Game 1: Cross Fire SE
In typical CatZ fashion, he opened the game with a fast expansion into Speedling build. Hoping to catch his opponent off guard, CocoA went with a two Rax Bunker rush. Unfortunately for CocoA, he didn’t place his Bunker in a particularly safe spot, allowing CatZ to clean it up with a Spine Crawler no problem.
Realizing that he needed to do some damage, CocoA transitioned into a Hellion follow up. Again, CatZ’s Spine Crawlers and Speedlings had no problem cleaning it up.
Knowing that his opponent wasted a ton of money on pushes that did no damage, CatZ took a risk and expanded to the gold base. From there, he had no problem teching up to Mutas and Infesters. While this was going on, CocoA powered up for a Tank Marine Medivac push.
While moving out for the push, CocoA took a third base. Unfortunately for him, CatZ easily took it down with Mutas before any mining could be done. In a last ditch effort CocoA continued with his push only to be wiped out by Mutas and Fungal Growths. CatZ takes game 1.
Game 2: Tal’Darim Alter
Both players used the same openers seen in the previous game. Again CatZ had no problem cleaning up CocoA’s Bunker rush. While the Bunker rush was going on, CocoA took a fast expansion at his natural.
This time, rather than going for heavy Speedling play, CatZ went with Roaches. Catching CocoA off guard, CatZ was able to harass the natural expansion wall with his Roaches, keeping CocoA busy and sniping a few building under construction. With his opponent contained, CatZ teched up to the classic Muta Baneling composition. CocoA powered up for a Marine Tank push and tried to move out. His army was easily squashed by the Banelings and Mutas and he had to tap out.
Game 3: Terminus RE
Again CatZ started the game off with a fast expansion. CocoA on the other hand realized that his 2 Rax Bunker play wasn’t going to break CatZ so he opened with Reactor Hellions. Lucky for CatZ he was going Roaches again and had no problem shutting down any harassment.
CatZ being the clever observant player that he is, noticed that CocoA’s Hellions hit at an earlier timing than normal. From this he was able to conclude that CocoA must not have a standing army to defend with, so he attacked with a handful of Roaches. While he didn’t take down any of CocoA’s infrastructure, he did cause a lot of SCVs to come off the Mineral line to repair and managed to snipe a few workers to boot.
With his opponent contained on one base, CatZ took a third and started to work on getting a Baneling Muta Inferster unit composition. CocoA was able to break the contain around the 10 minute mark, allowing him to finally get an expansion up. Assuming that CatZ must have taken a third, CocoA had to act quick before the supply differentials got too far in CatZ’s favor. CocoA made a big Tank Marine Maurauder push. Unfortunately for him, CatZ powered up with a ton of Banelings and had no problem cleaning up the push.
The game would have ended there if it wasn’t for CocoA’s constant drop harassment. While it didn’t do a lot of damage, he kept CatZ in his base allowing him time to expand and power up.
Both players continued to marco up, CatZ taking the whole bottom half of the map and CocoA gearing up for another big Tank push. CatZ knew it was coming and prepared by teching up to Brood Lords. With a handful of Broods in his army, CatZ was eventually able to wear down CocoA and force the GG.
Game 4: Metalopolis
Again CatZ opened up with his fast expand build, where as CocoA went with a heavy tech getting one Reaper out followed by a Hellion. Unfortunately for CocoA, neither unit was too effective and both were easily picked off by Speedlings.
Knowing that his opponent heavily invested in tech, CatZ transitioned into a classic Baneling bust. With only a handful of Marines and one Tank CocoA stood no chance holding the bust and had to leave the game.
GGs to both players who put on a fantastic show. While the score maybe one sided, there were plenty of exciting moments making these games worthy of The V’s grand return after a month hiatus. Congratulations to CatZ who gets to keep his crown for another week as champion of The V. Tune in next week to see if he can make it three weeks in a row.
The compLexity Syndicate is proud to announce week 18 of our Starcraft 2, 1 v 1 initiative, called The V! After a brief hiatus due to MLG, Tactic3D Tournament and AskJoshy’s epic move across the country, we are back. This week, our new champion Paulo “CatZ” Vizcarra from compLexity Gaming will take on Aaron “CocoA” Dier from Sixjax Gaming. This will be CatZ’s first defense of his title after taking down Optxzero from FXO three weeks ago, before the break. This week, The V is being presented at a special time of 9PM EST (6PM PST) on Saturday, June 24th.
Each week we will invite two professional SC2 players to square off for a $100 cash prize. The winner will return the next week to take on a new challenger. In addition, every week we will offer viewers the chance to enter to win great prizes, including the new Sound Blaster Tactic Headset.
|Paulo “coL.CatZ” Vizcarra||vs.||Aaron “sixjax.CocoA” Dier|
Week 17 – FXOpTiKzErO < coL.CatZ
Week 16 – FXOpTiKzErO > Sixjax.Terran 4-3
Week 15 – Vile.Spanishiwa < Sixjax.Terran 1-4
Week 14 – Vile.Spanishiwa > Fnatic.KawaiiRice 4-2
Week 13 – Vile.Spanishiwa > VT.Spades 4-2
Week 12 – Vile.Spanishiwa > ROOT.minigun 4-3
Week 11 – coL.CrunCher < ROOT.minigun 3-4
Week 10 – coL.Cruncher >EG.StrifeCro” Shu 4-0
Week 9 – coL.CrunCher > LzGaMeR 4-1
Week 8 – coL.CrunCher > d.SjoW 4-1-1
Week 7 – coL.CrunCher > LGPainUser 4-1
Week 6 – d.SjoW > EG.Axslav 4-3
Week 5 – Slush < EG.Axslav 1-4
Week 4 – DDE < EG.Axslav 0-4
Week 3 – DDE > FXO.Sheth 4-1
Week 2 – Liquid Tyler < FXO.Sheth 3-4
Week 1 – Liquid Tyler > ROOT.drewbie 4-1
Be sure to mark your calendars and check in every Friday night for some of the best 1v1 action in StarCraft 2! Tune in to see who can survive the longest in THE V!