Newbee secures their spot for Manila Major
Newbee is the first uninvited team to claim their spot in the last Major of the season, having come through qualification without dropping a single game.
The first game of the series was a one sided battle where Newbee was in the lead from the laning stage until the end of the game. Chen 'Hao' Zhihao’s signature Spectre finished with a personal K/D/A of 9-0-17 while the front line initiator, Tidehunter, had an inventory stacked with an Octarine Core, Refresher, and Guardian Greaves on top of his Blink Dagger.
EHOME was crushed in the second game in spite of an extremely greedy draft from Newbee featuring a Lifestealer, Alchemist, and Queen of Pain who had to stay in the offlane. With two Aghanim’s Scepters finished in the span of one minute by Alchemist, Newbee went for the enemy Ancient before the 30 minute mark and took down the entire base with two extremely clean high ground pushes.
Either in defeat or a last resort tactic, EHOME chose Tiny as their third pick followed by Techies, and left Daryl Koh 'iceiceice' Xiang to mine the battlefield. The Toss-Suicide combo yielded first blood and a second kill for EHOME but that was all that they achieved in the entire game.
A rather clowny finish from EHOME enabled Newbee to take the clean 3-0 victory and join Vici Gaming Reborn, Wings Gaming, and LGD Gaming in their quest to represent Chinese Dota at Manila Major from 7th to 12th of June in Manila, Philippines.