CascadeTL: Fnatic in Top 8 of tournament
Hey Harstem, you took some clutch wins today for the team in the Cascade League, what are your thoughts about todays game?

Naama started for us and got us a nice 1-0 lead after beating snuffe on bel shir vestige. Naama never was in trouble in that game and secured the win with a 2 base tank-marine push.

His second opponent was Runa, we knew before hand that Runa is the best player on Team PrOperty so if we could dismantle him we would be in good shape. It didn't go as we had hoped, naama lost after failing to kill Runa with his 2 base Banshee-tank-marine composition. Naama looked very strong all game long, but missmicroed his marines in the final engagement.

The 3rd game was one of our new recruits Pink, we all know PvP can be a bit dicey and that was proven by this game. Pink went for a 2 gate robo expand and faced a colossus all in. A colossus all-in is extremely hard to stop when opening with an expand build, Pink fought hard but failed to stop the timing attack from runa, putting PrOperty in a 2-1 lead.

As our third player we put our hopes on Zanster. The game on whirlwind started in a normal fashion, Zanster went for quick 3 base while Runa opted to go for phoenix play. For a long time it looked like there was gonna come an all-in from Runa, but at the 11 minute mark he expanded to a 3rd base and started gearing up for a big pre-broodlord timing. He hit and he hit hard. Zanster was unable to stop Runa and this put PrOperty in a 3-1 lead.

RunA was on a tear, taking down 3 of our players before you joined the fray. You said it would be tough, what did you think about your game versus him?


Not feeling very comfortable in WoL PvP anymore I was a bit scared that I would lose as well. I decided to play it safe by going 3 gate pressure into robo. I was able to deny Runa´s greedy expo and the blink all in that he followed up with. I was very satisfied with not camping his ramp for too long, because then a blink down would have killed me, overall a pretty solid game from my side.

We got to see Property using their joker card as they revived Snuffe, what were your thoughts on that move?

I got extremely happy, I was scared of playing another PvP as it involves a bit more luck. I have very good builds in PvZ so I am not scared in that match-up at all if I am playing against players that I consider worse as myself. I went for a 4-gate pressure into immortal all-in which he failed to hold.

The final game, saw no funny business from either player, but instead a straight up macro game. Were you feeling more confident in your macro today?

The final game I had to play was versus Bobson. My PvT has always been pretty good so I wasn’t scared at all. I thought of myself as the better player and I decided that I wanted to go for the longer macro game, because the longer the game goes the easier it is to show that you are better or worse than your opponent. In this case I came out ahead in a ~20 minute game on Entombed valley. We both took a quick 3 bases, when I had 3-3 I figured it was time to force an engagement so we fought and I came out ahead.

You came in with clutch wins again after the first clanwar where you also took 3 wins. Is there some special preparation going behind these games?

I actually haven’t been practicing a lot of Wings of Liberty. My complete focus is on Heart of the Swarm, because I am trying to get a bit of a head start on the people that are still playing WoL. In the last 1.5 months I played around 5 games of dedicated practice on Wings of Liberty, so I have no idea why I am doing well in the clan wars.

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12 comments

  • DonGrisu DonGrisu
    Posted Feb 12, 2013 at 17:22

    Who the fuck is Pink...?!

  • Inz Inz
    Posted Feb 12, 2013 at 17:40

    You will see later tonight :)

  • DonGrisu DonGrisu
    Posted Feb 12, 2013 at 17:41

    Ok :)...

  • Triple_M Triple_M
    Posted Feb 12, 2013 at 17:24

    This stream is so bad! I can't watch D:



    EDIT: It seems to have settled out now : )

  • StreeT StreeT
    Posted Feb 12, 2013 at 17:49

    GOGO

  • Noname Noname
    Posted Feb 12, 2013 at 19:19

    gg guys wp 1st match. Harstem so clutch!

  • cArn cArn
    Posted Feb 12, 2013 at 19:32

    GJ GJ!

  • VarloK VarloK
    Posted Feb 19, 2013 at 18:41

    fnatic vs Millenium stream: http://www.twitch.tv/varloksc

  • DonGrisu DonGrisu
    Posted Feb 19, 2013 at 22:01

    Korea Player >> Fnatic... Simple but True... In Sc2...

  • VarloK VarloK
    Posted Feb 25, 2013 at 16:49

    fnatic vs Property stream: http://www.twitch.tv/varloksc

  • Noname Noname
    Posted Mar 12, 2013 at 20:06

    oh dat Kas, GG's Empire well played.

  • Smiley Smiley
    Posted Mar 12, 2013 at 22:25

    GOGO FNATIC :)