Over this last weekend, DreamHack Valencia played host to some outstanding professional StarCraft 2 as Yoon “TaeJa" Young Suh took first place, and $10,000 prize, and an automatic slot in the DreamHack Winter Grand Finals.
If you missed the Valencia tournament, however, you can get caught up thanks to the replay videos available for free via Dreamhack.tv. There were some great matches you won’t want to miss, particularly an instant classic Game 1 between TaeJa and Ilyes “Stephano" Satouri on the first day of competition.
After the jump, we’ve got links to our coverage and the videos. We also highlight some matches worth checking out, with time stamps to help you find them.
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