ViCi Gaming Eliminates Cloud9 and Moves On Lower Bracket Round 3!

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With their emphatic victory over the 3 time-Grand Finalist Na'Vi, Cloud 9 will continue their fight for glory in the Lower Bracket Round 2 against the #1 seed of the Round Robin Stage, the Chinese dominators, Vici Gaming. With so much to lose and so much to gain, no one wants to go home a loser this late in the tournament.

Upper Bracket

Round 2 - Best of 3

Lower Bracket

Round 3 - Best of 3

Round 4 - Best of 3


Cloud 9 vs. ViCi Gaming

Game 1

Draft - ViCi Gaming's lineup consists of the pushing strategy with Doom, Natures Prophet, Dazzle and Bristleback with some team fight/control with Sand King. Cloud9 wants huge magic burst and pick-off potential with pretty much all of their heroes. EternalEnvy's invoker will provide some split-push potential with the Forge spirits while still adding a Sunstrike to Cloud9's ganks. We're in for an interesting game!



Top - Batrider vs a trilane (Nature's Prophet, Dazzle and Sandking)

Middle - Ember Spirit vs Bristleback

Bottom - Trilane (Exort-Quas Invoker, Skywrath Mage and Shadow Shaman) vs Doom

1:41 FIRST BLOOD - Goes to Bone7's Batrider being very aggressive on Fenrir's Dazzle.

3:39 - Almost another kill for Batrider on Dazzle with the help of Sunstrike but Sand King comes to the rescue.

7:45 - VG abandons all lanes and goes for a 5-man push on Radiant's Tier 1 Tower while protecting their top tower.

9:43 - VG takes their second tower of the game, leaving the last hit of Radiant's top tower to Doom.

10:30 - Batrider and Shadow Shaman smoke and kill Dazzle but Sand King gets a return kill on Shadow Shaman with his new blink dagger.

10:51 - Natures Prophet gets a deny on the Bottom tower with just 4 treants.

11:38 - Doom denies VG's second tower.

12:19 - Batrider, Skywrath and Ember use all of their ults to kill Bristleback.

13:00 - Sandking uses his Epicenter on an illusion!

13:07 - VG takes the Tier 1 Mid tower with the gold going to Doom

13:49 - VG does a cheeky play and takes Roshan.

13:55 - Cloud9 attempts a push and takes the mid tower with Shadow Shaman's ult but VG kills Skywrath in the process.

14:25 - Batrider finds VG's three stack.

15:09 - VG kills Ember Spirit using Doom and transitions the kill into a push.

19:45 - VG tries to take the Tier 2 Top tower but Batride picks off Natures Prophet with his ult. HUGE FIGHT ensues with 2 casualties (Skywrath Mage and Shadow Shaman), a buy-back from Natures Prophet and the top tower going down.

23:25 - VG takes Roshan, giving the Aegis to the tanky Bristleback.

25:20 - Cloud9 takes Tier 2 Top but only seconds later, VG transitions a failed smoke gank into the bottom Tier 2.

26:00 - VG pushes for the bottom Tier 3 but Cloud9 defends it successfully with both Skywrath and Dazzle dead.

27:25 - Bristleback kills Invoker but Cloud9 kills Bristleback just seconds later.

30:00 - Failed lasso-gank on BKB-ed Natures Prophet.

30:45 - VG launches their second siege on the Bottom Tier 3 tower + Rax but Shadow Shaman and Invoker destroy Dire's Tier 3 top.

31:30HUGE FIGHT for Radiant's Bottom rax. Casualties: Batrider, Bristleback, Dazzle, SandKing. Ember Spirit buys-back during the fight. Overall, huge defense from C9!

33:44 - C9 uses a smoke to go for Roshan using Serpent Wards to kill it quickly, aegis going to Ember. But VG quickly runs to the tower, killing Invoker, Skywrath and Shadow Shaman. SandKing goes down as well.

36:40 - Invoker escapes a 4-man gank using Cold Walk! Bristleback, with the gem, comes too late.

39:30 - Big fight in the Radiant Jungle. Huge Epicenter kills Invoker, Skywrath, Ember and Batrider. 

40:00 - Invoker, Ember and Batrider buys-back to the defend the Bottom racks, ending poorly. VG 4-man team wipe with only Batrider living.

40:05 - GG! Fy's Sand King kills Batrider. C9 taps out with their Bottom racks gone and with VG transitioning to the Mid Racks.


