MSI Beat IT 2014 Global Grand Finals Off to an Exciting Start
Day 1 of StarCraft II Saw Rogue, Solar, PartinG, YoDa Advancing to RO4
Nov. 1, 2014
[Taipei, Taiwan] On November 1st, we finally unveiled the final chapter of the MSI Beat IT 2014 Global. With top DOTA 2 and StarCraft II players from around the globe, world-renowned hosts and casters, hardcore fans and all participants, the first day of the Grand Finals was an event teeming with excitement and joy.
For StarCraft II players set to contest the championship, the group stage began today in Taipei where players were pitted against each other to claim 1st place in their respective groups. With legends of StarCraft II such as Flash, HuK, First, Solar, Sen and PartinG, all audiences, on-site or online, enjoyed every minute of the thrilling face-offs between players. And then, after hours of grueling Ro16 and Ro8 matches, coming out of this crucible and heading into the semifinals are our top 4 players: Rogue, Solar, PartinG and YoDa. We all experienced racing heart and elevated blood pressure after watching the rigorous matches to enter RO4. Who will be crowned StarCraft II champion? Join us on November 2nd and see for yourself!
Some of the Amazing Matches on Day 1
- Top 16 Group Stage - Double Elimination Bo3
Nov. 1st Opening Match, Group A: Taiwanese Zerg Player Has vs. Korean legendary Terran Flash
The first round they had the map Catallena LE and the second round Overgrowth LE. As much as Has intended to surprise Flash with some unexpected strategies, Flash apparently knew his opponent quite well and was far more experienced and skillful. Showing his unrivaled strength, Flash defeated Has with a quick 2-0 victory.
Nov. 1st Group C: Korean Terran Player YoDa vs. Taiwanese Zerg Player Sen
The first battle began on Catallena LE. YoDa first started with some powerful attacks that put Sen in a disfavored position. Later, to his fans’ relief, Sen managed to turn around the situation. The competitive game went back and forth for a while until Sen lost his fourth base. With a stronger economy over Sen, YoDa dominated the game and soon won the first round. The second map was Nimbus LE. YoDa made a quick attack with Zergling rush. Without Banelings to defend himself and totally unprepared for YoDa’s new tactics, Sen unfortunately suffered his second loss in a fast-paced second round that lasted only 9 minutes and 43 seconds. In this BO3 group stage, YoDa bested Sen 2-0 in a quick victory.
- Top 8 - Single Elimination Bo3 (A1 vs D2 、B1 vs C2、A2 vs D1、B2 vs C1)
Nov. 1st B2 vs C1: Korean Terran Player YoDa vs. Taiwanese Zerg Player Ian
After beating Sen and First in RO16 group stage, YoDa made his way to RO8. This time around, he faced Ian, the only Taiwanese player who made it to the RO8. The first battle started on King Sejong Station LE. As we can see, YoDa has been a stable player with consistent performance while Ian battles in a discreet and cautious manner. Both displayed excellent skills in attack and defense. There was even a moment when they both adopted air attacks. Despite Ian’s remarkable and perfect defense in the first round, he fell victim to YoDa’s fierce attack and eventually lost the game. The second map Merry Go Round LE seemed to be in YoDa’s favor as he looked quite experienced with this map. With perfect defense and outstanding attack, YoDa once again defeated Ian and grabbed his chance to RO4.
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The official streams for MSI Beat IT 2014 Global
- http://www.twitch.tv/MSIBeatIT01 - Main Stage_English
- http://www.twitch.tv/MSIBeatIT02 - Main Stage_Chinese
DOTA 2 Partner Stream
- http://www.twitch.tv/weplaydota2tv_2 - Russian
- http://www.twitch.tv/gsstudio_dota - Russian
- http://www.twitch.tv/SaphiraTV - German
- http://tv.lgdgaming.com/ - Chinese
- http://talktv.vn/imbagamingtv - Vietnamese
- http://www.azubu.tv/AquaTV - Korean
- http://tv.csmtalk.vn/pewpewvn -Vietnamese
- http://www.twitch.tv/team/dzc - Spanish
- http://www.twitch.tv/phoenixesports - Indonesian
MSI Beat IT 2014 Global Website: http://beatit.msi.com/
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Final Countdown -Official Trailer Sharing: http://youtu.be/Lr5GXCMDBIw
Event Ambassador Jing-Lan, Chang
Interview : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMBfS4aHt4U
Grand Finals Date : Nov. 1st-2nd , 2014
Grand Finals Venue : ATT Show Box, 7F., No.12, Songshou Rd., Sinyi Dist., Taipei City Taiwan
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