The dream match between Maru and Rogue ended in a victory for the reigning Code S champion, as Maru emerged with the narrow 3-2 victory over his Jin Air teammate. Rogue proved that he was indeed the king of ZvT late-game, even defeating Maru's infamous Ghost-Raven based armies, but was unable to defend against Maru's aggressive two-base pushes.
In the following match, Classic defeated ByuN 3-0, the scoreline hardly a surprise given the two players' form in recent months. Though ByuN had enjoyed a Cinderella run to make it to the quarterfinals, he was unable to repeat his upset of elite Protoss Stats in the RO16.
The results set up a meeting between Maru and Classic in the first semifinal, a rematch of the GSL Super Tournament quarterfinals where Classic defeated Maru 3-1. The quarterfinals will continue on Saturday, Jun 09 4:00am GMT (GMT+00:00) with Zest vs Dear and TY vs GuMiho.