The thing about Chris is he rarely loses easily (besides to a sneak vil in yukatan :lol: ). Even top Viper gets dragged into hour long wars in order to win (and sometimes looses, too) vs Chris. And this is with all the million mistakes that Chris makes! Imagine if he trained hard and fixed all those little errors in macro game... To me, that's the definition of 'natural talent' 11 ~ being able to not only survive, but also win, against Viper (and Jordan) while making a million mistakes along the way. Crazy.
Daut, on the other hand, seems to either get off to a good start and then is really strong and tough to beat, or just gets manhandled early and is totally gg midway through castle. If you let Daut get settled, with a solid eco and some map control, good luck to you. But if you can hit him early in micro wars (like Viper so painfully showed these two games), then Daut has a lot of trouble.
Personally, I really like Chris' style. Fast, aggressive, killer micro that may or may not make up for errors in macro.
I agree that Viper may be the top BO21 AoC player of all time, and congrats to him for winning this tournament filled with legends.