Today was the turn of the StarLeague qualifiers and just like yesterday's GSL qualifiers there were ups and downs and the odd foreigner trying out too!
First off let's go through the noteable changes to StarLeague, this qualifier was to determine the 24 players heading into the "StarLeague Season 2 Challenge League" which is 4 groups of 6, in a best of two format. However this format is pretty interesting, as the two maps are determined by the players preferences, this map selected by the player is called "home" match and the opponent's preference is the away match. Rankings in the group are determined by results first then as a tiebreaker those with more away map wins will triumph over those with fewer. Sound familiar football fans?
Now onto what happened in the qualifiers!
NoRegreT was first up in the morning session, he managed to get to the final but lost to Trap and Hush respectively. Scarlett also was in action again but she got unstuck by running into herO before managing to get to the loser final before meeting a familiar foe in Bomber for a place in StarLeague, unfortunately after a good start she fell 2-1 to the Bronzed Bomber and thus bombed out at the last hurdle.
They were not the only noticeable players to drop out though, with the likes of INnoVation , Dream and ByuL all failing to qualify for this season StarLeague. Also there would be no repeat of our protoss president MC as he also failed to qualify with losses to BrAvO and Trust.
Trap Dear sOs Classic herO Super Hurricane Trust Hush Zest
Reality GuMiho Bomber aLive TY Maru Cure jjakji ByuN
Rogue Curious Impact soO Losira
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Challenger begins, 2nd June 2016