Lots of Starcraft II action last week! Here's what you might have missed.

MEME OF THE WEEK

What could possibly go wrong when trying out PartinG's Tempest rush??

RAGE RANT OF THE WEEK

I had a day off, so I decided to spend the whole day on ladder and try to get into a new league. But I lost 400MMR instead. I don't get it, it seems Terran is just so weak these days. Do I need to take a break? I feel so frustrated. - Terran, Plat 3

You probably know by now, that if you're looking for a shoulder to cry on, you're looking in the wrong place. Here at the Dank Templars, all we can offer are memes, rage, and tough love. So here it goes: if you lose 400MMR in one day, then it's not because Terran sucks right now: it's because you suck right now.
And that's all right - only once you diagnose the problem, can you solve it. So, what to do next? If you continue playing at this rate, Blizzard might need to create a new league below Bronze just for you. Let's avoid that: take a few days off, that's a good idea for sure.
After that, don't just jump on the ladder again. Take a piece of paper, a pen, and go through 3 replays of your worst losses. Note down what went wrong. And then, watch the video in the Dank Templars University section below: get your macro going.
And then, pick 3 vanilla macro builds (one per matchup), and just do those. That's it. No getting creative or weird. Just practice those builds over and over again until you start winning games consistently.
And if you're feeling generous, as a thank you for our awesome advice, send us one of your worst replays - we might cast it and upload it to YouTube. We also might need to drink hard liquor to be able to get through it and then pour bleach into our eyes.


THE DANK TEMPLARS UNIVERSITY

StarCraft 2: Macro Mechanics, Hotkeys & Spending Resources - Silver to Grandmaster Guide - PART 2/7
Feel free to let me know if you have any suggestions for future videos. I hope you guys enjoy this one! Check out my stream on twitch if you enjoy my YouTube...
If you want to improve quickly, focus on your macro, not micro. Even though having ByuN-level micro is cool, losing 10 games in a row because you didn't build up your economy / production isn't a good feeling. Build up your macro before focusing on your micro!

BUSY NERD EDITION: TOP MATCHES OF LAST WEEK

Busy week and couldn't catch up on the best Starcraft II matches? No worries - we got you covered.

[2020 GSL S3] Ro.16 Group C Match2 PartinG vs Maru
[ENG] 2020 GSL S3 Code S RO16 Group C Group C: Stats, ByuN, PartinG, Maru
The rivalry continues - Big Boy PartinG (P) v Maru (T)
[2020 GSL S3] Ro.16 Group D Match4 (Elimination Match)
[ENG] 2020 GSL S3 Code S RO16 Group D Group D: Rogue, INnoVation, Dark, Trap
Like 100% of nerds, ZvZ isn't our favorite matchup - but this match is something special: Rogue (Z) v Dark (Z)
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After watching a ZvZ, time to cleanse our palate by watching the best Terrans in Europe, Clem (T) v HeRoMaRinE (T), duke it out in the Finals of the ESL weekly Open Cup #39
King of Battles: KB International Championship - Group D (Ro16)
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Reynor (Z), the Italian winner of DreamHack Masters Fall 2020, faces Cure (T), a top Korean

TOURNAMENT RESULTS [SPOILERS]

  • King of Battles: Maru (T) wins it all, defeating Cure (T) 4-1 in the finals
  • GSL 2020 Season 3, Ro16 Group C: Defensive legend Stats (P) and Maru (T) advance, over ByuN (T) and PartinG (P)
  • GSL 2020 Season 3, Ro16 Group D: In the group of death, Trap (P) and INnoVation (T) make it over Dark (Z) and Rogue (Z)
  • ESL Open Cup #39, EU: Clem (T) wins against HeRoMaRinE (T), 3-2
  • ESL Open Cup #39, KR: Solar (Z) takes it over Trap (P), 3-1
  • ESL Open Cup #39, AM: Succesful people always say you should never be satisfied. Solar (Z) took that to heart: after winning the KR edition, he jumped on the AM edition and won that too, over MaxPax (P), 3-0

That's it for this week, nerds. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and to send us your rage rants to thedanktemplars@gmail.com. Keep raging and keep pwning. GLHF!