Global StarCraft II League Code S Semifinals Scheduled this Week
The Global StarCraft II League Code S is scheduled to end two weeks from now, with the grand final taking place on April 14. The names of the finalists will be known much sooner, as the semifinals begin on April 3 and April 6. Dark and Maru have emerged as favourites to advance to the final, but they will face tough competitors and punters can bet on their matches at all the important bookies offering esports.
Dark is Favourite against Classic in the First Semifinal
Dark has started the Global StarCraft II League Code S in an impressive fashion, but his game cooled off in the second group stage. After being on the verge of elimination, the Zerg player has miraculously rebounded and qualified for the playoffs. He swept Bunny in three straight games and now he is also favourite to defeat Classic. His performance against Protoss players has alternated from rocksolid to mediocre, which explains the odds of 3/5 offered by.
Speaking of classic, he wasn’t given much of a chance in the quarterfinals against Rogue, but he was able to elevate his game to the highest level. He came back from the brink of defeat to win the series in five matches, after winning all the four series during the group stage. In the semi finals, he will play against a player of the same caliber, so odds of 6/5 offered byon him to prevail are quite tempting. Punters can also mitigate the risks by betting on the Protoss player to cover the +1.5 spread at odds of 4/5.
Maru is Likely to Book Last Seat into the GSL Final
Maru has dominated the Global StarCraft II League over the last couple of years, but his performance left a lot to be desired in the second group stage. The Terran played with a lot of confidence and sometimes he took unnecessary chances, which came back to bite him. Once he made it to the quarterfinals, his game has improved significantly and Maru made short work of Dear. He is now pit against another Protoss player and punters will be thrilled to see thatoffers odds of 3/5 on his victory.
Trap has defeated TY in the quarterfinals, even though he started as the underdog against the player who was undefeated in this season’s GSL. He had to overcome a lot of adversity in the group stage and qualified on both occasions as the runner-up. Trap was however able to defeat Innovation in straight games and he has the advantage of winning the only direct match against Maru. His victory occurred in February 2019, so punters who trust him to do it again will be paid at odds of 6/5 at.
Both semifinals and the grand final can be watched live on the official Twitch channel: