The present top-ranked team at the Dota Guru Circuit appeared rock solid all the way through classes and took care of business against a harmful Evil Geniuses squad at the first round of the playoffs. In the same way, LGD went almost undefeated in their group and bested Vici Gaming to accomplish the next round.
Both groups were prepared to really go at each other in full advantage. In other words, until it had been declared that Alexei”Solo” Berezin the captain of Virtus, was likely to be kept from this contest as a result of acute flu-like symptoms.
Solo being maintained was accompanied by another intriguing statement, which Virtus’ trainer Arsenij”ArsZeeqq” Usov was likely to be stepping to the active roster to assist his team contend. That movement looked like it was going to hurt Virtus’ opportunity at advancing in the top bracket, but didn’t wind up being the situation.
Both teams were quite aggressive early on, choosing off each other as the laning phase continued to grow. It stayed for the majority of the game, but LGD suffered from lots of the transactions that they made during those group struggles, allowing Virtus build a little momentum.
The game went on for more than 50 minutes, going down to the very last minutes as LGD failed to shield their past few constructions and Virtus secured the first win of the sequence.
Game two seemed promising at the first phase for LGD, but Virtus had been seeking to lure them into conflicts from the beginning. It required about half of the game to get items to strike and if they did the strain Virtus put on LGD since they kept yanking them into battles was extreme.
Having a 44-24 benefit, Virtus walked away with all the 2-0 success after a masterful execution during mid-game. After the match, ArsZeeqq posted about his ideas on having to measure it.
The last match of the afternoon pit that the streaking EHOME from the constantly sound Team Secret.
Secret started with a dominating performance, never letting EHOME construct any sort of staying power as they blasted them from their gates. It had been 18-8 in kills and 7-1 in towers obtained at the conclusion of the game, providing Secret a simple 1-0 lead.
Rather than panicking, EHOME wrote themselves before match two started, then proceeded to provide Secret the battle of their life.
From the beginning, EHOME came out and forced secret into enjoying with a slower, more unforgettable match — something Secret was not seeking to do. It ended up supporting the Chinese group command the laning stage and maintain good placement moving in the game.
Secret played behind for nearly the whole match, but that did not prevent them from performing where they had to so as to get themselves back into the match. EHOME did not react to Secret sticking despite the problem and ended buckling at the last minutes of a close match and falling the collection.
With that success, Secret secured their place at the top bracket finals–in which they’ll face Virtus at a rematch from the top bracket finals and grand finals of The Kuala Lumpur Major. A rematch which might well determine the positions going ahead in the DPC because of Virtus being rated first and Secret sitting second.
This rematch will not occur until Jan. 25, but Vici Gaming and Chaos Esports Club play Jan. 22 at 8pm CT to begin another day of contest.