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After a series of matches versus some of the best players Europe has to offer, and really impressive scores, Jens "GLSnute" Aasgaard took down mouzCCMana 2 - 0 in the finals!
GLSnute started the tournament playing against roxkisSlivko where he managed to take a really solid 2 - 0 win versus a player that is well known for his ZvZ. In round 2 it was time for TypeReaL who sadly did not show up, and therefore GLSnute got a win by default (WO). As round 3 ( RO8 ) came along it was time for another showdown versus GLSnute and EmpireKas. After their really close match in the Fnatic Invitational earlier this week where GLSnute lost 1 - 2 to Kas, it was time for revenge. GLSnute was ready for Kas this time and took a really solid 2 - 0 win with some super entertaining infestor play in game 2. Round 4 came along and it was time for EmpireHappy to try his skills against GLSnute. Game 1 ended up going to a 40+ min macro game where GLSnute came out on top after Happy took a quick first game, before GLSnute did a solid comeback and nailed the 2 - 1 win. In the finals it was time for a best of 3 versus mouzCCMana where GLSnute managed to take the win with a solid 2 - 0.
With the finals done, GLSnute will represent the European scene and GamersLeague in the IPL5 live event. IPL stil has not given any information with regards to where and when the event will happen but as soon as the information is made available, we will keep you updated.
We had a quick chat with GLSnute to get some frontline information about the win and how he feels.
ongratulations with the victory today, Jens. You took down some big names and showed some impressive play in the streamed matches. How do you feel now that you know you're going to the IPL5 live event?
It feels a bit unreal, I'm very happy with the wins today. At the same time I also know that I have to improve a lot, because... even if I won the regional, I will still be an underdog in the IPL with its stacked lineup. I still have a lot of catching up to do, so practice and improvement is what's on my mind right now.
You surely didn't have an easy lineup to play against with Slivko, Kas, Happy and Mana. What were your highlights in today's matches and was it special to get some payback against Kas?
Beating such a strong lineup was unusual. Slivko and I have had a long-going friendly rivalry, but he's been the one with the most wins of importance. Now I finally managed to turn it around. I've lost a lot to Kas on the ladder and was 2-1'd by him in the recent PLAY StarCraft 2 Invitational #3. Happy has always been a problem for me in practice too, but I figured out his style and was able to adapt. I also got my revenge on MaNa as I lost to him the last time we met in the DreamHack Eizo open. But if there is one thing regarding all of these matches, it's that the last days in the Ministry of Win with focused practice on builds and strategies really helped me out. I wouldn't have been confident to play the way I did if it wasn't for my stay here.
There were many highlights in today's matches, some that were not on stream. All-in into 2base nydus, 45 min macro ZvT with all kinds of units, banebomb ZvP, 10pool cheese, 25+ infestors, 5 minute long distance mining, you name it. The matches were weird, but awesome. I was extremely nervous, but had a lot of fun.
It sounds like they decision to move to the MoW house was the right one for you. We have seen your play improve a lot in just a few days, and you sound confident. Will we see an even stronger GLSnute at DreamHack Summer?
That's a wrap for this time. Any last shoutouts or comments for the readers?
Shoutouts to my teammates in GL, especially Noticimus who's been really active lately. Keep up the good work. Thanks to GL and mamoz.no for the support, as well as Ministry of Win for having the balls to do what they are doing. I'll keep on streaming, too. Most importantly, I will practice hard so I can do well in IPL5. See you soon @ DreamHack Summer!