Rogue opened the day with a one sided 2-0 over DoKyung. A ravager/ling all in put him up a game, while mutalisks played a critical role on Ascension to Aiur. Along with zerglings and banelings, they whittled away at DoKyung’s defenses, slotting Rogue into the winners' match.
Scarlett took a 1-0 lead against aLive, but failed to close out the series. Game two went to the extreme late game, but aLive's ghosts were able to save him despite losing most of his production. A lethal tank push in game three set up a winners' match between aLive and Rogue.
Rogue rushed to ultralisks in game one, but aLive brought the game to a sudden end with a tank/bio/liberator push that killed Rogue's fourth. aLive's hellbat opening did little damage in game two, but the subsequent bio/tank aggression stretched Rogue too thin and earned a concession.
DoKyung’s stalkers saved his carriers from brood lord/corruptor in game one, but Scarlett weathered his adept pressure before evening the series with a hydra/bane counterattack. Game three went late, but lurkers and brood lords were enough to put Scarlett on top.
Rogue's early pool opening didn't do much in his first game against Scarlett, and neither did his 2-base attempt. Scarlett defended long enough to get to mutalisks, and Rogue, with no options left, conceded. Rogue was up four bases to three while harassing with lings in game two, but his bane/muta army proved impotent against Scarlett's roach/hydra/infestor army, so Scarlett ultimately took the game and advanced, knocking out the reigning WCS World Champion.