As this dramatic recap footage shows above, StarCraft II and the Season 2 finals of the World Championship series took over Gamescom 2013 for the weekend. A new world champion was crowned and incredible games were played. We selected the best ones below.
Possibly the two best terran players in the world, the three games between Taeja and Innovation are just totally intense, especially game #3 (it starts around the 54 spot). This would be the match to amaze someone who's completely new to StarCraft and eSports.
It was surprising to see the 16-year-old kid Maru, who previously flawlessly beat the world's best, lose it completely against Canadian zerg player Scarlett.
Swedish protoss player Naniwa and the Brood War legend Jaedong met again, and they had a score to settle. This time—finally—it wasn't about bad manners (well, except that "lol f*ck" in the last match).
Bomber, a Korean terran player who's been around in the StarCraft II scene now for a while, and zerg legend Jaedong, who only switched to StarCraft II last year, advanced to the grand finals showing some amazing Mutalisk-Baneling play. It wasn't enough to beat Bomber though, who was ready for Jaedong's strategies and played perfectly during the 4 games, becoming the StarCraft II Season 2 World Champion.
StarCraft II WCS Season 2 [esltv, YouTube]
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