Why do people worker rush (right when a match starts, you send all your SCVs/probes/drones to the opponent's base to attack their workers)? I have had this happen a couple times in 2v2 matches, and it just ended in messy games where they either lost immediately or lost eventually. I would never consider doing this in my own games, and I always wondered what the compelling reason would be.
Since there is almost no decision making at this early stage of the game, there is no advantage to play from really. So, what could the rationale possibly be? Here are my theories:
- In low levels of play you could hope that your opponent doesn't know how to attack with workers, so your own workers attack with no repercussion.
- If you expect a 6-pool, maybe you can have an advantage in worker numbers because they cut all drone production?
- Maybe you are just messing around doing something senselessly
- Maybe you have to go soon, so this is at least SOME action instead of a cold surrender.
As for defending a worker rush, see these other questions: