A Look Back at the Best Plays in Starcraft History


Starcraft 2 comes out today after over ten years of waiting, and I’m pretty pumped that the game I dreamt of as a kid has arrived at last. I currently have the game in my possession, but it will surely take a while to work my way through it and post journal-style review installments as I go. Expect the first one of those tomorrow, or take a look at my beta impressions from my time spent there.

I will surely feature many cool Starcraft 2 videos I find as more and more people play and awesome matches take place and awesome custom maps get made, but I wanted to first revisit a post I wrote almost a year ago. It was a video gallery of some of the most insane plays from multiplayer in the first game, most of which feature pro-Starcraft players at the absolute top of their game.

Before we start creating a new list of plays like this, I figured the old one was worth another look, and you can see it below.

1) Boxer’s Paratrooper Rush

You’re going to see Boxer on this list a lot. He’s known for outside the box thinking, and the some of his wins are pulled off in ways that no one’s ever even considered before, even a billion plus games of Starcraft worldwide.

2) Nada’s Vulture Rape

Yeah that title’s maybe a little too descriptive, especially since all the vulture pilots look like sex offenders already, but what else can you call 10 vultures owning 12 tanks?

3) July’s Eye for an Eye

Nada may be dominant force in the pro Starcraft arena, but sometimes his pride gets the better of him. Such is the case with his SCV bunker rush against July.

4) Boxer’s Nuke Rush

Probably the best use of nukes I’ve seen in a pro Starcraft game. Really, truly inspired.

5) Bisu’s Ultimate Proxy

That sneaky bastard…

6) Reach’s Mass Malestrom

Don’t believe that they consider Starcraft in Korea as an actual sport? Listen to the girls scream when the Devourers get owned.

7) Hwasin’s Marine Dodge

The lone survivor has a mission to complete, destroy the last evolution chamber, all the while dodging lurker spines. Who knew marines were so light on their feet?

8 ) Boxer’s Triple Play


It’s crazy hard to effectively manage one successful assault, but three simultaneously? Well, it’s Boxer, so you know. Listen to the announcers going nuts.

9) Rare’s Grand Theft Carrier


His opponent should have recruited some more strong willed Carrier pilots, because his entire army defects in a matter of seconds.

10) Nal_rA’s Arbiter Reloaded

I think that hallucination isn’t used nearly enough, and this game proves me point. His opponent really never had a chance to spot the real ones and prevent the drop.

Send me any more you’ve got.

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  1. 8 and 9 have been removed by youtube. Also in 5 all Bisu’s opponent had to do was kill the drone before he made the gateway, why didn’t he set all his drones on killing it?

  2. @Guy Incognito: because a manner pylon generally doesn’t lead to a proxy off it, so pulling all probes off a mineral line for the one in a million chance that it might turn into a proxy is stupid.

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