DH Bucharest: Nerchio is the champion!
DreamHack Open: Bucharest
21.10.2012 - 21:55 CEST: Acer | Bly chooses to go up 20 drones on Acer | Nerchio while Nerchio adds Hydralisks to his composition. With Bly making the transition to Brood Lords, Nerchio takes a massive win just in time with key fungals from the high ground. Bly goes down forty supply, and with Infestors nowhere in site the game looks bad for him. Nerchio gives the smiley face, and Bly returns the GG as he loses his fourth base and his army. Nerchio is the champion of DreamHack Bucharest with a 3:0 victory!
21.10.2012 - 21:50 CEST: Acer | Nerchio goes Roach after a fast expand, while Acer | Bly goes for an early third base and an early missile attack upgrade. The economic edge for Bly transitions into early Zergling pressure for Bly, who tries to take down the third base of Nerchio despite Nerchio's moderate force of Roaches. Bly is deflected, and Nerchio goes for double upgrades while Bly picks up Roach speed and an Infestation Pit at about nine minutes into the game. Bly takes out a few drones and the queen at the third of Nerchio, but Nerchio is easily able to use his Roach force to take out the third Hatchery itself. Eleven minutes into the game, Nerchio has a third base but slightly fewer drones than Bly, with his Infestation pit just finishing up.
Thirteen minutes in, Bly is down about 20 supply but has slightly better tech, with his third base just finishing. By sixteen minutes both players are on three bases (with the fourth being constructed) and both players are maxxed out. The Roach / Infestor fight near Bly's third base goes in Bly's favour, but Nerchio has a bigger bank and can eventually pull ahead. With very similar tech, bases and unit numbers, it's all down to the engagements.
21.10.2012 - 21:36 CEST: Acer | Nerchio and Acer | Bly are playing each other in an all-Acer final. In the first game, Nerchio takes an early lead with Zergling / Baneling pressure, following up with a big rack of drones. The economic advantage is turned into a military one, with Nerchio's superior forces easily taking the map and forcing the GG.
In game two, we had very close mirrored builds in the early game, with Zergling / Baneling / Mutalisk for both players. Bly takes an early lead, taking out the third base of Nerchio and nearly two dozen workers as well. The mutalisks of Bly are trapped in the far corner of Nerchio's base and punished on the retreat, but Bly techs to Infestor. After an aborted attempt to take a Nydus worm into Nerchio's main, a more conservative Nydus-lead attack goes badly for Bly, with Nerchio's Queens and closer reinforcements turning the tide.
In the break between matches, commentators Apollo and Jorosar are unrelating in their comic criticism of Nerchio's unrelenting somber expression. After being asked to in chat, Nerchio graces the crowd with a rare smile.
21.10.2012 - 20:49 CEST: Acer | Nerchio outlasted StarNaN in their semi-final 2:1 to reach the final vs. Acer | Bly!
21.10.2012 - 20:25 CEST: Acer | Nerchio leads his semi-final 1:0 over StarNaN.
21.10.2012 - 19:40 CEST: Acer | Bly has reached the final, beating MaNa 2:1.
21.10.2012 - 18:58 CEST: Acer | Bly is 1:0 up on MaNa in their Bo3 semi-final.
21.10.2012 - 17:45 CEST: Acer | Nerchio has the other semi-final, beating TLO 2:0. He will face StarNaN for spot in the final.
21.10.2012 - 16:10 CEST: Acer | Bly is into the semi-final, facing MaNa, after a quarter-final win over fellow Ukrainian fraer.
21.10.2012 - 15:00 CEST: MaNa has beaten Sage 2:0 in the first quarter-final, he awaits the winner of fraer and Acer | Bly.
21.10.2012 - 12:20 CEST: Acer | Nerchio has once again proved that he is one of the best European Zergs as few minutes ago he managed to turn the match against Giantt his favour and win it 2:1. In the quarterfinals, he will play against Liquid's TLO! The other player remained in the tournament, Acer | Bly will meet his country man Fraer for a spot in the semifinals.
