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Team Liquid and Team Secret rematch in Grand Finals of DreamLeague Season 8 Major

Posted by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani at 03 December 2017 13:00


Photo courtesy of EPICENTER

Team Liquid crushed Evil Geniuses in a 2:0 sweep to advance into the Grand Finals of DreamLeague Season 8 Major. 

Team Liquid's dominant run was cut short and the TI7 champions were relegated to the lower brackets after being bested 2:1 by Team Secret in the Upper Bracket finals.

Evil Geniuses had once again proved they were still the Lower Bracket kings. After being dropped to the Lower Brackets also by Team Secret in a 2:0 sweep of the Quarter Finals, they stomped through Infamous, upset Virtus.pro, and crushed Na'Vi - all without losing a single match.

Both teams were seeking to exact revenge on Team Secret in a rematch and chasing a championship title at the end.

Game One

vs
Team Liquid lineup

The Radiant

GH Earth Spirit Earth Spirit
KuroKy- Winter Wyvern Winter Wyvern
MinD_ContRoL Clockwerk Clockwerk
Matumbaman Viper Viper
Miracle- Phantom Lancer Phantom Lancer
Bans:
Elder Titan Bane Omniknight Medusa Drow Ranger Tinker
Evil Geniuses lineup

The Dire

Shadow Demon Shadow Demon Fear
Sand King Sand King Cr1t-
Batrider Batrider Universe
Luna Luna Arteezy
Puck Puck SumaiL
Bans:
Tiny Lone Druid Razor Lycan Morphling Terrorblade

The game started off relatively even but started to transition into Team Liquid's favor slowly and surely. Mid game was pretty passive as Evil Geniuses didn't really accomplish much while Team Liquid were busy farming. Eventually, the NA team didn't have enough damage and paired with a few missteps, Team Liquid were able to overwhelm them in the team fights and pushing. With this type of advantage and power, Liquid began to snowball and took the first match with relative ease.

Game Two

vs
Team Liquid lineup

The Radiant

KuroKy- Ancient Apparition Ancient Apparition
GH Night Stalker Night Stalker
Matumbaman Venomancer Venomancer
MinD_ContRoL Abaddon Abaddon
Miracle- Morphling Morphling
Bans:
Bane Elder Titan Omniknight Lycan Medusa Viper
Evil Geniuses lineup

The Dire

Winter Wyvern Winter Wyvern Fear
Slardar Slardar Cr1t-
Tidehunter Tidehunter Universe
Anti-Mage Anti-Mage Arteezy
Queen of Pain Queen of Pain SumaiL
Bans:
Earth Spirit Lone Druid Tiny Batrider Clockwerk Sven

Coming out in the second game Team Liquid started out strong and aggressive. Even early on, EG were not able to stop the Morphling from pushing forward or kill him. Playing so fast at an incredible tempo, Liquid started to run away with the lead and not allow for EG to get online with their heroes or items. 18 minutes in Team Liquid took a full set of barracks and had a 14k gold lead. Unrelenting in a quest for a Major championship, Miracle ended the game in a Rampage in less than 20 minutes total.

Upper Bracket

Round 1

BO3
Virtus.Pro
2
Na`Vi
1
Liquid
2
Fnatic
0
Secret
2
EG
0
Newbee
2
Infamous
0

Round 2

BO3
Virtus.Pro
1
Liquid
2
Secret
2
Newbee
0

Round 3

BO3
Liquid
1
Secret
2

Lower Bracket

Round 1

BO3
Na`Vi
2
Fnatic
1
EG
2
Infamous
0

Round 2

BO3
Newbee
1
Na`Vi
2
Virtus.Pro
0
EG
2

Round 3

BO3
Na`Vi
0
EG
2

Round 4

BO3
Liquid
2
EG
0

Final

BO5
Secret
3
Liquid
0

QUICKPOLL

Who will win DreamLeague Season 8 Major?


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