ByuN's banshee slowed hero’s third, lifting him to a game one win, but herO's adepts set up a rubber match by killing 42 SCV’s in the second game. herO attacked ByuN's third over and over in game three, but he was just bleeding off units and eventually had no answer for ByuN's army.
sOs took a wild first game in which he managed to max out on carriers. The second was far less eventful. Bunny applied constant pressure with bio and added in liberators, but failed to crack sOs' colossus based army, setting up a lethal counterattack by the Jin Air Protoss.
sOs punted the first game of the winner's match with a befuddling mothership rush off one base. He put in a more honest effort in game two, but his phoenix/adept into blink/colossi style gave ByuN’s bio/liberator army no trouble, propelling the Terran to the quarterfinals.
herO dropped the first game to Bunny’s tank push on Abyssal Reef, but his blink/colossi army evened the score after Bunny’s attack on his third fell flat. The players basetraded on Odyssey, but herO’s bigger army and the fact that he escaped with his probes saw him through.
sOs went up 1-0 due in part to a gold base, but his inability to detect dark templars was a suitable follow up to a flubbed two base push. Game three started with phoenixes, but ended with sOs' larger archon/immortal army chasing herO across the map until herO eventually tapped out.
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