The second GSL Code S season of the year kicked off with two former champions advancing from their RO32 group. Classic was mostly untroubled as he defeated Elazer and ByuN to advance as the first place player from Group A of the RO32, looking once more like a title contender in the early going. On the other hand, ByuN wiped tears from his eyes after he won a hard-fought deciding match against Elazer, relieved to have reached a potential turning point in a lengthy slump.
Poland's Elazer was able to take a map off both Classic and ByuN, but was unable to pull through in the deciding games. In particular, he had no answer for ByuN's late-game play, and he saw his army whittled down by Ghosts and Ravens. Leenock came into the group after a surprisingly strong showing in the previous season of Code S, but he was unable to reproduce his good form.
GSL Code S continues on Saturday, Apr 21 4:00am GMT (GMT+00:00) with Group B of the RO32, featuring Scarlett, Patience, Losira, and Gumiho.