The qualifiers for GSL Season 2 were held over the weekend, determining the four players who will advance directly to Code S, as well as the sixteen players who will have to brave the trials of Code A. For those who are unfamiliar, the new GSL qualifier system in 2021 awards four direct Code S seeds on day one of the qualifiers, while day two only awards spots in Code A.
Veteran stalwarts INnoVation and Solar claimed two of the direct Code S spots, while the other two spots went to Zoun and Bunny—two players who have hit a patch of great form in recent months.
Players qualified for Code A
Down in Code A, we'll be seeing a few blasts from the past join the competition once more. ForGG made a surprising run through day two of the qualifiers, taking down both Armani and Patience to earn a Code A spot. Terran fans have even more good news to celebrate, as KeeN attained his first notable result after his recent discharge from the military, taking down Zest to reach Code A. Trust was another surprise player to make it through the preliminaries, earning his first return to the AfreecaTV studio stage since 2019.
Overall, three spots changed hands since GSL Season 1:
Code A Season 2 will begin on June 14th. Match-ups will be announced at a later date.