GSTL Season 2 - FnaticRC loses to MVP
Posted 2012-06-29 ANdre_
GSTL Season 2 - FnaticRC loses to MVP
|FnaticRaidCall 2 - 5 MVP|
14:07: ByuL was unable to win, and so Fnatic loses 2-5.
13:55: Rain has lost to Sniper. Now it's all up to ByuL.
13:30: Rain will come out for Fnatic with the task of taking down Sniper on Entombed Valley.
13:25: Both Zerg players went for an early Hatchery followed by Spawning Pool and Baneling nest. An almost perfect mirror match until Moon went for Lair and Spire. Moon deterred a Roach push and started harassing Sniper's mineral lines and Overlords before being drive away. Sniper pushed with Roaches and Infestors, but Moon was able to completely surround the MVP Zerg and utterly destroyed the army. A small force of Roaches from Moon took out Sniper's fourth base, but Moon was still down in supply. A return push by Sniper took out Moon's fourth and both players lost a ton of Roaches, but Moon came out behind and Fnatic found itself down 2-3.
13:05: FnaticRC Moon is the next player to come out on Antiga Shipyard.
13:00: In his third game, aLive decided to make three Barracks and apply some early bio pressure with upgrades. Sniper's third Hatchery was scouted by aLive immediately, and the Fnatic Terran player began applying pressure as soon as Combat Shield was finished. Though aLive did quite a bit of damage and forced a lot of Zerglings, Sniper was able to clean up the push. But the Zerg player was unable to break through aLive. Unfortunatly aLive's force was caught out in the open, suffering huge damage from Sniper´s forces. Sniper was able to push through and even the series 2-2.
12:40: aLive's next opponent is the Zerg player Sniper.
12:30: Monster acouted aLive´s early ecnomic Command Center and resonded with a fast third Hatchery. aLive managed to drop his Marines in Monster's fourth base as well as droppted at Monster's main base and fourth base, splitting the Zerg's attention. Monster responded with a force of Ultralisks, Banelings, and a few Infestors to break the Terran fourth base. Monster´s desperation push was hold by aLive, still constantly dropping Monster's bases. aLive takes another game, Fnatic up 2-1!
12:10: MVP selected Monster to go up next against aLive, on Daybreak.
12:07: aLive opened very standard and economy focused. After getting upgrades for his Marines and Marauders, aLive build up map controle and began a third Command Center. The pressure from aLive delayed the Protoss third base, but finale moved out. A small group of bio units from aLive hit the Protoss base as finale's army did major damage in the Terran natural expansion. Both players took serious damage and aLive was forced to do double pronged drops. The nice miro of aLive was to much to handle for finale. Fnatic tied, 1-1.
11:50: Fnatic sends out aLive to turn the tide and take revenge against finale.
11:35: The mirror match up diverged almost immediately. Oz attacked finale with Blink Stalkers while focusing his Archons on Gateway units at the neutrals. Finale was able to hold and and counterattack which achieved him the victory. MVP up, 1-0.
11:10: The series will open with FnaticRC.Oz against finale on Whirlwind.
This time, in the winner's match, our team will play against MVP who won with 5:4 over SlayerS-EG. The starting map is announced, as well as the starting players. The map will be Whirlwind, and we will witness Protoss vs Protoss encounter. It will be Oz versus finale, and you can expect a great show. Both of these players are very skilled and talented and this match is surely worthy of being an opening one.
The winner of the encounter will progress to the semi-finals of GSTL Season 2 in 2012, while the loser will have to play against the winner of SlayerS-EG vs Prime encounter. We want to wish our guys the best of luck in their match against MVP. As always, you will be able to follow games through our live updates, right here in this newspost.
GSTL Round 2
After losing to TSL in the opening match of the GSTL Season 2 in 2012, FnaticRaidCall has been on a tear ever since. They took down IM-SK with 5:2 and secured second place in Round 1, which allowed them to progress further to Round 2.
In Round 2, team Prime, the champions of Season 1, were waiting along with two other teams - MVP and SlayerS-EG. In the first match, FnaticRaidCall edged out victory over the current champions, with the score of 5:4. Great performance by Moon gained three points for our team, and he has continued with his impressive results in GSTL. aLive contributed with two wins, one over Creator who took down the total of three FnaticRaidCall players and another against BBoongBBoong, a Korean Code S Zerg player.
The next set of games will be played on 29 June at 11:10 (CET).