He’s been so close so often. Here’s the moment so many have long awaited for: Eo “soO” Yoon Soo is your 2019 IEM Katowice champion!
In a nail-biting comeback, soO finally won a premier tournament by finishing first at IEM Katowice 2019, defeating Kim “Stats” Dae Yeob 4-2. soO took home the $150,000 first place prize and a slot to 2019 WCS Global Finals.
Historically, soO has crumbled under that kind of pressure, but he went on to win four straight maps and win his first title after six years of chasing them. Besides breaking the “silver-surfer” curse, soO’s 2019 Katowice win is even more impressive considering that he came all the way from the open bracket of this tournament.
“I came in to this Katowice knowing that it could potentially be my last time. […] And this is not the end for me!”