They were expected to win the Rain.
What do you think guys? Rain? or Maru?
ESFI Founder & Editor in chief Brent Ruiz
Maru's momentum after his sweep of INoVation in the semifinals will give him all the confidence he needs in his match against Rain. The stage is bigger, but we've seen before that pressure situations don't seem to phase Maru. 4-2 for Maru.
4-2 rain wins
Rain's great defensive style matches up well against the almost predictably aggressive Maru
Rain will win 4-1. He has a very predictable style, one that is defensive and lategame-oriented. Maru, on the other hand, is an aggressor. He wins games by crippling his opponents early. Unfortunately for him, Rain has the the best defensive PvT in the world. I don't see Maru cracking that more than once.
Maru has been playing very impressively as of late, but Rain is the ultimate boss and an inspiration for every Protoss out there he will be too strong for Maru. Rain wins 4/1
Score - Rain wins 4-2
This actually a very interesting finals. Maru certainly has the skill to win and his variety of unique builds might be considered an advantage against a player like Rain who relies mostly on standard play. I think this will be a match of nerves though and Maru won't be able to take the pressure of his first big finals. In the end Rain should be able to keep calm and defend against Maru's aggression to take the win.