We are happy to announce a showmatch between Ziktomini and Vera Lynn. This match will be ZvZ, one of the mirror-matchups we all seem to worry about (and another head-butt between the English and the Irish!). It will all come down to timings, micro and last but not least, skill, for both of these players to win this showmatch.
About Ziktomini: Ziktomini is a British Zerg player that hasn’t been out there for long. We know him best for his winnings at DreamHack Open: Summer where he made it to the Ro32 stage where he beat well-known players like Stephano and Bly. He also won the WCS United Kingdom Finals where he beat DeMuslim with 2-1. He is part of the team, Western Wolves.
About Vera: Vera is an Irish Zerg player on both NA and EU. She has been Grandmaster on NA since since season 7, placing 48th at close of season. As of this season she is one of the few female players who is GM on EU being consistently in the top 100. Vera is quite an unknown player, currently teamless, who is trying to turn pro and compete in more tournaments. Aside from high-level StarCraft II-play, she regularly gives free coaching on her stream to viewers and casts a number of tournaments.
Round: BO9 Date: 13 August 2012 Time: 10:30 pm GMT // 5:30 pm EST // 2:30 pm PST // 12:30 am CET Players: WWZiktomini vs Vera Lynn Sponsor: Prize pool from donations Prize: $100 Maps: Showmatch starts on: GSL Daybreak Loser picks out of a map choice of: MLG Shakuras Plateau GSL Antiga Shipyard GSL Ta’Darim Altar LE ESV Ohana LE GSL Entombed Valley GSL Daybreak GSL Metropolis ESV Cloud Kingdom
Z33K.TV will be the dedicated english stream for this tournament.
Not enough ZvZ showmatches, should be interesting GL to both! Glad Zikto is getting his names out there more after his WCS win, always does well in the EU dailies.
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MetalPanda Canada. August 08 2012 06:04. Posts 1138
This is going to be a really close match both are strong players but it is ZvZ. I have the feeling that Ziktomini will pull out ahead with a 5-3 win. Best of luck to both players~! I can't wait to watch this :D
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partouf Netherlands. August 08 2012 06:14. Posts 243
Hard to predict when I haven't ever seen Vera play before, but it's always exciting when new names try to rise so I'll make sure to watch this! And since I lived in Ireland for a while, I'm gonna have to cheer for her. It's rare to get the chance to cheer for Ireland in SC2
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PengWin_SC Switzerland. August 08 2012 17:27. Posts 129
... gonna be 5-4 or 5-3 one way or another, me thinks. The skill of the players involved is pretty close.
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IRL_SinisterR Ireland. August 08 2012 22:54. Posts 20