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Game Name CBL 7 - TAG_Sensation vs. BTU_CanuckisH Game Date 06/26/2003 Review Date 06/29/2003
Map Gasplant Plain Rating 9.5 Reviewer swe_abe
Game Type 1vs1     DOWNLOAD
  Players Team Building Unit Control     Players Team Building Unit Control
Player 1 TAG_Sensation A 9 9   Player 5
Player 2 BTU_CanuckisH B 9 9   Player 6
Player 3   Player 7
Player 4   Player 8
You know how animals behave if they get stuck in a corner and only way to get out is to fight? From timid beast to wild animal when there is no way to escape. CanuckisH reminded me of that in this GPP game.

It starts of like any balanced 1v1 game on GPP. Sens down in the right corner, Canuck at the left top. Some early raiding, but without any of the players able to do any real damage. But soon Canuck, who seem a bit confused at first, decides to take a risk and walk the Commander south. Sensation stays in his corner, slowly expanding in all directions while keeping his area safe with lots of defense.

Canuckīs expansion plan shows weakness when Sensation finds out what his opponent has done. Flashes roll in from different directions and make holes everywhere in what used to be Canuckīs large base. When he gets some defense up, he lose winds instead. And when his energy is back up, he lose ground somewhere else. At this point, Canuck seems to become that animal stuck in a corner. He fights like mad to stay alive. Not with the best building skill (every watcher yelled "radar ffs!") or the best unit control (every watcher yelled "block with flashes, block with flashes!"). But he refuse to give up and Sensation seem frustrated - heīs owning his opponent but canīt finish it.

Usually a GPP that doesnīt end early, turns into a East vs West stall where groundattacks gets stuck in too much defense. It happen in this game too, but not until the 35 minute mark. Thatīs right, more then half an hour of raiding before it calms down. At this point, Canuck is the faster one to focus on late game. He switch from labs and units to resources and advanced tech faster then Sensation and suddenly the game takes an unexpected turn.

The end of this game is not unique, but not what anyone would expect and something you rarely see. Very recomended download.