21.10.2012 - 11:30 CEST: The Bulgarian Zerg player Giantt blows away the first map from Nerchio following an extremely passive stragety. Second map goes live soon!
21.10.2012 - 11:00 CEST: Acer | Bly took Rain down 2:0 after an hour of intense play. He is therefore qualifier for the semifinals where he will meet the winner between Fraer and TheSTC.
21.10.2012 - 10:30 CEST: mousesports' MaNa won his RO16 match 2:0 against the Ukrainian White and will have to defeat Sage from AT for a spot in the quarterfinals. In his previous match, the Korean Protoss defeated TargA 2:1.
21.10.2012 - 9:45 CEST: First photos from day two are online here. Make sure to follow our website today for more exclusive pictures and interviews right from the spot.
21.10.2012 - 9:10 CEST: Team Acer has just arrived at the venue here in Bucharest at Dreamhack Open for the second day of the tournament. Acer | Nerchio and Acer | Bly are currently practising in the tournament area for the playoff matches. Our Ukrainian Zerg will play fnatic's Rain in the first side of the bracket while Acer | Nerchio meets the Bulgarian surprise Giantt.
20.10.2012 - 22:30 CEST: Acer | Nerchio finished second in his group. He has drawn Giantt in the first round of the playoff bracket. Acer | Bly is on the other side of the bracket and must face fnatic's Rain in his opener. There are no Terrans on Nerchio's side of the bracket.
20.10.2012 - 21:50 CEST: Acer | ParanOid goes out after losing to Giantt 0:2 in the final game. Acer | Bly got through in second in his group.
20.10.2012 - 19:55 CEST: Acer | Bly lost his opener to Harstem 1:2 and Giantt has shocked Dreamhack Valencia semi-finalist TheStC 2:0.
20.10.2012 - 19:30 CEST: Acer | ParanOid goes up 2:0 against the Romanian Darkthorn after a pretty easy match.
20.10.2012 - 18:30 CEST: The organisers have few minutes ago drawn the groups of the second stage. Acer | ParanOid is part of group F along with TheSTC, Giantt Acer | Nerchio Darkthorn while his country man Acer | Nerchio was drawn in group H with Evaner, NightEnd and Fraer. Last but not least, Acer | Bly has been assigned to group G from which Tarra, Harstem and ClouD are a part of.
20.10.2012 - 17:15 CEST: Both Acer | Nerchio and Acer | Bly have won their groups 3:0 and are therefore qualified for the second group stage which is scheduled to start at 18 CET.
20.10.2012 - 16:15 CEST: In group C, the French CENSURE has granted himself a spot into the second group stage as he managed to defeat RaNgeD and Tendoi. His last match will be against Team Acer's Bly. So did the Swedish Zerg SortOf in his first two manages and he is currently ranked first in his group. Group N sends two more players to the second group stage as both TLO and Ziktomini have two victories out of two possible before the final match when they will play eachother.
20.10.2012 - 16:00 CEST: Acer | Nerchio beat Sleeep 2:0 to go two for two in his first two games.
20.10.2012 - 15:50 CEST: Acer | Bly has won his opening game against Tendoi 2:0 and Acer | Nerchio defeated White 2:0 in his group.
20.10.2012 - 14:45 CEST: ClouD has won Group H and MaNa Group G, with BeastQT in second. Both Naama and Harstem made it out of their group, with Naama topping it. IeSF champion monchi has won Group A and PoYo took second.
20.10.2012 - 14:00 CEST: We have just uploaded a new set of pictures right from the spot here in Bucharest. Make sure to check them here. Also, right after his great winning streak in the first group stage, Acer | ParanOid spoke to us regarding his group matches, his expectations for this tournament as well as about who he thinks that has the most chances to win Dreamhack Open Bucharest. The interview is currently being prepared and will be up pretty soon!
20.10.2012 - 12:28 CEST: TheStC wins Group D 3:0 and Tarra comes out in second with 2:0. Acer | ParanOid tops Group E and NightEnD comes through in second place.
