And with that, day three of the WCS Season 3 groups has come to a close! Today it was the turn of Group G: Chinese Protoss Jim, Polish Zerg Elazer, North American Protoss Hitman and Norwegian Zerg Snute. The ESL studios in Cologne saw these four top players fight it out for a spot at the WCS Season 3 finals in Kraków, Poland, set to run from September the 8th to the 13th, but only two could survive.
Starting off with two Zerg vs. Protoss matches, the Zerg took the upper hand quite quick. Snute managed to send Jim down by 2-0, before Elazer turned the game around and won the series versus Hitman by 2-1 after three rather quick games. While Hitman was able to win the elimination match 2-0 over Jim showing off his offensive qualities, Snute fought down Elazer and qualified for the round of 16 as the first player of Group G. The decider match saw Elazer and Hitman going head to head once again, but Hitman let his aggressive style work this time to come out on top with a 2-0 to take the second spot in the round of 16.
Check out the final scores below.
|Snute vs. Jim||2-0|
|Elazer vs. Hitman||2-1|
|Snute* vs. Elazer||2-0|
|Jim vs. Hitman||0-2|
|Elazer vs. Hitman*||0-2|
Next up: Group H
Next up at the ESL studios is Group H, which will see TLO, XiGua, MaNa and Violet go up against each other to try and get their spots at the WCS Season 3 finals. Who will triumph on this week’s final day of StarCraft II action?
Tune in tomorrow at 18:00 CEST to find out!
Tickets to watch Group H live at the ESL studios are still available, so be sure to grab yours if you fancy coming along, and to stay up to date with all the WCS action, follow @ESLSC2 and #WCS on Twitter and Facebook!
If you need to catch up on what you’ve missed, you find our recaps of the previous days here: