Starcraft Diary #7 – Getting Sick of Losing… Time to Cheese

Are you sick of losing to Starcraft 2? Have you been trying all kinds of different builds, improve on your macro, and trying to get the appropriate army composition to for the mid to late game, only to lose game after game? I have a suggestion.

It’s time to cheese.

Without getting to ‘meta’ or abstract, what is cheese anyway? It’s a subjective concept. As long as you win games with it, it’s a good strategy. The only reason why cheese is labeled so is because the ‘cheeser’ will be economically behind his opponent if his attack fails.

But, at the same time, honestly, many players in Bronze, Silver, and Gold leagues aren’t very good at defending ‘cheese’ strategies such as 6 pool, 4-Gate, Cannon-rush, or Proxy Rax, so why not use them to win games?

Plus, after seeing GEGTGaulzi cannon rush in Day9 Daily #455, the cannon rush can be viewed as a perfectly legitimate pro strategy. In the daily, Day9 mentions that while most cannon rush videos submissions were fails, a pro like gaulzi is proof that high-level cannon rushes are done with amazing micro skills.

My point is to be good at cannon rush you actually need a high skill level. The same could be said of the 4 gate. For lower to mid level players, it’s actually quite hard to have a 4 gate ready and reach your opponent’s base in under 6 and a half minutes, let alone 6. And if you do, you are guaranteed to win more than lose.

So, if you are sick of losing with macro and micro in the mid-late game, cheese away! As per my hatred for the Zerg race, specifically the mutalisk, I plan to cheese every game against Zerg in the near future.

In the meantime, glhf!

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