eSports Starcraft 2: VSL 2017 Season 2 Champion INnoVation shows us how it’s done in Korea
With a rumble of rain and thunder outside at 6 am I was awake to watch the Grand Finals of VSL 2017 Season 2. As much as the weather was distracting because it was raining buckets, I was glued to my TV to watch the best at Starcraft 2. It was on Twitch.tv and live from South Korea.
The Koreans have dominated the Starcraft scene for nearly 2 decades. With the installment of the latest version of Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void, the South Koreans continue to lead the world in speed, efficiency, and play style. The way they play it seems more or less like Chess. It is all about counter moves and anticipating the opponents next move. If you want to watch the best of Starcraft 2 then you need to see some of these Korean Tournaments. They are flat out amazing!
INnoVation [Terran] vs soO [Zerg]
This was a Terran vs Zerg Finals and INnoVation [Terran] was the heavy favorite. Let me tell you, this was a real nightmare for soO [Zerg]. INnoVation [Terran] was just so over powering. He was playing so well that it looked like he could do no wrong. Time and time again he made the right adjustments to win engagements. Several times it looked like soO [Zerg] might be able to break through INnoVation’s [Terran] Army, but he was denied. One Game in particular stands out where soO [Zerg] had Ultralisks, Melee Tanks, and Banelings, Close Range Explosive Units. SoO [Zerg] positioned them to strike at the heart of the Army. He attacked the Marines and was trying to eliminate them. But INnoVation [Terran] with his Micro, Individual Unit Control, was able to split up his Army at just the right time. This allowed the Marines to survive the Banelings.
Then INnoVation [Terran] targeted down the Ultralisks with his Marauders, Grenade Marines. It was unbelievable the way he played! He just couldn’t be stopped. And the pressure that he put on soO was enormous. If any fan out there wants to see how to beat Bane/Ultra’s you’ve got to check out these 4 Games between INnoVation [Terran] and soO [Zerg]. Que up the replays and just watch the [Terran] Master at work!
INnoVation [Terran] would go on to be undefeated [4-0] in this Match Up, which made him [11-1] in the Playoff Brackets. This was no anomaly by INnoVation [Terran]. He is the real deal. He showed off his skills and won the VSL 2017 Season 2 Starcraft 2 Tournament. I know it’s a mouthful to say but lets face it: this tournament is one to remember. Congratz INnoVation on winning and showing us your dominance at Starcraft 2! We will be checking out the replays on this all year long. Just to see how you managed to defeat the Bane/Ultra Rush. It will be a new Meta for the year. Gratz! Woot, woot!