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2019 Global StarCraft II League Season 3: Code S Final Odds & Pick: Rogue vs Trap

Matthew Hempstead

by Matthew Hempstead in eSports

Sep 24, 2019 · 9:23 AM PDT

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Rogue's post-game interview after defeating Dark in the Semifinals. Photo By @PeaceMirai (Twitter).
  • The GSL Season 3: Code S Final features a matchup between surprise finalists, Rogue and Trap
  • Pre-tournament favorites, Maru and Dark, were both eliminated in the semifinals by Trap and Rogue respectively
  • The final best-of-seven takes place on September 28th from the FreecUP Studio in Gangnam

On September 28th, the GSL Season 3: Code S will come to an end as Rogue takes on Trap in the grand finals. Not only will the winner get their first GSL title, but they’ll also receive a seed at the WCS Global Finals.

Rogue vs. Trap Odds

Team Odds
Rogue -150
Trap EVEN

*Odds taken 09/23/19

Back-to-Back GSL Finals for Trap

Going all the way back to July, it looked like Trap’s tournament might end in the round of 32. He had lost a match to Solar before being taken to match point by Patience. He was able to hold on, and after the scare of being eliminated early, Trap found himself in the final. Following the round of 32, Trap had odds of +1500 of winning GSL Season 3.

His near early exit clearly affected his odds but the GSL Season 2 finalist managed to regain his form. In the round of 16, Trap won his group with wins over Terran players TY and Cure.

He then swept aside KeeN in the quarterfinals before getting his most impressive win of the tournament in the semifinals. Maru was the clear tournament favorite after he won four straight GSL Code S Finals. Even with that insane record, Trap managed to knock him out of the tournament with a 4-1 victory.

Rogue’s Surprise Finals Berth

Rogue’s appearance in the finals of GSL Season 3 might be even more surprising. His most recent tournament victory came all the way back at the IEM Season XII World Championship back in March of 2018. Since then Rogue’s best finish was 3rd at the Global Finals in November 2018.

He hasn’t been someone who constantly challenges for first, and yet he’s one match away from a GSL title in his very first GSL finals. Just like Trap, Rogue was at +1500 odds to win after the round of 32. Even with those odds, Rogue seamlessly won his group in the round of 16, before surviving his best of five against Zest in the quarterfinals.

His last roadblock to the finals was another Starcraft II legend in Dark. Dark was the GSL Season 2: Code S winner but he was toppled in quick fashion by Rogue. After losing the first game, Rogue won four consecutive to lock up his spot in the finals.

Rogue is the slight favorite entering the finals but I would place my money on Trap. Ever since the round of 32, Trap has been incredibly dominant and his win over Maru should hold a lot of value. The concern is that he’s going up against a Zerg player in Rogue. Trap only faced one Zerg player this tournament, and he ended up losing that match. Still, that was back in the round of 32 and clearly Trap has stepped up his game.

Pick: Trap (EVEN)

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