The 2021 season of the Global StarCraft 2 league will kick off on January 27th with Super Tournament #1. Sixteen of the GSL's top players made it through the qualifier, and will look to win the first offline championship of the year. The RO16 bracket is as follows:
The preliminaries featured a handful of notable upsets, with sOs and SpeCial taking down Rogue in their qualifier pool, while Zoun and Dream advanced at the expense of TY in another qualifier group.
Maru was a notable no-show at the qualifiers, presumably due to treatment for his shoulder injury.
Super Tournament 1 will be held from January 27th to January 30th. The prize money and EPT points will be announced in the near future. Super Tournament 1 is the first of three Super Tournament events in the 2021 season of GSL, up from two in 2020.