Yesterday was a day full of drama in dota 2, marked with tiebrakers in two regions ( TnC, Fnatic, Execration)sea region and (Team Secret, Fantastic 5, Escape gaming) eu region.
SEA team Fnatic failed in their trip to get a direct invite as that invite goes to Demon and his new team TnC, coming out from the open qualifiers to get a direct invite to international – that’s pretty big guys.
But as well as TnC the other two team that qualified are also from the open qualifiers – Team Secret and Evil Geniuses, so yes we can say that this is the year of the “underdogs”.
White fries, Fnatic, Execration and WG unity are the teams that are playing the playoffs for the second invite from the region.
Escape gaming, Alliance, Ad Finem and Fantastic 5 are the teams that are playing the playoffs for the second invite of the EU region
CompLexity, FDL, Digital Chaos, Void boys are the teams that are playing the playoffs for the second invite of the US region
Wings is the team that is holding for now the 1st place from China but there are 4 games that need to be played still so don’t miss the show and watch them.
After a long day, we could say that that was one crazy day. In the recent months the most solid and consistent team- Liquid has not dropped a single game against most of the other teams, but yesterday was a crazy day they drop 2 games to VEGA the team that was lost in the previous month or two. Vega battled their way through the upper bracket finals with Alliance and who would have ever thought that Vega will finish top seed of group A, simply amazing performance from them at this tournament they battle for spot at the international but most important is that they are real threat to the other teams for winning this ESL and winning it as outsiders.
In group B, it can be said that it was a pretty ordinary day the two favorites won and OG claim the top seed of the group. They fought pretty easily against Na’Vi and against CompLexity with not much effort it can be said they won every single game and not dropping once. COL on the other hand won 2:1 against VP, it turned out that Limmp’s Alchemist and Chessie’s Lifestealer were too much for VP to handle.
Follow the matches today live : Fnatic – Liquid (0:1 current result)
Liquid took game one after pretty one sided game where Matumbaman and Fata crushed their opponents. Game two is just starting.
Winner of Liquid – Fnatic plays Alliance in the lower bracket finals.
Na’Vi – Virtus Pro 13:30cet
Winner plays against CompLexity
The Manila Major is just over and yet there is another test standing in front of the teams and it is one of the best tournament for dota 2 there is and it is called ESL One Frankfurt.
Eight teams are set and ready to compete for direct invite for TI6. And everything is starting so fast only 5 days after the Manila major and by fast we mean super sonic fast, the tournament is starting in 1 hour from now.
The first battles in ESL ONE Frankfurt are between Alliance – Fnatic and the Manila major 2nd place Team Liquid – Vega.
In this group A the favorites are Liquid and Fnatic but for sure Vega and Alliance won’t give up that easily and will cause them problem and hopefully even make a miracle and beat them.
The second group the first duel is starting at 13:45(cet) where OG(manila major winners) will play against Na’Vi and Complexity – Virtus Pro.
Virtus Pro have had a particularly rough few months as a team, and as a result of some subpar performances their chances to appear on LAN have been drying up. Fortunately for them, LGD Gaming‘s withdrawal has gifted them a chance for excellent practice ahead of the Regional Qualifiers for TI6.
The reason given by ESL for their withdrawal was “health reasons within the team”, and the hosts of the ESL One Frankfurt wished them a speed recovery.
Virtus Pro came third in the European Qualifiers behind Vega and Navi – who both qualified – making them fair replacement. They will however be playing without Ilya ‘AlohaDance’ Korobkin, whose visa is currently still pending. Maurice ‘KheZu’ Gutmann from No Diggity will play in his place for at least the group stage, if not for the whole tournament should AlohaDance’s visa application prove unsuccesful.