control of the game wiping Leenocks army out, Leenock surprises Ryung with a second wave and returns the favor wiping the Terran army out to end the game, Leenock takes game 2.
Similar to his game 1 win, Ryung goes back to the mech army build, and proves to be effective against Leenock early, by harassing his drones with helions. Ryung goes in with a hard push of siege tanks and Thor’s, leaving Leenock with too much to handle and forces him to surrender once the mech army dismantles his zerg army. Ryung takes the match 2-1 advancing to take on herO, and sends Leenock to face another tough match against Trap.
Winner: Ryung 2-1
Match 3: [P] Hero vs [T] Ryung
The game starts slow, but herO goes in hard with a Protoss warp in, catching Ryung off guard, and wipes out his base. With Ryung’s base overrun with adepts and little defense, Ryung surrenders.
Tables are turned, with herO being the one to harass Ryung, taking out a lot of Ryungs SCV’s and disrupting his mineral production. HerO looked very strong, with his Protoss play constantly pressuring Ryung, eventually making Ryung fold. HerO defeats Ryung with a 2-0 and moves on to the Round of 8.
Winner: Hero 2-1
Match 4: [Z] Leenock vs [P] Trap
In game 1, Leenock tries to go in for an early Zerg attack, but Trap has an answer to his offense and successfully defends most of the attack. Trap then goes in with Archon’s and adepts, able to take down a large number of hydra’s and does plenty damage to Leenocks Zerg structures. Overwhelming pressure from Trap, and its GG for Leenock in the first game of the match.
Things start off looking grim for Leenock, as he attempts an attack onto Trap, but Leenock is forced to retreat due to a successful defense by Trap. Leenock does a great job breaking into Trap’s base, but once again, Trap is able to fend him off, and proceeds with his counterattack and wipes Leenock’s remaining units. Trap takes the match with a 2-0 sweep on Leenock.
Winner: Trap 2-0
Match 5: [P] Trap vs [T] Ryung
Ryung initiates the attack with marines, marauders and medivacs and successfully does great damage to Trap’s resources. Trap made a couple mistakes early by losing his Oracle, accidentally flying over a widow mine, and loses control. Ryung snowballs with that advantage and takes the momentum all the way, defeating Trap in the first game of the series.
Game 2 goes starts off well for Ryung, as he’s successfully able to bring in a dropship from the back of Trap’s base while also pushing forward with another army attacking the front line. Although it looked like Ryung had the game under control, Trap attacks back and gets the better of the exchange in regards to a base attack. Both teams run into each other in the middle of an attack, and both armies go at it at the center of the map with Trap ultimately coming out on top.
In the 3rd game, Trap goes in for the first attack, and Ryung was able to defend very well wiping out all the Adepts Trap sent over. Both players fighting very hard to stay in with this final game, with both armies taking high casualties, but Trap with the slight advantage doing more damage to Ryung’s base. A final fight breaks out in front of Trap’s base, and Ryung gained the upper hand wiping out Trap’s units and forcing the GG, Ryung takes second place in group C.
Winner: Ryung 2-1