With day one on it's last legs the results for group C and D have been unveiled. Although perhaps objectively the competition was less interesting than the first groups of the day some minor upsets have managed to leak into the competition.
The third group of the day had Ret, Real, Happy and Incontrol in the battle for the two contending spots in the next round. The group ended in a three-way tie for the top 3, a lottery scenario at best. With iNcontroL losing all his games and the remaining players going 2-1 it was down to map score to see who advanced. In these conditions it was possible for Happy to pull of a relative upset, continuing with the ret to the next stages while Type.ReaL, an HSC veteran, was left to pick up the pieces. This was kind of a lucky break for Happy, as even though he had earned his spot it was mainly because of a PvP in which ReaL lost one map. That doesn't however mean Happy shouldn't be pleased with his results, as with Kas out of the equation because of visa problems all the Empire's burden now rest on the shoulders of Happy, who hasn't had the chance to gather the amount of experience Kas has.
SaSe sporting his ever so fashionable head gear.
Equally to group C in group D the results were pretty straight forward. SaSe and DIMAGA were able to clench onto clear victories in their group to take a respective first and second place finish, securing them a spot in the top16. On the receiving end of the losses were the German combo DarKFoRcE and GoOdy. Both of them had pretty slim chances of advancing, with all due respect, considering SaSe and DIMAGA have loads more experience and perhaps even better orgs to back them up. However what could perhaps be seen as unexpected is the limited fight that GoOdy put up in his losses. The ESC-Icybox player went out without winning a single map, something which is quite uncommon considering GoOdy is known for his somewhat methodical and accurate style of play. Looking at the winners, SaSe has proven us wrong by showing his European match-up is still solid as can be with only 1 map loss against second placer DIMAGA, who himself has expectations to uphold after not only his recent DreamHack achievement but also his former HSC results.
So with some mixed results on day one of the Homestory Cup the exciting news is that tomorrow will not only feature more StarCraft, but also a first glimpse of video content including a video tour of the venue, something that will blow your mind, guaranteed!
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