The GSL 2012 Code S Season Two is almost at its conclusion as only four giants are left standing:
LG-IM.MVP – StarTale.PartinG – Liquid’HerO – StarTale.Squirtle
Who will come out victorious after the Round Of Four concludes?
The former GSL champion and the only Terran remaining in the tournament has possibly the biggest hill to climb to the finals. His RO8 performance vs NaNiwa wasn’t the most convincing, as he resorted to out meta gaming NaNiwa with some cheesy builds. Ironically the previous champion is probably weakest in the RO4 with no big results since his dominant end to 2011.
The player with the easiest route to the finals who has the best chance to win it all. He is playing his favoured match-up of PvT vs MVP, who didn’t perform too well in his RO8 matches, compared to PartinG who blasted past Oz with ease. The best PvT player in the world right now who has openly said he can win any PvT games and will make it to the finals 100%. Watch out for his High Templars as they carry him into the finals.
The underdog left in the tournament. His first major showing in Code S and has taken down incredible names such as a demolition of SuperNoVa in the previous round and now he faces Squirtle in a PvP for the biggest match of his career. HerO may not be a stranger to high profile finals having won Dreamhack Winter and runner up are NASL Season 2, but this is his first Korean shot at the big time. A big hill to climb but HerO has proved time and again when it comes down to the big games he always delivers.
The player with the most momentum behind him after a breakthrough performance at IPL4 — taking second place — and an amazing team league player coming off a very successful run last season. But this is also his first major GSL showing and he will want to take down HerO. He also hasn’t tasted victory on the big stage like HerO and that may be the deciding factor.
The Round Of Four is set to be one to remember as we see the dominance of the Protoss shine though as a new age dawns.
Can the king of the Terran period take back his crown and puts the rebels back in their place?
Oor are we moving into the year of the Protoss?