SortOf won game one with a lethal roach/hydra attack after countering sOs' adept pressure, but was bounced to the loser's match after failing to bottle up the very same build with hydra/ling/bane in games two and three.
ByuL’s brood lords put him on the doorstep of victory in game one, only for a host of stalkers and a few carriers to swing things the Dear’s way, whose ultimate army filled with high templars put him up 1-0. He finished off the match with a glaives timing that broke ByuL at his third.
Dear's adepts and sOs' oracles killed penty of probes, but game one was decided when Dear’s two base immortal timing on sO's third was swatted back. sOs closed out the game before winning a phoenix vs phoenix war on Blackpink which sent sOs through in first place.
Behind on supply, ByuL turned game one against SortOf on its head with a multipronged burrowed roach move that sniped the Swede’s fourth and put him up 1-0. Game 2 saw SortOf's ravager based all in fall flat, allowing ByuL to mass roaches and move on to the final match.
Dear took game one despite throwing away a number of carriers, but ByuL’s brood lords got the better of Dear in game two. Dear denied ByuL the comeback on Catalyst when ByuL’s baneling drops failed to stop Dear’s adept/immortal timing, sending Dear to the Round of 16.