Serral Defeats SpeCial in the Finals of 2019 WCS Spring

Serral Defeats SpeCial in the Finals of 2019 WCS Spring

Serral Defeats SpeCial in the Finals of 2019 WCS Spring

The reigning StarCraft II world champion Joona "Serral" Sotala has defeated the Mexican player Juan Carlos "SpeCial" Tena Lopez in the grand finals of 2019 WCS Spring, claiming $20,000 in prize money and qualifying for WCS Global Finals.

The event took place in Kyiv, Ukraine, with the final playoffs stage being held on May 18th – 19th. It featured a single-elimination playoffs bracket for 24 players, where all regular matches were best-of-five and the grand finals was best-of-seven. Serral outplayed Lambo (3-1), TIME (3-1) and Reynor (3-0) on his way to the grand finals. In the final series Serral managed to win four maps in a row.

Serral has become the first non-Korean player to qualify for 2019 WCS Global Finals. Earlier Eo "soO" Yoon Soo qualified to the finals through IEM Season XIII – Katowice, while Cho "Maru" Seong Ju emerged victorious at 2019 Global StarCraft II League Season 1: Code S.

Playoffs Bracket:

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Tournament Results:

Place $ USD WCS Circuit Pts Player
1st $20,000 3,000 Seral
2nd $10,000 1,400 SpeCial
3rd-4th $6,000 900 Neeb, Reynor
5th-8th $4,000 600 Elazer, ShoWTimE, TIME, goblin
9th-16th $2,750 300 Probe, MarineLorD, MaSa, Clem, Lambo, Harstem, PtitDrogo, HeRoMaRinE
17th-24th $1,250 100 Namshar, Kelazhur, SKillous, Zanster, uThermal, SortOf, Hellraiser, DnS
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