Group E: Sept 22nd – 18:30 Korean
Game 1 – sAviOr vs RuBy @ Python
Game 2 – SangHo vs fOrGG @ Zodiac
Winners @ Blue Storm
Losers @ Blue Storm
Final @ Loki II
The only name in here that REALLY matters is obviously the Maestro. The rest are fairly new faces, with the exception of fOrGG who's played in an OSL previously. The main focus is if the Maestro still has IT. It will be a lie to say that many fans have been worrying with his recent performance. 1-2 vs Iris at Daum OSL, 2-3 vs FBH at GomTV2 MSL, 1-2 vs Hwasin at WCG, and 0-2 to start the Proleague.
Fortunately, his group no group of death (although it nearly was). Neither fOrGG nor RuBy have shown any special strength in TvZ. And as for SangHo, as long he's not Bisu it really doesn't matter.
sAviOr (Z) vs. Ruby (T)
Despite his recent performance, it is far too early to really worry about sAviOr yet. A below-par sAviOr is still an above average progamer. And it will take much more than a few losses to top-tier players to really shake the Maestro. And as the map is Python, I believe it's safe to
put my money on sAviOr.
SangHo (P) vs. fOrGG (T)
@ Loki II
There is not too much known about SangHo. His only impressive performance would probably defeating Iris in the MSL qualifiers. Otherwise, the only one's he's beaten are oDin and go.go... not exactly an achievement one would boast about. fOrGG, however, has a little more to fall back on. Having already some major league experience in OSL, and known for a killer TvP (3-0 against Bisu), many would probably put their finger on this one.
There is one thing to consider though. The map is Loki II, which is being known to be favored for Protoss because of it's carrier-friendly terrains.
I'm sure many are betting on sAviOr coming out of this group without too much problems. The real question is who out of SangHo, fOrGG and RuBy will make it. I personally will be rooting for SanHo, because we already have 4 terrans out of 6 players already qualified. And there's still plenty of more terrans to advance. The more terrans eliminated early on, the better.