20.10.2012 - 12:05 CEST: desRow and ClouD have ensured their progression from Group H with two wins apiece.
20.10.2012 - 11:55 CEST: Acer | ParanOid gets the second victory in his group, following a 2:0 win against Breach. He is currently ranked first in his group and in the last match he will play the Austrian player Slapstick who has been already sent out of the tournament after two consecutive losses.
20.10.2012 - 11:50 CEST: fnatic's Rain is 2:0 in his group, winning against HaNfy and Evaner. Fellow fnatic player Naama leads his group with two wins after team-killing Harstem and beating bleah.
20.10.2012 - 11:05 CEST: No surprise has happened until now in the other groups as MaNa took down Jeysen, tbeen won against Mishu while Mista and Naama have got their victories versus their unknown opponents.
20.10.2012 - 10:50 CEST: Acer | ParanOid wins the second map as well against fnatic's Protoss player and becomes the favourite to win his respective group.
20.10.2012 - 10:50 CEST: Few more matches concluded here at Dreamhack Open Bucharest. The Korean player TheSTC defeating Tarra 2:0 in group D. In grup E, Breach from Hungary gets a pretty easy victory against Slapstick, while in group F, Evaner wins 2:0 against the Romanian Zeny. At last, aTn's ClouD puts himself first in group H after the victory against Balanceg.
20.10.2012 - 10:45 CEST: In the first match of group E, Acer | ParanOid is up 1:0 against the Romanian NightEnD. The second map goes live in few seconds!
20.10.2012 - 9:00 CEST: The fourth stop of Dreamhack Open series, in Bucharest, Romania just opened its doors. While the first group stage is about to start, we just took a nice time to get some pictures right from the tournament area. Feel free to have a look over them right here.
19.10.2012 - 17:00 CEST: The Dreamhack Open Bucharest organisers have a few minutes ago published the groups of the first stage. Acer | ParanOid has been assigned to group E along with Breach from Hungary, the Austrian player Slapstick and NightenD from the hosting country. Acer |Bly is part of group K which also features the North American player RaNgeD, CENSURE from France and Tendoi from Romania. Last but not least, group L sees Acer | Nerchio having to play against White from Ukraine, Protosser from Finland and the Turkish player Sleeep for a spot in the second group stage. Make sure to keep an eye on our website starting tomorrow morning 10 AM, when we will bring you pictures and interviews with your favourite players.
Dreamhack Open Bucharest 2012
Dreamhack Open Bucharest is the fourth and also the last stop of the 2012 Dreamhack Open series of tournaments and will take on October 20 to 21th in the capital of Romania. Besides the very known Open tournament for StarCraft II, the event will also feature League of Legends and Counter-Strike 1.6 tournaments with a total prize purse of 14,000 EUR up for grabs.
League of Legends - 4,000 EUR
Counter-Strike 1.6 - 10,000 EUR
StarCraft II - ~16,950 EUR
Just like in the previous three stops, Dreamhack Open Bucharest will boast a 64 participants list which will decrease step by step once the first and the second robin group stages come to an end. The remaining 16 players will make up the single elimination bracket where the best of three match system will be used until the grand final where the winner will be determined in a best of five encounter. Also similar to the past events, an 150,000 SEK (~16,950 EUR) prize pool will be put in the game for the top three finishers. The top two players will guarantee themselves a seed for Dreamhack Winter 2012 while the rest until the 16th player will earn ranking points in order to qualify for the previously mentioned tournament.
Team Acer will be represented at this event by three of its Zerg players in the names of Aleksandr 'Acer |Bly' Svusyuk, Artur 'Acer | Nerchio' Bloch and Rafal 'Acer | ParanOid' Kontowicz so make sure to keep an eye on our website as we will bring you updates once the first group stage is drawn and also interviews, videos and pictures during the whole event. You can also reach the full participants list on Dreamhack Bucharest's official website by going here.