I have just uploaded 3 replays over at GosuGamers.net, the games are between two well-known StarCraft 2 players and former StarCraft Brood War players the German protoss player aTnSocke and the Russian terran player roxkisBratOK.
I thought I could just do a fast recap of the start of the games. Even trough the game looks quite the same in the recap there is some really good plays, specially in game one.
Game one at Tal’Darim Altar aTnSocke (11 o’clock) vs roxkisBratOK (5 o’clock)
aTnSocke spawn at 11 o’clock while roxkisBratOK spawn crossmap at 5 o’clock at Tal’Darim Altar. aTnSocke going for that fast expansion, while roxkisBratOK goes for supply deport, barrack into command center build. He will after that add two more barracks to make a marine and marauder army. One the other side of the map we see that aTnSocke adds 5 gateways and a robotics facility to get that observer out. The first attack from roxkisBratOK also includes a few ghosts that snipes of some of aTnSocke units..
Game two at Terminus RE aTnSocke (9 o’clock) vs roxkisBratOK (3 o’clock)
aTnSocke spawn at 9 o’clock while roxkisBratOK once again spawn crossmap at 3 o’clock at Termonus RE. We will yet again see a expansion after the first pylon by aTnSocke and on the other side of the map there is a similar build as in the first game with supply deport, barrack into command center. roxkisBratOK quickly adds three more barracks and starts producing marines that he need to be able to safely expand to his natural expansion. And for aTnSocke to survive this he throws down additional gateways and that makes the total of six gateways…
Game two at Crevasse aTnSocke (7 o’clock) vs roxkisBratOK (1 o’clock)
aTnSocke spawn at 7 o’clock while roxkisBratOK once again spawn crossmap at 1 o’clock at Crevasse. For the third time in a row we see the pylon into nexus build from aTnSocke and we see the supply deport, barrack into command center from roxkisBratOK! No it’s not the same game again… Both players are almost taking their third base at the same time and the game continue with standard marine, marauder and medivac play from roxkisBratOK while we see aTnSocke go for the colossus tech…