In the past week or so, we had GuMiho play in GSL, Zanster play in 2017 WCS Montreal – Europe Open Qualifier.
In Korea, our GSL Season 2 Champion picked INnoVation and was placed in Group A with Solar and aLive. The first series started out well, with GuMiho beating INnoVation in a close TvT series. Highlights include GuMi stealing one of his opponents build, which seemed to work out pretty well. His next match was up against the Zerg player Solar. Despite being the favorite, GuMiho was unable to defeat the Splyce Zerg and fell in a quick 0-2. This sent him to the losers match where he had to face INnoVation once again. He lost the first map on Ascension to Aiur, despite a decent doom drop into his opponents base, he was unable to deal enough damage while also losing his tank count. After defending, INnoVation simply leap-frogged his tanks until GuMiho GG’d out. On the second map, Odyssey, GuMiho was able to create an early advantage with some cyclone harass, this continued until starport tech which gave him the opportunity to jump into his opponents base, disrupting his mining and dividing his attention, all the while he expanded and prepared the death push. INnoVation’s forces were spread too thin and he was unable to defend his natural from a flood of marines. 1-1. On the final map, Whirlwind, it started out all even, with little to no early game shenanigans. Going into standard tank-marine vs. tank-marine, INnoVation decided to produce more vikings and gain air control, with this advantage, he was able to find a better position for his own tanks and slowly picked off Gumiho’s. Losing slowly in tank count, he was unable to keep up in supply and slowly died off, forcing a GG and ending his Season 3 run.