They faced little trouble in beating Canada's Jason Ho-Shue-Nyl Yakura 21-15, 21-12 on Tuesday to finish second in Group D. They joined group champions Mohammad Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia into the knockout round.
Earlier in the day, Ahsan-Hendra had done them a big favour by defeating South Korea's Seo Seung-jae-Choi Solgyu 21-12, 19-21, 21-18.
A straight-game win for the Koreans could have triggered a countback as the rule states that ranking will be established based on points difference, should all three pairs finish with the same match wins and games difference.
Aaron-Wooi Yik will learn who they play later in the last eight after a fresh draw is conducted.
Except for Ahsan-Hendra, they can meet any one of these three group champions - world No. 1 Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo-Marcus Fernaldi Gideon of Indonesia from Group A; Hiroyuki Endo-Yuta Watanabe of Japan (Group B); and China's Li Junhui-Liu Yuchen (Group C).