Coming back from Korea, Grzegorz "MaNa" Komincz struggled in the ASUS RoG GD Invitational tournament last week, losing all of his three matchups narrowly with 1-2, resulting in an early knock-out in the groupstage. Only one week later, MaNa fought himself through two groupstage, only dropping a total of two out of 14 played maps. Going 3-0 in both the first and second groupstage, MaNa became one of the tournament favorites in the progress, entering the playoffs against Ukrainian Zerg White.
After a clean and unchallenged 2-0 sweep, MaNa was heading into the quarterfinals, looking to face Korean Protoss player Sage, who was the last remaining Korean player in the quarterfinals, after all of his countrymen got knocked out in the round of 16. Beeing well aware of current Korean PvP matchup due to his recent stay in the motherland of StarCraft, MaNa managed to shut out Sage 2-0 on Cloud Kingdom and Ohana and adcanced to the semifinals of DreamHack Bucharest 2012.
In the semifinals, MaNa had a rough start, suffering his first map loss in the playoffs and his third in the tournament overall, losing to a smart playing Zerg Bly on Ohana. Cloud Kingdom was all MaNa's territory, as the Pole managed to come back from a tough early game, where he build a total of four cannons, to win the game in the late game by some great Mothership and Archon engagements to take out Bly's Broodlord/Infestor army. On the third map, Daybreak, both players went nicely into the game and it came down to a thrilling deciding map with Bly ahead of MaNa, who suffered his first and only defeat in the entire tournament - leaving the Polish Protoss player to finish DreamHack Bucharest on a shared 3rd/4th place.
MaNa's DH Bucharest statistics:
DreamHack Bucharest 2012 Final Ranking: