Dark claimed the final trophy of the 2019 GSL season, mauling a series of Korean StarCraft luminaries on his way to the Super Tournament 2 championship. After impressive victories against Maru, Stats, and soO in the bracket, Dark concluded his run with a dominating 4-0 against TY in the grand finals.
While Zerg's late-game power has become a topic of fierce debate—with Brood Lord-Infestor receiving much scorn—Dark's play seemed to ask "why wait until the late game to win?" Dark's early-game attacks were as deadly as ever, as was his cheese defense against a cannon-rush from Stats and proxy-barracks from TY. Particularly notable was his use of mass hydra-ling-bane against TY and Maru, where the throwback unit composition still proved to be strong enough to overpower Korea's top two Terrans.
The Super Tournament victory confirmed Dark's place as the #1 seed from the WCS Korea region, a well-earned result in a year where he won his first GSL Code S title and also reached the Code S top four on two other occasions.
The finals sweep was a deflating end to an otherwise entertaining tournament run from TY, who demonstrated the potential of mech in TvP against both PartinG And herO. Still, he may have ended up earning himself more than just the runner-up prize of 5,000,000 KRW. His 2nd place performance gave him enough points to over take Dear as #9 in the WCS Korea standings, one spot outside of the WCS Global Finals cutoff. TY is now immediately in line to replace Classic (#3), should Classic forfeit his spot as a result of being denied international travel permission by the Korean military (announcement pending). Otherwise, the WCS Korea standings have been finalized with the conclusion of Super Tournament 2.
The sixteen (or seventeen) Global Finalists now look ahead to the group stage of the WCS Global Finals, which is set to begin on October 24th at the AfreecaTV studio in Seoul.