So what do we get when we have two former Warcraft 3 pros going against each other? You get one awesome Zerg versus Protoss between Moon and HasuObs! Moon is the number one prize-money earner in the game and is probably the best Night Elf player in the world. HasuObs was no slouch in WC3 either! He was the top prize-money earner in Germany. I can only see one result from a HasuObs versus Moon match in WC3 and Moon won it. Will HasuObs bring down the WC3 King or will Moon beat him once again?
The Night Elf Zerg
Moon from WeMadeFOX, finished first in his division with a 7-2 record. Along the way through the regular season he knocked off his former MeetYourMakers teammate and The King of Orcs, Grubby. He had wins versus the likes of Artosis, GSL runner up Rainbow, TLO, and KiWiKaKi.
The problem with Moon is that he seems to be a little inconsistent. This may be because of his background in WC3 and he just hasn’t found his style in Starcraft. However, over the past month or two he has been on a roll. Since the beginning of May he has been 9-4 in the NASL but that isn’t the amazing part of his play lately. Moon at 2011 Dreamhack Summer showed an aura of dominance taking out every Protoss he encountered as long their name wasn’t HuK.
If Moon can take the success of Dreamhack and build some momentum coming into the NASL Grand Finals, he could make a serious push for the championship and the money!
The Undead Protoss
Okay, the title for HasuObs is not the most flattering but he was considered a great Undead player in Warcraft. His being in the NASL Grand Finals is a sort of comeback. He finished off the season 5-4 after a good start of 4-1. He made it into the qualifier with Ace, Brat_OK, and Fenix. When Fenix no showed, he was put into the qualifier final against Ace. The series went 3 games but HasuObs prevailed with some great micro and patience.
Hopefully HasuObs will be able to rebound after a couple of disappointing LAN events at Dreamhack Summer and Homestory Cup III. At Dreamhack he did amazing in the group stage getting second to July. The playoffs were a different story though. He took an early exit getting 2-0’d by Bomber in the first round. He did fairly well against Zerg at Dreamhack except for the match against July, but he did devour the crunchy roll that is Sushi and he shut down Machine. At HSC3, he did not get out of the group stage even though he went 2-1. However he is playing a PvZ and that matchup looked pretty good at both of the LAN tournaments.
The general consensus of the pro Warcraft turned pro Starcraft crowd is that the late game is not their favorite, unless you are Cruncher and want that deathball so badly. However, I expect that both players will be aggressive. Moon will more than likely be the one to go all-in because that Protoss max army is a scary thing.
In the NASL, Moon went 6-1 against Protoss which included matches against Grubby, Artosis, and KiWiKaKi. However, in Korea it has been a different story, he can’t seem to beat a Protoss in the GSL.
Zerg was the 2nd best matchup for HasuObs in the NASL, going 4-3 with the only loss being again Ret. Outside of the NASL, PvZ has been his best matchup and is 6-4 in his last ten games. However, top level Zergs are giving him trouble so here is the question: Is Moon a top level Zerg? Before Dreamhack, I would have said he was below the top level of the JulyZerg, Nestea, Sen, IdrA but now I believe he is inching closer.
Whatever HasuObs and Moon we get at the finals the games are guaranteed to be amazing and close. Both players seem very confident in the matchup and should be an action packed series sense neither player is a passive player. So be sure to turn into the NASL Grand Finals on the July 8th to see the action take place, if you don’t watch you will miss amazing games. No one wants to miss amazing games!