The pool of contenders has been narrowed down to four as the GSL looks to crown its first champion of 2020. The semifinals and grand final of the Super Tournament will be played on Saturday, Mar 28 8:00am GMT (GMT+00:00), with the champion winning $10,000 in prize money. The top four players have also received round-of-sixteen seeds into the upcoming GSL Code S tournament (begins in April), bypassing the offline qualifiers and the first group stage of the tournament.
Darkhorse Trap clinched his semifinal spot with an upset over PvP master Zest, losing to a clever island-style strategy on Golden Wall but looking far more solid and precise in the remaining three games.
Despite eliminating IEM champion Rogue last week, sOs couldn't conjure another miracle against Dark. Clever abuse of the the mineral walls on Golden Wall almost saw sOs take game one, but Dark patiently defended until he was able to steal the victory in one brilliant battle. After that, sOs seemed to run out of steam, and Dark was able to easily defend against any early game cheese/harassment before comfortably snowballing to victory.
Maru vs INnoVation started with a series of hype-killing games, with Maru winning the first two maps on the back of crippling early game attacks. However, the games picked up as the series went along. Game three featured some quirky role-reversal as INnoVation picked apart Maru's immobile mech with audacious bio drops, followed by INnoVation tying up the series with a decisive Raven-Tank push in game four. The series concluded with a messy, scrappy, game-of-throws on Ever Dream, where Maru emerged the victor after INnoVation made the biggest and final error of the match while defending against a Marine-Tank drop.
Finally, Solar banished Cure back to online realm for the time being with a 3-1 victory. Cure was impressive in game one, looking INnoVation-esque as he absorbed what seemed like crippling losses as he overpowered Solar with constant waves of Marines and Tanks. However, things fell apart for Cure thereafter. Cure invited to Solar to play a split-map macro game in game two, and things seemed to be going well until a single major Zerg attack started an unending death spiral that saw Cure blow through a 10k bank before GG'ing out. Solar closed out the series with a Roach-Ravager poke in game three, followed by a brute force macro game win in game four.
Series of the day: Solar vs Cure
Game of the day: sOs vs Dark on Golden Wall
Written by Wax
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