Both Chye Yian Hsiang and Liu Yuchen swept their quarters and found themselves matched against each other in the semis. With the assurance of a Philippines player in the finals, it was up to either them if they desired a Malaysian or a Chinese Grand Prix Champion.
Chye curved out perfectly with Anointer of Champions, Topan Freeblade and Knight of the Pilgrim's Road. Liu's start wasn't that bad but Shambling Ghoul's drawback punished him significantly in the face of two creatures with renown.
Chye Yian Hsiang quickly takes the first game, and is just another win away from advancing to the finals.
Chye Yian Hsiang 1 - Liu Yuchen 0
Despite having Pia and Kiran Nalaar, that was no match for an angry Rhino. Using a second copy of Wild Instincts to kill the Legendary creature, Liu was able to deal the killing blow with the help of Titanic Growth. That's 10 trampling damage in one fell swoop!
Liu Yuchen ties things up with a 10/10 Rhino!
Chye Yian Hsiang 1 -Liu Yuchen 1
Eyeblight Assassin was used to kill a Thopter but Liu was in deep trouble. Unless he found a solution to Iroas's Champion, he would be forced to chump every turn. Thankfully, Shambling Ghoul was able to survive the 6/6 Soldier after being boosted by Titanic Growth.
However, the game was pretty easy for Chye, who simply re-equipped Sigil of Valor to another creature, recreating another 5/5. Liu double blocked, hoping to find Conclave Naturalists to put an end to the madness.
Now that Liu had a completely empty board against a pair of renowned Topan Freeblade, it was only a matter of time for Chye to seal the deal. He was still holding the Enshrouding Mist and Chandra's Fury that would guarantee Liu's demise.
Chye Yian Hsiang 2 - Liu Yuchen 1
Chye Yian Hsiang defeats Liu Yuchen and advances to the finals where he will play against Jan Ang for the title!