Serral dominates, becomes first non-Korean to win the WCS

Joona “ Serral ” Sotala came into the Starcraft II World Championship Series (WCS) Global Finals as a clear favorite after he went undefeated during the tournament’s opening week.

He did not disappoint as he capped off his incredible run by beating Kim “ Stats ” Dae Yeob, 4-2, in the finals at Blizzcon.

Serral began his historic run by breezing through the initial group stage and sweeping the likes of Kim “ sOs ” Yoo Jin and Ju “ Zest ” Seong Wuk to advance to the tournament’s playoffs.

He came surging in with a 3-0 domination of Park “ Dark ” Ryung Woo in the opening round and then advanced to the grand finals by beating Lee “ Rogue ” Byung Ryul, 3-1.

Meanwhile, many anticipated an eventual finals showdown between him and Cho “ Maru ” Seong Ju, currently the second-best player in SC2.

Serral became famous for his hyper-efficient and perfectly-timed style of play, able to coordinate attacks or defenses in multiple places all while maximizing his economy.

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