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9:00 Minute Benchmark

11:00 Minute Benchmark

After reaching your ideal economy with the 8 Minute Benchmark, you should produce 5 Overlords (freeing to 100 supply) then to move into double speed upgrades and unit production. Produce the Roaches first, all the way up to 100 supply (intentional supply block).

By 11:00, your Speed upgrades and your 1/1 should be finished - meaning it’s time to bust the Terran front with Roaches, Zerglings, and Banelings. Don’t forget to bring an Overseer with this attack for the Widow Mines! Your third base should never be started later than 11:00.

10:00 Minute Benchmark

As you produce these Roaches from 58-100 supply, continuously add the new Roach eggs to control group 2 (Hold Shift and Press 2). This is a great time to practice your de-select mechanics (you don’t want to add extra Larva to control group 2, only the eggs that will be Roaches. De-select excess Larva before you Hold Shift and Press 1. Assuming your Hatchery is on control group 4 and your Roaches are on control group 1, it should look like this:

12:00 Minute Benchmark

By 12:00, your third should be either finished or very close, so you should start Droning. Make sure you do have a controlgroup with some Zerglings to defend drops BEFORE producing Drones for the third (otherwise just 1 Medivac with Marines can kill your third). You should also start your 2/2 Upgrades and Infestation Pit. 13:00 Minute Benchmark

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4 S R (Select your Hatchery Larva then hold “R” until you can’t produce more Roaches). Hold Control + Left Click Eggs (De-Selects excess Larva). Hold Shift + 2 (Adds only the RoachEggs to control group 2)

By 13:00, your third should be fully saturated (66+ Drones). Creep should be expanding out into the map, and your Hive should be started. You have the option of mixing Spire or Infestors into your mid-game to

Good Luck Have Fun

By 11:00, your Speed upgrades and your 1/1 should be finished - meaning it’s time to bust the Terran front with Roaches, Zerglings, and Banelings. Don’t forget to bring an Overseer with this attack for the Widow Mines!


GLHF Magazine Issue #7