After taking Game 1 yesterday in the Lower Bracket Round 2, ViCi Gaming come into KeyArena with their heads held high, confident in their gameplay. But, Cloud 9 has had time to rest and think about their last performance, making them a fierce contender. Will the Na'Vi-heartbreakers come out victorious or will the Chinese dominators advance to the next stage?

Cloud 9 vs. ViCi Gaming

Game 2


Draft - ViCi Gaming goes for an early-push strat with the help of Death Prophet's ult, Luna and Jakiro. But they also take some team fight potential by taking Tidehunter and Earthshaker + Death Prophet and Luna. Cloud9 responds by taking pick-off heroes such as Skywrath Mage, Bounty Hunter, Clockwerk and MEEPO! With team-fight/AOE going to VG and ganking potential ganking and split-pushing to C9, the game can go to either team.


Top - Clockwerk vs. Luna and Jakiro

Middle - Meepo vs. Death Prophet

Bottom - Doom and Skywrath Mage vs. Tidehunter 

Roaming - Bounty Hunter and Earthshaker

2:33 - VG know about Bounty Hunter's courier hunting and make the Earthshaker act as the bottle courier for Death Prophet

6:48 FIRST BLOOD- Death Prophet, Tidehunter and Earthshaker gank Doom successfully.

7:10 - Bounty Hunter kills the low hp Tidehunter with the help of Skywrath mage but VG gets return kills on both.

8:52 - Missed hook by Clockwerk but Bounty Hunter and Clock still get the kill on Luna.

9:45 - VG 4 man to take Tier 1 Mid tower.

10:05 - Clock hits his hook on Luna and gets a kill.

10:35 - Small skirmish occurs top with Death Prophet and Clockwerk dead.

12:30 - VG 5 man and take Radiant's Tier 1 Bottom tower.

13:00 - VG tries to sneak a Roshan using DP's ult but Clockwerk spots it out. C9 takes Mid Tier 1 but VG still goes for Rosh. Rosh goes to Luna and TEAM FIGHT occurs in the Rosh pit. 4 Down (only Bounty Hunter survives) for C9 but only 2 down for VG (Tide and Jakiro)

15:15 - Cloud9 gank top and TEAM WIPE  VG with only Doom dying the effort. Cloud9 continues the assault and destorys the Top Tier 2.

17:14 - VG finds Bounty Hunter in the Dire jungle and eliminates him.

19:12 - Clockwerk finds another kill on Earthshaker with the help of Doom.

21:43 - VG 5 Man to take Tier 1 and Tier 2 top.

22:07 - Meepo finds the opponent's courier!

22:30 - Cloud9 responds by taking the Bottom Tier 2.

23:54 - VG 5 mans to gank the Radiant jungle finding and killing Skywrath Mage and Meepo.

24:30 - HUGE TEAM near the Rosh pit. Buyback by Meepo. Clockwerk goes down in the struggle but C9 TEAM WIPES VG.

25:05 - C9 takes Aegis going to Meepo in spite of the buybacks from VG and HUGE FIGHT right outside of the Rosh pit. VG COUNTER TEAM WIPES C9 with only Jakiro dead.

30:57 - VG finds Skywrath on their side of the map and eliminates him.

32:30 - VG 4 mans bottom for Tier 2 but Meepo tries to defend. HUGE FIGHT ensues with a buyback from Clockwerk and a death of Clockwerk but C9 4-MAN WIPES VG with only Tidehunter alive.

33:32 - Cloud9 transition the teamwipe into the Bottom Tier 3 tower successfully but with buybacks from Death Prophet and Luna, C9 retreat.

36:50 - VG uses DP ult to take the third Rosh with Cheese going to Death Prophet and Aegis going to Luna.

40:13 - VG 5 Man to take the Mid Tier 2 Tower with no defense coming from C9.

40:51 - Refresher orbs for both Tidehunter and Doom.

42:20 - VG finds a Bounty Hunter outside of the Radiant base and turn the death into a Mid Tier 3 Tower + Racks.

43:05 - BIG TEAM FIGHT - Starts off with an incredible hook from Clock. C9 4 MAN WIPES  VG with only Earthshaker alive. Luna buys back!

43:45 - ANOTHER AMAZING HOOKSHOT! Kills Luna and a buy-backed Death Prophet in the Dire base. C9 takes bottom Tier 3 Tower and Racks. 

