As a celebration of getting C- this season (i just got it at the end of last season) i've decided to do a battle report on the game that got me to C-.
This is my second battle report, you can find the first one here.
My opponent this game was a D+ korean (C- in previous seasons) called [oh]sexy. Actually just checking his profile he's C- now. So it was definetly an even matchup
The map was Fighting Spirit.
The matchup, PVP.
I started in the bottom left corner as the noble green protoss
My opponent started in the top right as the evil white protoss
I open nexus first a-la Frozen's pvp guide
My opponent started with a cheesy 2 gate (seriously who 2 gates AND 9 scouts OMG)
he see's my 12 nex and drops a forge
He then procedes to attempt to canon rush me while 2 gate rushing me, cheesy korean!
But i bring probes into the fight and drive him off!
Continuing to be a cheesy noob, my opponent hides an expo
I go to have a poke with my zealots, see no expo and retreat, fooled
expecting a reaver/dt drop i spread my goons nicely to snipe a shuttle that isn't coming
My opponent then takes his third before me, nullifying my economic advantage from my 12 nex
My first obs pops out and i go to attack
only to find my opponent has more stuff than i do
however my obs scouts his undefended third so i snipe it!
and double expand
Nalra would be proud of my feng-shui...ohwait
Templar drop wrecks the probes at my third
Surely that shuttle wont get away???!!!!
Hell no says my templar
He tries to sneak a base at the bottom right but i expand there and kill his attempted cannon wall before it can get up. I was going to make a "yo dawg" poster out of it, but the cannons and nexus were too far away from each other
Meanwhile he throws out a few pre-storms on my army containing him at his natural
STOORMMUUUU!!! i was victorious and drove the evil white protoss back to his side of the bridge!
but hot DAMN he likes those gateways
So i still have him contained, and figure i may as well take another 3 expos, why not!
a zealot counter attack kills one of my nexii!! but more importantly pulls my whole army out of position so he can move out
Archons on archons! sounds like a porn title, and who the hell knows whats going on, i sure dont D:
after many epic storms i manage to lose the battle Am i really going to lose this game even with such a lead??? Turns out i was a behind on the upgrades (3-0-0 vs 3-0-2)
luckily i kept my economy un-harmed and my best-style macro forced him out, even if i am blocking my goons in with a cannon
he comes back with a siginificant zealot/templar force, he's almost mined out at this point and has dropped an expo @ 12 (the only base i hadn't taken)
But i give him a taste of his own medicine and do a zealot counter while i deal with his attack force and make him cancel the nexus
Another battle! he's getting desperate now, nice storm tho
Storms going CRAZY, blue goo EVERYWHERE
My dt goes up to his observerless army to say hi
My face stomping squad goes up to take out his 12 oclock before it can get going again
The final battle!
And so i overcame the C- korean to take my C- ranking! Huzzah!
Thanks for reading
Last edit: 2010-09-27 08:53:15
Archas United States. September 26 2010 23:16. Posts 5638
I love stories like this, and you did it well. Just enough pictures to give an accurate sense of the state of the match, while not flooding me with images. The captions were also quite funny / informative. Blue goo, Psi Storms, and Archon-on-Archon action, hehe.
Congratulations on your victory! You'd better not lose to any 4-poolers and get dropped back down, though. =(
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Kiante Australia. September 26 2010 23:17. Posts 6359
BW battle reports are a rare treat nowadays, thanks a lot, and congrats on C-! Interesting game too, unpunished nexus first builds in pvp can be very annoying to play against. (oh and epic gateway simcity by your opponent there )
BTW we ran into each other on the ladder last week, but I ended up leaving because of the lag
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SoL Portugal. September 27 2010 02:19. Posts 1370