Lawliet on fire - Yaws answers - Mo Cup results analysis - Europe performs at Ifeng - Infi vs Romantic WCA 2016 - GCS International announced
Back from Gamescom, he gave his point of view about his forfeit at WCA Europe and WCA in general on his stream (20' and ongoing).
He then did a deep run to Gera Cup #75, reaching the semi finals after beating Remind and Agatha no less. Unfortunately he could not play the semi final against Lawliet and had to forfeit...
Lawliet won the major offline Korean tournament of the season ( Moon and Lyn did not participate), beating Focus 3-1 in Finals. First prize was about 2,200$. It is his second victory in this event. Last season,he lost in final against... Focus!
Lawliet went on to win the next Gera Cup, beating Imperius, Sonik, Yaws (forfeit) and then Lucifer, conceding only one map to Sonik.
Those last two wins made up for Lawliet disappointing performance in Mo Cup, being eliminated in the group stage after 3 draws to Romantic, Th000 and Lucifer. Th000 still in shape earnt 1500$ for his final victory 4-1 over Life. Life is confirming his rise to greatness, undefeated in the group stage (2-0 vs Remind, Yumiko and ZDR) then beating Moon, Lyn, Romantic and Infi.
Mo Cup saw the renaissance of Chinese Humans, having 4 in the last 6. Yumiko got back into shape a little bit after many early eliminations (Robam, GCS...). The Koreans did not seem very involved and lost early, but I do not believe that Lyn for instance, really tried his best.
Since Ifeng decided to cut off 50% of the total prizes, competition is less fierce. In the last 4, we meet Foggy again as well as 3 newcomers. One of them is the Russian Sheik. We could have had the 1st ever European final in Ifeng but both of them lost in semi final.
Hitten by a bamboo stick, Foggy got eliminated and earnt 3rd place. Tournament was won by an unknown Chinese orc whose name means "No Way". No way!
To be noticed a small Korean Cup won by Focus against a new unknown n90, that took out Lucifer, Agatha and Believe!
Infi and Romantic will battle Saturday for a spot at WCA! Infi won 2-1 their last face off this weekend during Mo Cup. May the Best Human wins!
Save the dates! September 17th and 18th will be held the International Qualifiers for GCS. I hope many will participate (if they are free to go to the playoffs and to go to China in December of course!) -> :)