ZvP Tutorial: Defending Proxy 2-Gate
This is one of the most ancient and feared all-ins in ZvP – the proxy Zealot all-in. This video explores some of the optimal (and sometimes not so optimal) ways that players respond to defend against it!
Zerg Ladder/Commentary/Occasional Drumming on the North American Server
This was a fun session against a diverse range of opponents. I stuck to mostly aggressive opponents with solid follow-ups, and finished the 3 hours with a positive win-loss ratio.
Stream Video: TangSC vs oGsTOP TvZ – Gasless Expand vs Proxy/SCV All-In
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In this game I opened with hatchery-first (no gas), and as soon as I scouted no barracks in his main, and no expansion command center, I knew what was up. I cut Drones at 16, built an Overlord and banked larva to build Zerglings to defend, but I’ve yet to run into a more relentless and well-executed 2rax all-in than oGsTOP’s crazy build.
Stream Video: TangSC vs MouzMana PvZ – Speedling Expand vs Gateway Expand
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In Heart of the Swarm, Protoss aren’t as predictable as they were in WoL. The Gateway expansion has made a big comeback because it allows Protoss to be the first aggressor with their MSC/Zealots/Stalkers, with all kinds of follow-through transitions from DTs to Phoenix to 4Gate.
For some time, I’ve been looking for an aggressive build that I can do in response to Gateway expands – and I found it from none other than the Korean God himself – STLife. Here is the basic build order:
14Pool (I do 13)
15Queen/Speed (Pull from gas)
21+ 2nd Queen/Lings
Usually transition into Drones after the 2nd Inject, but it’s up to you!
Nothing makes me prouder to be part of eSports than when the community works together to achieve something amazing. With the help of volunteers around the world, GLHF Magazine released their 5th issue this week, featuring some of the best SC2 content to date. The format, the artwork and the editing are superb; it truly sets the bar for eSports journals.
I’m really proud that my article called “All-In FTW” was included on page 26. Don’t miss Ryan Kelly’s introduction on page 3 and the inspiring article about the importance of local community on page 24. There’s even an interesting article about the GGTracker and how you can use it to improve more efficiently.
Click Here to view this issue.
Thank you all for being so patient during the production of The Triple Barrel Bust Guide!
The Triple Barrel Bust was originally developed in Wings of Liberty to help learning players through the process of setting economic benchmarks, executing timing attacks, and planning effective transitions.This old-school style of sequenced aggression has been revamped in Heart of the Swarm, with special consideration given to new Terran advantages like Reapers and Widow Mines. While this style was originally designed for developing players in WoL, it is now my own preferred style of Zerg vs Terran in HotS. The Triple Barrel Bust consistently works well against Master/Grandmaster Terrans, and it is currently my best and favourite match-up.
The intense clan wars between Team All-Inspiration vs Team IGT took place on Saturday June 1st and Saturday June 8th. Many players, from Golds to Masters, signed up to play and test themselves in some epic games and wild series. Some failed, some triumphed, but we all won because we all learned and had fun (Group Hug).
Team IGT won the Gold-Diamond tournament (4-2) on the 1st of June, but the Master-only tournament went the way of Team “All-In” (4-1).
The event was streamed live at www.Twitch.TV/TangSC
In the spirit of summer, I’m offering a new StarCraft II coaching special: 50$ for a 2-hour lesson, complete with replays, build orders, and detailed post-lesson notes explaining what you should focus on to make improve as efficiently as possible.
In addition, I’m willing to offer further discounts for those looking to schedule weekly lessons - contact me to schedule a package, and learn how you can save more.
Team All-Inspiration is a unique opportunity to get involved with passionate collaboration of experienced and dedicated gamers.
Stream Video: TangSC’s Drop-Style ZvP (Heart of the Swarm)
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The fun begins with an early multi-pronged drop, Zerglings in the main…
Banelings at the expansion…
Followed up by 12 Mutalisks to kill Probes / Deny Protoss from pushing while droning and teching…
And finally a 4-Base Roach-Max style with Upgrades (Hydralisks Optional)