pics from DreamHack flicker account
A year ago, TRUE’s first WCS tournament was his only chance to get to BlizzCon. And the chance was slim, he had to win the whole thing. Previously he had not looked great in HomeStoryCup losing 0-3 to HeroMarine and just looked outclassed. His chances was so slim that he was ranked 13th in a TeamLiquid power ranking article leading up to the event. 13th for a Code S Korean competing in a WCS Circuit of mostly foreigners (the other 3 Koreans were Polt, Violet and Hydra) is a far cry from favorite.
In the morning of the 24th for us east coast folks, GuMiho faced off against soO in the GSL 2017 Season 2 finals.
GuMiho was able to take down the finals king himself in 4-2 victory. With plenty of mech play, clever harass and some cheese thrown in there, our Korean Terran was able to take out soO in a bittersweet series. GG to both players, in the a King Kong is nothing to a GuMiGod…
On the 24th of June, GuMiho will play soO in the first GSL Finals of his career.
Playing flawlessly through the Ro.32 with a 2-0 over Zest and 2-0 over aLive. GuMiho kept up the pace with another perfect map score in the Ro.16. There he met ByuL whom he mercilessly 2-0’d into submisson. Then he met Trap in the Winner’s match, with his signature aggression, Gumi pounded him into submission 2-0.
On this second day of Dreamhack Austin, we had two players in the Ro16 ; TRUE and JonSnow. [Read Day 1]
The first series to be played out was TRUE vs uThermal. Going into the match, our Korean star was feeling confident, having had a nice run through the 3 bracket stages. He started the games off with a bang. Some early ling pressure gave him just enough breathing room to adequately defend the hellbat pressure follow-up. From there, it was a macro game where he was ahead, granting him the resources to build up to ultralisks and run over his opponent. Game two was similar, the Terran opened like the previous game with a hellbat which was successfully defended by queens and speedlings. It then snowballed into a macro lead, into an army lead and finally into a map win. Game 3 was a whole other story. TRUE wanted to win quickly, so he opened with a 1.5 base roach ravager cheese. While looking promising, it ultimately failed when he walked up his opponents ramp and lost his entire army. Forced to play roach/ravager with some infestor support, our Zerg was able to defend his bases long enough to transition to a ultralisk, crackling and infestor based army. Even despite losing his entire army near the end, with an upgrade lead and economical advantage, TRUE win the 3rd game. In the Ro8, he then faced the ROOT Zerg Cham.
We are glad to announce that long time supporter of the team JD “Archnog” Sanzone now officially owns shares of PSISTORM Gaming, a privately owned LLC. He joins KJ “Freeedom” Garcia, and Damen “FilthyRake” Knight in the ownership of the company.