ByuN eliminates Dear 2-0, advances to WCS Round of 8

by theScore Staff Oct 30 2016
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After a 2-0 sweep, “ByuN” Hyun Woo has eliminated Baek "Dear" Dong Jun from the 2016 WCS finals group stage. ByuN will now advance to the Top 8 bracket stage of the event.

ByuN took his two victories over Dear on Frost and Frozen Temple. He and Tobias "ShoWTimE" Sieber have now both advanced from Group C of the Global Playoffs.

Both ByuN and Dear are South Korean all-stars in the competitive StarCraft 2 scene, ByuN having recently won the Global Starcraft II League Season Two: Code S in September. Dear placed 3-4th at the same event and was coincidentally beaten out by ByuN.

The final match of the Global Playoffs will determine the last remaining seeds going into the Global Finals. It will see a showdown between Group D's Artur "Nerchio" Bloch and Mikołaj "Elazer" Ogonowski.

Olivia Da Silva is a news editor at theScore esports. She likes piña coladas, getting caught in the rain and dank no-scopes. You're eligible for free high fives if you follow her on Twitter.