Turn2 Episode #7 With Artosis, Doa, Gnimsh & Cixah - for VOD/MP3/SoundCloud/RSS/iTunes Go here: http://ihearthu.com/turn2-episode-7-2/
Well, this is a super random blog for me to write at the moment. Not as well researched or planned as any of my previous ones…
I’m just sitting here in a coffee shop preparing to cast the GSL Code S ro8 day 2, and all I can think about is how awesomely sora played against Curious in the WCS Challenger League for Korea.
Just a quick overview of what it’s all about:
He opens with a 2 gas Gateway expansion build. Instead of going Nexus into Mothership Core though, he grabs a Stalker first, and then proceeds normally.
It’s pretty cool. Overlords are driven back, and often times you can get a kill on one due to the current metagame not punishing overcommitted ovies.
Once that Stalker has driven off and/or killed an Overlord, he goes out into the map with your Mothership Core. It’s Queen hunting time. The Queen will already be at the 3rd base if Zerg skipped gas, if not, it could be on the way. By getting a few hits with the Stalker on the Queen, you allow the Mothership Core to straight up kill it. A free Queen kill this early in the game is amazing. Really slows the Zerg down.
Behind all this, back in the Protoss base, sora grabs 2 Gateways, a Forge (getting +1 attack), and his expansion gasses at 7:05. This whole time, Sentries are making as well. 6 Sentries is the golden number.
At 7:50, a surprisingly safe 3rd base is taken. A walled in Cannon is key. From here, a fast Twilight for Blink and +2, as well as 4 more Gateways go up. Pretty damn safe so far.
Robotics comes up next, while keeping scouting up with Hallucinations. Often times, a Dark Shrine will be made rather quickly (as the Robo finishes), and Colossus Tech follows right afterwards.
A very gas heavy style for sure, but with good Hallucination scouting, sora always knows what is coming and how to stop it.
The build is really flexible over all. Plenty of Gates, lots of scouting, fast Blink and +2.
God, I’m really not doing it the proper justice for how awesome it is. I just started using it this morning. Pretty sure I’ll be writing another article about it after I’ve gotten better at it and understand it more deeply.
On META Episode #16 Artosis brings on LiquidTLO, LiquidRet and Fnatic’s Harstem on the show to talk Dreamhack Bucharest, WCS EU, the state of Protoss, and some really interesting discussion about casters, players, the esports scene in general, and much more!
This week on the web’s premiere Hearthston podcast - Turn2, Hosts Artosis and Doa bring on Hearthstone developer Eric Dodds. Also featuring on this episode is TotalBiscuit and Wolf.
For VOD | MP3 | Soundcloud | RSS | iTunes: http://ihearthu.com/turn2-episode-2/
MP3: http://www.thehandsomenerd.com/turn2/turn2-episode1.mp3 - We will have iTunes and all those goodies soon, for now here is a direct link.
Artosis and Doa present episode #1 of Turn2 a podcast dedicated to all things Hearthstone. This week they bring on guests LastShadow and ChanManV to the show and talk, the coin, randomness in CCGs, what decks they are playing, strategy and much more!
This week on META, Artosis brings on guests Catz, Idra & Desrow to talk Dreamhack Bucharest, Bisu Retiring and much more!
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Announcing a new Hearthstone show hosted by myself and Doa, produced by Sympatico (producer of META).
Tune in September 9th at 10pm EDT
Spread the word, its time for an epic rematch:
Naniwa vs Jaedong, best of 5, in the round of 8 in the WCS Season 2 Finals.
Even if you don’t watch SC2, this is a must-see. Naniwa defeated Jaedong in one of the closest matches ever at DreamHack earlier this year.
Apollo and I casted then, and we are casting now!
It’s going to be AMAZING.