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Matches Covered:
Feb 22: Quarterfinals 1
[T] TY vs [Z] soO
[P] Stats vs [T] InNoVation

Caution: Spoilers Listed Below!


 

GSL SEASON 1 Ro. 8 Date February 22, 2017
By Aristotle Ibay
Issues & Highlights:
• Game 3 of TY vs. soO was a really interesting game to watch, soO coming out from behind and
turning the game around, beating TY who was on a roll.
• soO was down 2-0 in the best of 5 match, but comes from behinds and reverse sweeps TY.
• Fun trash talk in the interviews between Stats and INoVation
• Unexpectedly, Stats comes from behind as well, being down 2-0, manages to win 2 in a row
forcing a game 5 similar to TY vs soO.
• 2 upsets occur where both Terran players ahead 2-0, ended up losing the match.
TY vs. soO – 2 : 3
GAME 1:
HIGHLIGHTS & SUMMARY
– Quick Game as soO attemts a Zerg rush with ravagers againsts TY, but TY successfully defends,
wiping out soO’s ravagers, and soO immediately surrenders.
GAME 2:
HIGHLIGHTS & SUMMARY
– More back and forth action, with TY attacking relentlessly, and harassing soO really well, but soO
fighting back, but not as well. SoO has lost a lot of economy and forces a good attack onto TY
but his attack is fended off again and the loss of units causes him to surrender game 2.
GAME 3:
HIGHLIGHTS & SUMMARY
– Everyone was expecting TY to close out the game with a clean sweep on soO, with everything going
well for TY. TY was able to build a nice Terran mech army, but when soO came in for the attack
soO turned the tide, overwhelming TY’s army and TY surrenders, bringing soO back into the match.
GAME 4:
HIGHLIGHTS & SUMMARY
– soO goes in for his Ravagers rush again, and this time it works out for him, TY surrenders by losing
too much resources.
GAME 5:
HIGHLIGHTS & SUMMARY
– In the last game of the series, with 2 wins apiece, both players are playing a lot safer, but TY goes
for the terran dropship harass. soO answer’s back with a great mutalisk attack taking out most of
TY’s army but is forced to retreat but looked to gain momentum from that attack. soO rides the
momentum, and goes in for a huge zerg push, wiping out TY’s defenses and TY surrendurs. SoO
was able to pull off a reverse sweep after getting 2-0’d in the beginning of the series.
Stats vs. INnoVation – 3 : 2
GAME 1:
HIGHLIGHTS & SUMMARY
– Stats, came in confident, but Innovation looks to be too overwhelming in game 1 with a relenteless
Terran attack. Stats build a good amount of Colossi, but his Colossi get wiped which put a dent into
STats resources and thats GG, INnoVation wins game 1.
GAME 2:
HIGHLIGHTS & SUMMARY
– Stats goes in with an early harass on INnoVation, and successfully disrupts him briefly, but
INnoVation survives and harasses back with widow mine drops. Not long after, INnoVation goes in
with a massive Terran army, and simply overwhelms Stats, winning game 2 as well.
GAME 3:
HIGHLIGHTS & SUMMARY
– Nothing crazy to begin game 3, although it looks like stats gains first advantage. INnoVation seems
to have overcommitted on an early attack and Stats was able to recover and turn the game around,
and Stats manages to stay in the series with 1 game to 2.
GAME 4:
HIGHLIGHTS & SUMMARY
– With Stats having 2 losses, the pressure was on in the best of 5, and Stats gained some momentum
in the previous game. The game starts with some harass on both sides, with no one getting a clear
advantage, but Stats managed to put together a great attack to wipe INnoVation’s units
and forces INnoVation to a game, 5 winning 2 in a row.
GAME 5:
HIGHLIGHTS & SUMMARY
– In their final game, Stats goes in for an insane attack filled with Stalkers and Colossi, and things start
to look bad for INnoVation. INnoVation caught back pedaling and was unable to defend the attack
and loses the final match in another upset for the night !

 

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