soO held Bunny’s initial hellbats, but Bunny transitioned into bio/tank, ending the game with a push on soO’s fourth. After evening the series with convincing ling/bane/muta play, soO had to play from behind against mech. Unable to overcome early losses, he dropped the match 2-1.
After being pulled apart by Impact in a lengthy roach vs roach affair, Rogue won the next two in expedient fashion. He tied the series by drone scouting and defending Impact's early pool and picked up his first win of Challenge by catching Impact off guard with pooled speedlings.
sOs and jjakji needed a full three games to decide the winner in an unnerving series featuring pylon rushes, proxies, both oracles and cyclones, as well as low ground bunkers for defenses and a final tank push that gave jjakji the 2-1 win.
Hush’s game one timing caught Zest before his dark shrine had finished, but his attempt to close out the series with a four gate blink build did not pan out. Zest brought the series to a close by picking apart Hush in the late game before defending Hush’s last ditch attack.