Two other foreigners qualified for the main tournament but both were eliminated as well. IEM Cologne runner-up Gregory 'IdrA' Fields also made it to the round of 32 but was defeated by Soo Jeon 'AngelGirl' Young in one of the best matches of the tournament so far. The relatively unknown Torch suffered a similar fate, winning fans with his battle crusier rush, but ultimately bowing out in the first round.
Despite the lack of Western players interest in the tournament will surely grow as the final draws ever nearer. Ex-SK WC3 player Hyeong Ju 'Check' Lee is looking to swarm his way to victory after showing some exceptional performances so far. Whether or not he can swim through the sea of protoss and terran remains to be seen, as nobody truly knows who the best players are yet. GSL will go a long way to sorting that out but for the time being we just have to sit back and enjoy the show.
There will be a four day break now until the games start again. You can follow the tournament right here on SK.
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