The Global StarCraft Two League’s 2012 Season One has reached its climax with DongRaeGu vs Genius: The Battle Of MVPs. DongRaeGu versus Genius will go down in history as the greatest StarCraft 2 finals and series of all time. In a battle that nobody had a clear advantage going into — or even a fan favorite — the GOMTV poll closed at 49.8% Genius to 50.2% DRG, The victor stood above the rest of the nerds cementing his his place as the best player in the world.
The games as they went were amazing. Genius in games one and three had builds that — as is Genius’ style — were executed to perfection. DongRaeGu could do nothing about them, and Genius was looking so strong. But Genius went for his infamous Stargate builds in game two with a crazy double proxy voidray rush and game four with a CARRIER RUSH, you heard me right, carriers. The unit that gives everyone so much Brood War withdrawal will be axed in HOTS. Was this its last shining moment, in the biggest finals of WoL so far? Genius’ play began beautifully But it was his execution that lost him the finals, the voidray rush on Antiga and the base race on Metropolis.
DongRaeGu however stole everyone’s hearts as the star of this final. He played the perfect Zerg. Protoss have become the masters of timing attacks versus Zerg, the transitions between defensive play and the offensive transitions has been an area that Protoss have been exploiting over the past few months. DRG, however kept up small pockets of aggression not seen in most ZvPs, using the mobility of the Zerglings to cause economical damage, just delaying that devastating timing push. Watch the game on Metropolis for DRG taking down TWO nexus’ and transitioning into muta perfectly. DongRaeGu is hands down the top player in the world, the last five tournaments he has entered he has placed in the top three; keeping him in check is going to be a tough task.
Genius’ indecision is what cost him this GSL title, the opportunistic DongRaeGu was too much for the greatest protoss that has never won the GSL.
Check out next season, if its half as good as Season One has been, we are in for one hell of a time.