ASUS ROG SUMMER '19
HELSINKI EXHIBITION AND CONVENTION CENTRE
THU 1st - SAT 3rd AUGUST
Announcing the second batch of invites and qualified players for the ASUS ROG Summer 2019 StarCraft II Tournament, taking place in Helsinki on August 1-3, 2019.
So far we have revealed three Zerg invites, but now we’re excited to announce the participation of two powerful Terrans who will join the battle against the Swarm in Helsinki on August 1-3. Welcome to ASUS ROG Summer 2019, GuMiho and SpeCial!
Koh Byung-jae, playing under the name GuMiho, has been amongst the top Terrans in the world for years. He is an absolute veteran of the game, having competed in the GSL since 2010. Coined the “Towel Terran” due to playing with a towel over his hand, his playstyle is as unique as his nickname. Against the hometown hero Serral, the Korean Terran suffered a narrow defeat this year at IEM Katowice, but GuMiho is still 3-2 in matches against the Finn, proving to be a dangerous opponent for anyone on his path.
Hailing from Mexico, Juan Carlos Tena Lopez is SpeCial in the StarCraft II scene. Time after time has he been the sole hope of Terrans outside of Korea, managing to climb higher in premier tournaments than his colleagues in Europe or North America. In May this year he made his first appearance in the WCS Circuit finals after a total of five semi-final losses since 2017. But of course, Serral was there to greet him in the grand final of WCS Spring, ending SpeCial’s run in second place and leaving him yearning for a new opportunity to balance the scales against the Finnish phenom. Let’s hope we get to see their rematch in Helsinki!
The online qualifiers for ASUS ROG Summer 2019 were held during July 4-7 and awarded a spot in the tournament for 23 players in total. Eleven players advanced from the EU server qualifiers, eight from the American server qualifier and four from the Korean server. The list below includes all the players that managed to grab a spot for themselves. Congratulations to all that made it! Based on this roster alone, the main tournament is absolutely stacked!
EU Server Qualifier #1 - July 4
EU Server Qualifier #2 - July 5
AM Server Qualifier - July 6
KR Server Qualifier - July 7
Read more about the tournament from the event page.
Picture of GuMiho - Global StarCraft II League, Afreeca TV, 2018
Picture of SpeCial - Blizzard, 2018
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