1. Finals are tonight! (I'll be sleeping)
2. Season 3 qualifiers happened, notable results:
- Some guys we haven't heard from in ages qualified: Super (Protoss, formerly Vampire; his last tournament appearance was 2017), and Bomber, Taeja, and Dream (all of whom went to the military and hadn't been in a GSL since 2016)
- Scarlett and Special qualified repping foreigners
And it starts with a bang with perhaps the most compelling of all the groups, Group A.
Alive is no slouch, and PartinG got pretty deep last season, but I think the smart money has to be on Special and Rogue
Seems like each group has at least 3 guys that I really like. Group E has a laughably easy path for Maru, and I've always liked Impact, because he lived in Atlanta for a while with Polt... but it's tough to pit him against TY AND Maru to advance
I'm also looking forward to Group H. Taeja blast from the past, was Patience for real? Is Trap really the best or 2nd-best Protoss alive? Tune in to find out!
Creighton only did one of the 3 groups so far and it was the only group that I actually watched all the games. Rapid was obnoxiously loud and distracting while noregret was just obnoxious to the point that he made artosis much worse as well. I know barely anyone watches BW any more but I thought Cadenzie did a very good job filling in for the 2nd day of ASL as well.