DAC Day 1 - MVP.Phoenix takes down Newbee, LGD scores first Chinese victory

Dota 2 Sovann “Skim” Kim

Check out our recap of the Wildcard playoffs here.

ROUND 1

MVP.Phoenix vs. NewBee: 1-0

The first round of the groupstage sees the first upset as well! Korean team MVP.Phoenix slay the TI4 champions NewBee with their signature Warlock! 

Invictus Gaming vs. LGD-Gaming: 1-0

A smart draft by iG with an all ranged line-up together with a Drow Ranger and a weak performance by LGD secure iG their first victory.

TongFu vs. Rave: 0-1

Rave crush their Chinese adversaries with an aggressive and teamfight orientated line-up, giving them no space to catch a break.

 

ROUND 2

Vici Gaming vs. Evil Geniuses: 0-1

Both teams picked unusual drafts, as Vici opted for a midlane Dazzle and EG relied on a carry Lone Druid. EG's draft worked out a lot better and quickly gained the upper hand and left no doubt about their victory.

Cloud 9 vs. HyperGloryTeaM: 1-0

The North-American representative takes down Wildcard team HGT with an aggressive style. A dual-offlane with Omniknight and Batrider give the Chinese a hard time and the coordination from C9 secure them the first victory.

CDEC-Gaming vs. EHOME: 1-0

A lot of back and forth ensued after EHOME gained an early lead but CDEC fought their way back and proved to be superior in both teamfights and map presence.

 

ROUND 3

Big God vs. Team Secret: 0-1

A stale game in which Secret took objective after objective, while Big God tried to avoid direct encounters. Despite a 4-man Echo and RP, Big God could not take down the tanky line-up of Secret.

Rave vs. LGD-Gaming: 0-1

LGD-Gaming took an early advantage and Rave did not find the opening to come back into the game despite a farmed Legion Commander. LGD slowly but steadily took objectives and teamfights and never let any doubt come up about their dominance.

Natus Vincere vs. Hellraisers: 0-1

Hellraisers picked themselves a very aggressive line-up and showed that the weak performance in Kiev was just a fluke and they are here to raise hell with their full squad. Non-stop aggression and multiple stolen Reverse Polarities was too much for Na`Vi to handle as they took a beating.

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15 11 4 11
15 9 6 9
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15 8 7 8
15 8 7 8
15 7 8 7
15 7 8 7
15 6 9 6
15 5 10 5
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15 2 13 2
15 1 14 1
Matches and results

 


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Sovann “Skim” Kim
<p>21, German. I started at GGnet 2 years ago as an editor and came back this year as Dota 2 crew lead. I like turtles, Dota, casting and doing interviews. I'd like to think of myself as somewhat funny. I hate tomatoes.</p> <p>Follow <a href="https://twitter.com/SkimGaming">@SkimGaming</a></p>