The European representatives for the Global Challenge Sao Paulo have been determined. After DarK.FoRcE and Feast qualified at the end of 2011, the second and last qualifier took place Tuesday evening. Several Europan big names like Stephano, White-Ra or Socke, among others, were on the hunt for the last two European slots to Brazil.
In the end it came down to two Zerg mirror match-ups between Russian Slivko and German XlorD in the first semi-final and Swiss biGs and Norwegian Snute. XlorD, who had already kicked out Sjow and HasuObs out of the qualifier, was victorious once more and secured his spot to Sao Paulo. Slivko still showed an impressive performance with wins over DieStar and Stephano in the previous rounds.
Snute, whom TeamLiquid recently named one of the "Players to Watch in 2012", was not able to stop mousesports player biGs, who will be the first ever player from Switzerland to participate in a Global Challenge.
Meanwhile the North American Final Qualifier saw its first day of matches and at the moment viOlet and Axslav are the first two players to advance to the semis. Each of them is still waiting for an opponent and there will be plenty of action in the Winner- and Loserbracket when the qualifier continues on Thursday. The top four of this qualifier will advance to Sao Paulo.