It’s no surprise to anyone who’s been following StarCraft in the recent months, Joona “Serral” Sotala, the Finish phenom, is eyeing another win at a WCS qualifying event. The run for Serral shows a certain dominance over the region that only a few before him have ever achieved.
The 3-0 win over Grzegorz “MaNa” Komincz sends Serral into the finals awaiting the winner of Snute and Mashamar. Serral already has a win over Namashar in this event, as Serral won the group of death, taking the win in the zerg mirror match. It’s been a smooth, easy ride for Serral up to this point.
Currently sitting at 10-1 in overall map total, it’s tough to see one of the remaining players giving Europe’s best an actual test. His play has put him in the pantheon of the worlds best and has separated himself from the rest of Europe. 2018 has more-or-less been a long run for Serral, as he’s just coming off a win at WCS Austin.
From here on, he will face a Zerg player. A matchup he’s undoubtedly strong at but has shown more struggle as compared to Protoss or Terran. As Rotterdam put it earlier on the broadcast, “he doesn’t lose,” so it’s safe to assume who the heavy favorite will be regardless of the matchup.