[SPL2014] Stats(KT) vs Terminator(JINAIR) Set3 Maze -EsportsTV, SPL2014
More PvProleague insanity ensues in the beginning of Round 3. On the new map “Maze,” which is quite crazy and heavily Protoss favored, both Stats and Terminator opt for the same equally crazy opener: Nexus first.
Despite horrible luck scouting and going blindly for a macro-focused follow-up, Stats manages to hold a 7-gate rush from Terminator, thanks to having a tech path of any kind (Immortals), combined with the force-field-friendly nature of the map.
[SPL2014] Shine(SAMSUNG) vs herO(CJ) Set1 Out Boxer -EsportsTV, SPL2014
Cute moves out of CJ_herO versus Samsung_Shine on Outboxer, which is new to the Starcraft 2 ladder this season.
Initially, herO responds to a Hatchery block at this natural with 2 cannons and no probe pull. Instead he uses the excess minerals originally intended for his Nexus to make the extra cannon, complete his wall, and add Assimiliators to immediately begin gas mining once he can expand.
Later, herO takes advantage of the map by shuttling a single probe to the island expansion. Then, once it completes, he uses his Mothership Core to recall probes to the island base. Always exciting to see this type of innovative play in Proleague!