Blizzcon 2011: The Underdog Becomes the Champ as MMA Defeats IMMvp in the Starcraft 2 GSL Finals
Two Terran players vied for GSL supremacy Friday night as MMA took on IMMvp at Blizzcon 2011. Normally, seeing a TvT match-up in the finals has fans yelling “Terran is OP” but Friday night they were just shouting MMA’s name. The Anaheim Convention Center was packed to the gills with Starcraft fans who wanted to see this epic match-up. This is the first time a GSL finals event has been held outside of Korea and it was one for the history books.
IMMvp is the mighty Terran player who defeated IMNestea and FruitDealer in “Gisado’s Challenge” matches. He was favored to defeat MMA in the GSL finals, but IMMvp got more than he bargained for when he took on the vicious MMA. After a delay due to technical difficulties, the first game was finally underway and MMA opened up with a proxy barracks and factory. He correctly guessed that his opponent would go for a fast expand and he hit it with siege tanks before IMMvp could react. He was up one to nothing.
In the second game MMA came strong again and used Marines and Marauders to keep IMMvp’s Siege Tanks on the defensive. MMA caught a huge group of tanks before they could siege up and IMMvp never really recovered. IMMvp did manage to come back and win the third game as his tanks rolled over the heavy bio and fast expand of IMMvp.
However, IMMvp just couldn’t keep the momentum going as he wound up losing the fourth game after trading bases with his opponent. And finally in an amazing game 5 MMA used superior medvac play and even nukes to defeat IMMvp. It was an incredible match-up to end an incredible night at Blizzcon.