In one of the gutsiest performances in GSL history, Classic scored two consecutive reverse-sweeps to lift the GSL Super Tournament 2 trophy. Behind 0-2 to Dark in the semifinals and 0-3 to to sOs in the grand finals, Classic showed that he had nerves of steel to reverse-sweep both opponents and claim the 12,000,000 KRW prize.
Classic had started the 2018 season of competitive StarCraft looking like potentially the best player in the world, but suffered a string of deflating defeats in crucial playoff matches at GSL Code S, WESG, and IEM Katowice. With his impressive showing in the GSL Super Tournament, Classic has proved that he is not to be overlooked going into the WCS Global Finals at BlizzCon.
Despite suffering such an improbable defeat in the finals, sOs may have emerged from the Super Tournament as its biggest winner, clinching the sixteenth and final Global Finals spot with his runner-up performance. Before the finals, sOs had already confirmed his Global Finals spot after defeating fellow contender Solar in a semifinals deathmatch. sOs guaranteed himself at least $14,000 for qualifying for BlizzCon—more than the first place prize for the Super Tournament.
Classic's clutch display brought a close to GSL's 2018 season, where Maru won all three of the flagship Code S tournaments while Stats, Classic, and Serral won championships in short-duration events (Super Tournaments 1 & 2, and GSL vs. The World, respectively).