Starcraft 2 2022 GSL Season 1: Code S Playoff qualifiers

Following a shocking west-dominated IEM Katowice, we are about to see the end of a far larger and longer event. 2022 Global StarCraft II League Season 1: Code S is in its last stage before the penultimate finals. Players who manage to get out of this Round of 6 qualifier will face off in the grand finals of Season 1.

As a result, the GSL is one of the most significant competitions for players throughout the year. Winning the event nearly guarantees a spot at the next IEM Katowice, and for the rest of the participants, every single placing counts in terms of points. Every single match in the GSL will be of the greatest calibre, and the ultimate show of micro when it comes to the RTS genre.

Let’s take a look at which players will be facing off in the Round of 6 qualifiers and schedule.

Format & Schedule for Round of 6

What is round of 6?

  • Players in 2nd place play each other and the winner advances to the Playoffs.
  • Players in 3rd place play each other and the loser is eliminated.
  • Loser of "2nd vs 2nd Match" and Winner of "3rd vs 3rd Match" play each other and the winner advances to the Playoffs.
  • All matches are Bo5.


2nd vs 2nd (Bo5)

  • Rogue vs. Creator (April 25, 2022 - 11:30 CEST)

3rd vs 3rd (Bo5)

  • RagnaroK vs. DRG (April 25, 2022 - 12:45 CEST)

Decider match

  • Loser of A2/B2 vs. Winner of A3/B3 April 25, 2022 - 14:00 CEST)

Who are the players?

Rogue is another Korean player that dominates the high-end of SC2 esports scene. He is presently associated with Dragon Phoenix Gaming and considered by many Starcraft enthusiasts to be among the best 6 players of 2021 and 2022.

He's been around at the top of the StarCraft 2 rankings in recent seasons. He has some outstanding performances among the finest StarCraft 2 players. He won the inaugural season of the Global StarCraft League in 2021, Season 2 of the Global StarCraft II League in 2020, and IEM Katowice 2020. These are among the most important competitions in the SC2 scene, and he won them comfortably.

Both DRG and RagnaroK are legends in the scene. DRG came in 3 - 4th at IEM Season VIII Singapore and 2020 Global StarCraft II League Season 2 but didn’t attend Katowice this year.

RagnaroK came in  9th​–​12th bracket from the Premier Katowice event before the start of 2022 GSL Season 1, followed by Creator who came in 21st​–​24th.