Elite Championship Replay 2 [HansJoachimAa (A) vs. big boss (A) on Thorn Gulley]


#1

Another week has passed, and the first round is wrapping up.

With the brackets shaping up, we’re taking a look into a really close game between two powerhouses: HansJoachimAa (Intimidation #6 in Weekly Elite) and big boss (#4 in Weekly Elite) [link: http://osn.codepenguin.com/replays/view/ahRzfm91dHdpdHRlcnNnYW1lLWhyZHIVCxIIR2FtZVJvb20YgIDg_Pu18goM].

With Intimidation opting for a really strong right side opening, big boss looks to control the middle and left of the map with the Mobi. Anticipating this, Intimidation goes for a few runners to deny the greedy positioning from big boss.

After this, Intimidation tries to press the advantage with some neat defensive positioning from big boss. However, big boss responds with a strong push to the left and eviscerates the defense there.

What was the key turn? What would you have done with the lead?


#2

I didn’t get to watch the whole thing, but an interesting analysis to people might be the loss of that first mobi on the left side.

In order to take out Boss’ mobi, it took 7 wits (2 to spawn the 2 runners, 2 to move them, 3 to attack and kill the mobi) and 2 runners (2 spawns). It only cost Boss 8 wits and 1 spawn to move that mobi to that spot.


#3

Yep, for sure. It looked like a huge swing for Intimidation but in reality was only a small advantage