soO and Hush started the series by splitting Odyssey, with soO eventually swarming over tempests, archons, storms and immortals. Game two was much of the same, with soO weathering early drone losses before getting a mass of hydra/ling/bane that closed things out.
Leenock turned to hydra/ling/bane against aLive’s bio/tank, but was unable to mount a comeback and went down a game. Game two turned into a low economy, scrappy mess. aLive's maneuverability eventually won out, though, sending him to the winners' match.
aLive easily defended soO’s one base ravager rush on Whirlwind before ending the game with a lethal tank push. Hellions killed eight drones to start game two, but it was aLive’s multipronged aggression that dealt the finishing blow, making aLive the first player to advance from the group.
Leenock halted Hush's adept all in to take a lead, but dropped the second game in a basetrade. Game three went Leenock’s way as Hush's high tech army was left fleeing from Leenock’s brood lords while hydras sniped his bases. With the writing on the wall, Hush conceded.
soO fell behind when Leenock canceled his third, but he capitalized on an overextension from Leenock to go up 1-0. Both players fought to a draw with ling/bane in game two, but, from there, soO out-produced Leenock in a proper roach vs roach to advance to the Round of 16.