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A convincing 3:0 sweep grant Newbee the Galaxy Battles Championship title

Posted by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani at 18 June 2017 08:45

Newbee claim the Galaxy Battles Championship title and most likely secure their TI7 invite with a compelling 3:0 victory over Planet Odd.

Set amid a backdrop of cheerleaders, dancers and between game entertainment, the Grand Finals were played out between the two frontrunners and expected contenders.

Newbee had consistently been showing their A game - taking Zotac Cup championship title on the first of June and taking top three podium finishes in several premier events.

With two disappointing finishes - 9-16th at Kiev Major and then 7-8th at EPICENTER 2017, Planet Odd had been struggling to claim a stake on any LAN event to ensure them a spot on Valve's short list of invites.

Both teams had much on the line in the witching hour before TI7 invites would be issued. Newbee's execution and on point decision making have been fundamental keys to their success throughout the entire tournament. Diversifying their draft and keeping a step ahead of their opponents always, Newbee proved they are deserving of an invite to TI7.

Game 1

vs
Newbee lineup

The Dire

KAKA Sand King Sand King
Faith Disruptor Disruptor
uuu9 Juggernaut Juggernaut
kpii Underlord Underlord
Sccc Dragon Knight Dragon Knight
Bans:
Nature's Prophet Bristleback Omniknight Legion Commander Death Prophet
Planet Odd lineup

The Radiant

Night Stalker Night Stalker MiSeRy-
Crystal Maiden Crystal Maiden Saksa
Puck Puck MoonMeander
Clinkz Clinkz Resolut1on
Invoker Invoker w33
Bans:
Drow Ranger Batrider Sven Dark Seer Templar Assassin

The first game of the series saw an Underlord pick up by Newbee, which played heavily into the course and outcome. The match was a bit of a roller coaster ride, with peaks and valleys, sharp turns and a swift surge towards the end. In the span of the final four minutes, Planet Odd's networth plummeted over 14k gold and Newbee accelerated right to victory.

Game 2

vs
Newbee lineup

The Radiant

KAKA Earth Spirit Earth Spirit
Faith Crystal Maiden Crystal Maiden
uuu9 Sven Sven
kpii Underlord Underlord
Sccc Lina Lina
Bans:
Bristleback Keeper of the Light Gyrocopter Warlock Dragon Knight
Planet Odd lineup

The Dire

Sand King Sand King MiSeRy-
Nature's Prophet Nature's Prophet MoonMeander
Winter Wyvern Winter Wyvern Saksa
Razor Razor Resolut1on
Storm Spirit Storm Spirit w33
Bans:
Drow Ranger Night Stalker Batrider Ember Spirit Queen of Pain

As if the thrill and excitement of the first match wasn't enough, the second match was just as riveting, keeping fans on the edge of their seats until the last moments. Once again, Planet Odd had relinquished their advantage in the final five minutes with the game and networth surging into Newbee's favor to the tune of over 10k. Xu "Moogy" Han and Song "Sccc" Chun continue to put their talent and standout performances on the line for the team.

Game 3

vs
Newbee lineup

The Dire

Sccc Juggernaut Juggernaut
Faith Crystal Maiden Crystal Maiden
KAKA Clockwerk Clockwerk
kpii Centaur Warrunner Centaur Warrunner
uuu9 Terrorblade Terrorblade
Bans:
Bristleback Keeper of the Light Invoker Drow Ranger Faceless Void
Planet Odd lineup

The Radiant

Nyx Assassin Nyx Assassin MiSeRy-
Nature's Prophet Nature's Prophet MoonMeander
Oracle Oracle Saksa
Queen of Pain Queen of Pain w33
Huskar Huskar Resolut1on
Bans:
Night Stalker Sand King Underlord Dragon Knight Shadow Fiend

By the third game, Underlord had become a priority ban against Newbee after running it twice in a row with success both times. With their backs against the wall and their tournament lives on the line, Planet Odd set out with their strongest performance of the series so far. Unfortunately for the North American based team, a Huskar pick and their resolve to step up their performance wasn't enough to stave off a defeat and elimination in the end.

Galaxy Battles LAN prize distribution:

1st Place: $69,000 - Newbee
2nd Place: $22,500 - Planet Odd
3rd Place: $18,000 - TnC
4th Place: $13,500 - Mousesports
5/6th Place: $9,000  - iG.Vitality/ViCi Gaming
7/8th Place: $4,500 - Infamous/HappyFeet

 

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