Starcraft2 GSL Grand Final: Dark v Trap Betting Preview

Adam Boothe

Friday, June 21, 2019 6:13 PM UTC

Friday, Jun. 21, 2019 6:13 PM UTC

It's rare that we take a closer look at some Starcraft2, but with the end of GSL Season2 approaching we'll get to here! Find out our betting tips for the Grand final!
<div>Early Saturday morning most of Europe will be sleeping in on their day off, but for esports fanatics we'll be up at the break of dawn to scout out the final series of the most recent GSL season. Featured will be one of the top Zerg's in the world, Dark, the top dog for his race in Korea by most estimations. On the opposite side of the server will be the challenger and justified Protoss underdog, Trap.</div><div> </div><div><p>Since the latest update to Legacy of the Void, a common talking point has been the sheer prevalence of Protoss reaching playoff stages in tournaments globally. At the GSL Super Tournament in April a full seven of the eight quarter-finalists were Protoss. This season, three of the four semi-finalists again were representing Aiur. However Dark is the one player who has stood against this patch and run rampage over them this season. Boasting a 9-1 record against world class Protoss such as Hero, Hurricane and Patience is phenomenal and shows that he is ahead of curve in terms of both preparation and execution. In the series against Hero, Dark capitalised on sloppy play even when it looked like his opponent might finally take a lead. Against Hurricane nerves definitely played a factor for the Protoss and Dark absolutely crushed him in what should have been a 4-0.</p><p>Everyone was expecting this Grand Final to be a showdown of the best current Zerg in Korea versus the best Protoss in the world, Classic. After Game 4 of Classic v Trap it looked like that was how it would go down...and then it happened. At 1-3 down, Trap stole the show. It seemed like a destiny-esque performance as his builds seemed to counter Classic. Combine that with a somewhat tilted favorite and it was the perfect storm for an upset. A fatal mistake of splitting his army while he was ahead in Game 7 led to Classic's downfall. Full respect needs to be given to Trap for capitalising and earning his first appearance in a GSL Grand Final!</p><p> </p><h2>Matchup:</h2><p>The last time these two met in best-of-five or best-of-seven series was March of 2018 when Trap knocked Dark out of IEM. Since that time Dark has had an excellent record versus the Protoss in meaningful tournament and league matches. Given Trap's solid performances against the top Zerg and recent hot form, Dark's impressive run against 'Toss impacts me less here. The value is firmly with the dog and I would give him a solid 40% approximately for the upset.</p><p>At this time not all books have lines up, but be sure to check back a little later!</p><p>-Trap (+2.5) @ 1.57 [<a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bet365</a>]</p><p>-Trap (+1.5) @ 2.37 [<a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bet365</a>]</p><p>-Trap (ml) @ 3.71 [<a href=";a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinnacle</a>]</p><p>Trap should be covering the +2.5 about 80% of the time, so if you only want to take one shot that should be the one!</p></div>
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