A tumultuous day of games saw Stats vs. Serral determined as the surprise grand finals match for GSL vs. The World.
Reigning Code S champion and tournament-favorite Maru made short work of Germany's ShoWTimE in the round-of-eight but suffered a momentous upset at the hands of Stats in his semifinal match. Stats had proven his PvT chops by taking out SpeCial in the previous round, but even he himself seemed shocked after he defeated Maru 3-1.
On the other side of the bracket, Serral gave an emphatic response to months of criticism and questioning by crushing both INnoVation and Dark to earn a spot in the grand finals. Though Serral had utterly dominated the WCS Circuit, many wondered how would he would fare against the best players from Korea.
GSL vs. The World will conclude on Sunday, Aug 05 6:00am GMT (GMT+00:00) as Serral looks to topple an unexpected final guardian in Stats and add Seoul to his list of WCS 2018 conquests.