Since Medar didn't have time for more previews, I figured someone had to take over so I'll try to do a little cover of it!
We saw some great Quarter finals! LocKtar beat xpr pretty solidly, but slabi
did the seemingly impossible and beat Locust to advance to the semi-finals! Slabi
is doing a great job, beating out huge names like Avenger and Locust, who are both real top players. Milton beat Xenic which was pretty expected, but Valla managed to beat Rikoll who I had expected to win that game! A special 'ze omg' goes to both slabi
and Valla for their performances in the quarter finals!
So about the upcoming games;Milton vs. Valla
Finland vs Sweden! As all expects, Milton will most likely take this home, but Valla is insanely good on dm6 and could probably get that map. If he plays tactively enough, there's definetly a chance to win which he showed us in the quarterfinals! But as always, Milton is the favourite. LocKtar vs. slabi
This is more interesting though, at least if you ask me! slabi
has done a GREAT effort beating players like Avenger and Locust, and has impressed me extremely. This kurwa dm6-always-makes-pipe-gl-jump-pro will get another huge opportunity to show how well and tactical he really can play. As we've seen, slabi
plays a very very tactical game and is great at hiding and then suprising his opponent. Who knows if it works here? The problem might be that LocKtar probably is one of the best hunters in the world, so csing might be very hard to succeed with. Slabi's shape is definetly top notch, and I am unsure of LocKtar's shape. I'd favor LocKtar, still, due to experience and great nerves for tournaments (which I'm unsure if slabi
has), but if slabi
manages to play his game and not get drawn into LocKtar's, there's definetly a HUGE chance of advancing to the WB finals! Worth mentioning, however this game ends, slabi
should be extremely proud of his performance this Ownage round.
Apart from the WB semifinals, the LB games are getting hotter and hotter and will soon be worth covering as well. So stay tuned!
Good luck to the players,