Monday, April 4, 2011

MLG Dallas 2011 - Starcraft 2 Recap

MLG Dallas was this past weekend, and I wish I could have been there! I only really watched the majority of the Starcraft tournament. Some of my favorite TSL players were playing this weekend, and they were all awesome to watch. Just so you all know, I am a huge fan of HuK. Just sayin'. I gotta support my favorite 'toss player. Anyway, here's a little recap of some of the SC2 highlight's from this weekend.

(Picture taken from TSL's twitter)
HuK vs. Ret @ MLG Dallas
First of all, I know the first two days of the Starcraft 2 coverage had a lot of technical difficulties, which kind of sucked. Despite all of the problems the first two days had, Sunday's games were amazing and totally made up for all of the issues. I'm not a huge fan of how MLG uses an extended series for SC2, like what they use for FPS games. The whole double elimination thing is kind of silly, but I guess it worked out well for the final match up in this SC2 tournament.

The final round was between the Canadian KiWiKaKi and the Swedish NaNiwa, who both went undefeated for quite some time. And if I'm not mistaken, NaNiwa's final map record was 26:2, which is amazing! They both played really well, but congrats to Naniwa for being victorious in the end! They were a great series of games to watch. They were both Protoss players, which is just an added bonus, of course. ;) I personally love watching Protoss players the most, being a toss player myself.

Favorite game of the whole weekend? IdrA's serious ragequit against HuK. So priceless. IdrA is always full of rage, and he always somehow creates the dramaz. Skip ahead to 9:30 in this video to see the ragequit, although the build up to it is absolutely great.

Click the picture to enlarge the convo. Hahaha IdrA is such a baby.

So, all in all, MLG had some awesome SC2 match ups. TLO vs. Socke, Kiwi vs. SelecT. Gotta love 'em. GG erryone. ;)