A triple-header of Code S round of 32 groups saw Classic and Trap advance from Group B, GuMiho and Cure advance from Group C, while sOs and Bunny advanced from Group D.
In one first major upsets of the tournament, BlizzCon runner-up Stats was eliminated as the last place player in his group. The GSL also attracted interest for the return of old-school legends MC and PartinG, but neither was able to advance to the round of 16.
AfreecaTV recently confirmed that the 2019 season of GSL will have a virtually identical format as 2018, with three more GSL Code S tournaments headlining the year.
Next week will feature another trio of RO32 groups, with Maru, Scarlett, INnoVation, soO, and TY among the players set to play. (check out Liquipedia for more information).