Zest wins 2022 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 1

The 2022 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 1 has ended. Joo "Zest" Sung-wook became the champion after an incredible grand final.

Zest's tremendous performance against many strong opponents was admirable. He won $10,000 with this title.

Zest eliminated strong opponents and reached the grand final

Facing Classic for the first time, Zest won 3-2 and advanced to the quarterfinals. Zest, who did not have a very comfortable encounter in the quarterfinals, managed to eliminate Bunny 3-2. His opponent in the semifinals was Maru. Eliminating Maru was one of the important hurdles on his way to the championship with a 3:1 victory.

Dark's bright path to the final

Dark made it to the final with a much better performance than Zest. He eliminated both GuMiho and ByuN comfortably with a score of 3-0. Also in the semifinals, he won 3-1 against Zoun.

Credit: AfreecaTV eSports

2022 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 1 grand final

Dark started the big final fight of the duo ahead. Even though Zest won two maps in a row, bringing the score to 2-1, Dark evened the score. The same loop was repeated in the next two games bringing the score to 3:3. As a result of such a competitive grand final, Zest became the champion of 2022 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 1.

Prize pool

Place Player Team USD Seed
1st Zest Dragon Phoenix Gaming $10,000 2022 GSL S1
2nd Dark Dragon Phoenix Gaming $5,000 2022 GSL S1
3rd-4th Maru Team NV $2,250 2022 GSL S1
Zoun Alpha X
5th-8th Bunny Team NV $1,250 -
herO Dragon Phoenix Gaming
ByuN Shopify Rebellion
Creator Team NV
9th-16th Classic Alpha X $750 -
Rogue Dragon Phoenix Gaming
Armani Freecs
Trap Freecs
Dream Good Game Gaming
GuMiho PSISTORM Gaming
Solar KaiZi Gaming
Cure Dragon Phoenix Gaming


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