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Socke is Blizzards German Champion
The StarCraft II World Championship Series Germany Nationals are over. The final saw Socke being victorious over HasuObs. He managed to win two Best-of-Three's and took home 6,000$ and a spot at the World Championship Finals.
Both players players are also qualified for the Europe Final. Third and fourth place finishers DarK.FoRcE and KrasS also secured their spots at the Europe Final, which will take place in September.

Qualified for the Europe Finals: Socke - HasuObs - DarKFoRcE - KrasS

Protoss mirror in the final

HasuObs and Socke dominated the tournament and met in the winner bracket final. There the reigning German ESL Pro Series champion send Socke down to the lower bracket with 2:1. Follwing a clear 2:0 victory against his team mate DarK.FoRcE, he found himself against HasuObs again in the overall final. Due to coming from the lower bracket Socke had to win two Best-of-Three's. He managed to win the first PvP with 2:1 and then securing the tournament win with a 2:0 in the second one.

Tournament Bracket (Replays in in the matches) - ESL TV VoDs



Socke, HasuObs, DarK.FoRcE and KrasS

TLO's early demise

Many fans looked forward to see TLO participating in the Germany Nationals. He has been a lot less present in the German scene due to living abroad, currently in Korea, which made him a bit of a "darkhorse" for the event. After winning his first round match, he faced HasuObs who send him down to the lower bracket with a 2:1 defeat. Afterwards his mental focus was off balance as he lost to Jaxx from ESC with 2:0 and was out of the tournament.


The Gallery from the Germany Nationals


Two new players enter the spotlight

The revelations of the tournament were two players: KrasS and HeRoMaRinE. With his fourth place KrasS surprised many people, who had expected the likes of Delphi or TLO in his place. He now has the chance to turn even more heads at the Europe Finals. An even bigger surprise was the strong performance of the 14 year old HeRoMaRinE from mousesports. With wins against RINE in the winner bracket and Tarrantius and Jaxx in the lower bracket, the young gun gained a lot of fans. In the end it was DarK.FoRcE who showed him his limits, but HeRoMaRinE managed to show that he has a lot of potential for the future.
meth, Monday, 04/06/12 14:00
 
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