44:30 - Clock is keeping VG from defending the Mid Tier 3 Tower and Racks. C9 then takes MEGA CREEPS! VG kills Doom in the process.

46:10 - VG go for the GG push Mid with all 5- Heroes. Meepo goes through the bottom Dire and GOES FOR THE TIER 4 TOWERS! BASE RACE!!! C9 DO IT AND TAKE GAME 2! GG


Cloud 9 vs. ViCi Gaming

Game 3


Draft - C9 goes for a greedy pushing strat/split pushing (Luna, Shadow Shaman wards, Natures Prophet and Enigma) with some team fight potential (Brewmaster, Luna and Enigma ults). VG goes an overall solid strategy with good team fight (Earthshaker and Lich) and pick-off potential with a bit of pushing with the core Venomancer and Razor pickup. With everything on the line in this final deciding game, which team will prevail?


Top - Razor and Earthshaker vs. Luna and Shadow Shaman

Middle - Morphling vs. Brewmaster

Bottom - Venomancer vs. Natures Prophet

Jungle - Enigma


0:00 - C9 GOES FOR A LVL 1 ROSH. But VG discovers it, getting FIRST BLOOD and 3 kills on Luna, Brewmaster and Shadow Shaman from the get-go.

1:40 - VG goes another kill top on Shadow Shaman.

5:23 - VG dives the Radiant Tier 1 tower to get another kill on Shadow Shaman.

5:53 - C9 finally gets a kill on Venomancer bot with the help of Natures Prophet and Shadow Shaman.

8:25 - Razor dives the Radiant Tier 1 Top tower to try to get a kill on Luna but C9 with Enigma and Natures Prophet gets the kill on him instead.

9:12 - VG takes the Tier 1 Bot Tower but C9 gets return kills on Veno and Lich. Enigma, however, get denied in the process.

10:11 - VG takes Tier 1 Top tower.

10:29 - VG takes Tier 1 Mid tower with a 5k gold lead. VG now transitions to the Tier 2 Mid tower but C9 defends killing Razor, Earthshaker and Lich but suffers the deaths of Shadow Shaman and Brewmaster.

11:29 - Luna chases a low-hp Veno but dies from the Earthshaker stun.

12:36 - VG 3-man ganks Luna successfully.

13:01 - VG kills Natures Prophet near the Radiant Tier 2 Tower top.

13:08 - C9 takes the Dire Bottom Tier 1 Tower.

13:46 - Enigma takes the Tier 1 Tower top using his conversions.

14:37 - Morph finds Natures Prophet in the tree line and kills him.

15:07 - Razor tries to go for a kill on Brew, but gets killed instead as well as Lich.

15:30 - C9 kills Veno but cannot take Rosh anymore.

16:14 - Razor and Lich gank Luna and kill her near Dire's Top Tier 2 Tower.

18:19 - Luna, Natures Prophet and Shadow Shaman kill Razor near the downed Dire's Top Tier 1 Tower area.

18:55 - C9 kill Veno in the mid lane.

21:45 - COURIER KILL going in the favor of C9.

23:48 - VG find Shadow Shaman near the Rosh pit and eliminate him then transition to Rosh.

24:25 - Rosh goes down with Aegis going to Morphling.

24:30 - C9 responds by destorying the Top Tier 2 tower but it gets denied.

25:35 - With the Aegis, VG get the Tier 3 Mid tower but C9 instigates a TEAM FIGHT  right outside of the base. VG gets a 4 MAN WIPE with only Luna left standing but C9 does get Venomancer, Earthshaker and Lich in the process.

28:20 - VG goes for the Mid Racks, killing Brewmaster before he can ult. Brew buys-back and a TEAM FIGHT happens outside of the Dire base. VG stands their ground and kills Luna, Shadow Shaman and Enigma with no casualities on their side.

29:21 - VG goes for the Bottom Tier 3 Tower + Racks, getting it successfully. 12k gold and 8k experience is going in favor for VG.

31:25 - Morph gets a EBlade kill on Natures Prophet. C9 responds by getting kills on Veno and Earthshaker in the mid lane.

32:51 - VG gets another kill on Natures Prophet bot. Seconds later, Morphling EBlades Luna for a kill.

33:35 GG- VG goes for Top Tier 3 Tower and Racks and a TEAM FIGHT happens in the base. VG gets kills on Enigma, Luna and Natures Prophet and C9 calls the GG! 





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