Newbee and Planet Odd to hash it out again in the Galaxy Battles Grand FInals
Only earlier this month Newbee grabbed the title at Zotac Masters - giving themselves an edge and prime position to receive the direct invite nod from Valve. Another win would solidify that prospect.
With many personalities and fans dubious about an invite for Planet Odd even with the TI6 runner up status, the North American team will be fighting tooth and nail to secure the victory and an invite to have a go at the Aegis one more time.
TnC Pro were too hot to handle yesterday, with a dominant run through the lower brackets but weren't able to keep the flames ignited today and fell into the third place slot. The SEA team will return home with $18,000.
Upper Bracket Finals
Planet Odd got a head start to the series with the first victory. Remaining in control for the majority of the match, the North American based team was carried on the back of Roman "Resolut1on" Fominok's fantastic and heavily farmed Gyrocopter. The start was everything Planet Odd could have hoped for, but they struggled to keep the upper hand heading into the remainder of the series.
Newbee lashed out hard in the second game, despite the hyped Meepo pick for Aliwi "w33" Omar. In what seemed like the blink of an eye, Newbee pummeled Planet Odd into the ground with no mercy with a perfect game from Xu "Moogy" Han and a spectacular performance by Song "Sccc" Chun on his signature Queen of Pain. In only 27 minutes, Newbee had tied up the series and headed into the deciding match.
In the decider, an even laning stage had eventually started to give way to a slight lead for Newbee, which then quickly turned into a gap that was too massive for Planet Odd to bridge. By thirty minutes, Newbee had secured their place in the Grand Finals.
Lower Bracket Finals
Planet Odd had hit a snag they weren't hoping for, having dropped into the lower brackets finals to fight for either elimination or a seat in the Grand Finals. Marc Polo "Raven" Luis Fausto and Carlo "Kuku" Palad were once again the stars of the match, topping the networth charts. TnC managed to pull off another victory and apply the pressure to Planet Odd right from the start.
Turning things around in the second game, Planet Odd worked hard to shut down the Sven early to prevent him from being able to get online and do much damage. As the pressure intensified and Planet Odd continued to further their lead, TnC started to fall apart at the seams, and eventually waved the white flag giving Planet Odd a renewed hope to still advance.
Continuing on their momentum, Planet Odd surged over TnC in the laning and early phase of the game. Not able to find the pick offs and initiation that the team needed, TnC struggled to find their footing. The Juggernaut split push started to overwhelm TnC and their hopes slipped away as Planet Odd sealed the match and series victory.
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