On the last day of Dreamhack, TRUE was to face off against the ever so frightening Neeb.
The first game gave us some hope, with a hydra/bane 3 base timing push, TRUE almost made Neeb crack under the pressure, but he was able to gold the attack by the skin of his teeth. Having held the attack and still having a worker advantage, despite some runbys and some multi-pronged attacks, TRUE was unable to even out the game. The protoss was able to take more bases safely, build up that protoss late game mothership, archon, high templar and everything else to simply walk through TRUE’s defences.
In game 2 on Interloper, TRUE went for a standard 3 base macro opener while Neeb went for a glaive adept build, supplemented by two stargate +1 phoenix. This new strange build caught our Zerg completely off-guard and he was unable to adequately defend his overlords and completely lost map control. Making nothing but adepts and phoenix, Neeb overwhelmed TRUE and took the win.
In game 3 on Mech Depot, Neeb brought our the cheesy strategies; he cannon rushed TRUE. Unfortunately, the previous champion did not scout this at all, he lost control of his natural, then his third base was cannon’d as well. He was able to hold unto his third, with some clever drop overlord elevator play, while pumping out lings and queens. TRUE was forced into an all or nothing situation. He barely had a 2nd base up and running while his opponent was taking a third. So he masses lings, put 4 queens into a drop overlord and went for the all-in. Sadly, it was not enough, Neeb held, TRUE tapped out, and that was all she wrote.