Quarterfinalists emerge as playoffs conclude
The Philippines continue to show a good performance in GEST securing themselves 4 out of 8 slots in the quarterfinals. Malaysian team Orange also make it through and will face iZone will face MSIEvoGT while Dreamz are set to face Mineski.
The first streamed game of the day was an all-pinoy showdown. It was iZone who truimphed against their countrymen, winning in a convincing manner. A solo-mid Axe took control of the middle-lane and prevented Santino's Beastmaster from asserting any lane-presence at all. Despite having decent farm on their Morphling Pacific were unable to stand up to the tankiness of Axe coupled with decent right-click power from Weaver. Poor positioning led to consecutive 4-0 teamfights in favour of iZone in the mid-game and gave them enough momentum to take out two sets of raxes and booked their spot in the quarterfinals.
iZone will face defending champions MSIEvoGT.
Malaysian team Orange have set up a quarterfinal clash with compatriots Invasion Red after they beat Thai underdogs TellMeWhy in their playoff match. An upset was never on the cards as Orange showed their wealth of experience and closed out the match.
Orange will face Invasion Red in the quarterfinals.
The surprise of the tournament so far, SVR_ES, an unknown qualifier from Cambodia were unable to continue their string of upsets and fell to Ledion Dreamz in the other playoff match. In a relatively close game, Dreamz just managed to edge out their opponents and halt the minnows unlikely run in the competition. A triple kill by JulZ Windrunner tied the game up for the Filippinos.
Julz will face up against his former team-mates as Dreamz next opponents are none other than Mineski PColor. This enticing match-up will be stream by our resident caster David "GodZ" Parker so stay tuned.
Badburn ended the run of Vietnamese qualifiers TinhYeh DotA, who caused quite a stir when they showed impressive performances to move on from the group stages but alas, it was not the be as the more well-known Fillipino team ended the fairytale run from the Vietnamese.
Badburn are set to face Ritter ART in the quarters.