Stats put Korea up 1-0 with a commanding performance. He expertly countered Nerchio's ling/bane/hydra style with immortals and high templars, ramping all the way up to carriers before locking up the game.
sOs bought himself an early lead with a pair of dark templars which steadily increased as his army supply ballooned. ShoWTimE had some nervous moments playing far from behind and ultimately fell as sOs poured into the space between his third and natural.
After Neeb’s dark templars failed to end the game, both players ramped up to five bases. Once there, they found themselves in a basetrade. herO eliminated Neeb's economy before recalling and joining his archons with his carriers. Together they narrowly defeated Neeb’s army.
Kelazhur’s lead was turned into an enormous economic advantage by a basetrade. Barely mining, TY attacked all over the map, but the Brazilian Terran was still producing and mining. It didn't take long for Kelazhur to have a larger army, giving the World Team their first win.
ByuN delayed his expansion, but used the extra resources to fund a reaper/cyclone attack that slowed MajOr's natural command center. ByuN added in a banshee and resumed his assault. The arrival of more cyclones put the nail in the coffin, getting Team Korea back on track.
soO rolled iAsonu in a completely one sided affair. Both players started hatchery first, but it was all soO after that. An early zergling run by put him in the lead, the ling/bane battles that followed increased it and the roaches that arrived soon after put an end to things.
Dark opened with an early pool as he is wont to do against foreigners, killing off Scarlett's hatchery, but not ending the game. Scarlett tried to counter with queens and +1 carapace, but Dark held firm, parlaying the defense into a ravager based attack that earned him the win.
INnoVation and Serral went to the extreme late game, with Serral calling upon ultralisk, vipers and brood lords. INnoVation made significant headway with mass liberators, but was only able to seal the deal when he added ghosts to his composition. From there, Serral could do nothing to stop INnoVation from ending the match with another Korean win, making the final score 7-1.