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Manila Major: Fnatic and Newbee secure top six

Dota 2 Ben “PineappleCake” Tan

After today's round of games, Newbee and Fnatic have proven themselves worthy to continue onto the second round of the upper bracket.

Newbee achieved a 2-1 victory against Digital Chaos and Fnatic a 2-1 victory against LGD to secure themselves a spot in the second round of the Manila Major upper bracket. Newbee and Fnatic will play each other tomorrow at 14:00 CEST for a confirmed top four finish. With these victories, MVP.P, OG, Newbee and Fnatic have secured a top six finish at the Major and at least $202,500 of the $3,000,000 prize pool.

Meanwhile, the losers of upper bracket matches will be fighting for their tournament lives in the lower bracket tomorrow. Digital Chaos will be facing the EG-slayers, VG.Reborn, at 04:00 CEST and LGD will be facing Empire, the Secret-slayer, at 07:30 CEST.

The games between Digital Chaos and Newbee were intense and fast-paced, with both teams going head to head with similar strategies and ending all three games within 35 minutes. In the LGD vs Fnatic match, there was much more variety, game one was one-sided, game two featured a come-back and game three was an epic 60 minute match, featuring clutch Black holes by Djardel 'Dj' Mampusti.

Interestingly, the top six teams at the Shanghai Major is in direct contrast to the four decided top six teams at the Manila Major. The four decided top six teams at the Manila Majors consists of two from the SEA Dota region, one from China and one from Europe, while the Shanghai Major had no Chinese teams, two European teams and one American team at the same stage.

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Ben “PineappleCake” Tan
Inactive editor for Gosugamers Dota2 and an osu! Standard lover. Contact me via a message on Gosugamers or email to [email protected]

Discussion

  • Lai "MaxienLai" Wei Herng ,
    We have 2 types of filipinos in Dota- Pinoys and Peenoises And then there is the Filipino Prince.
  • Aoi "alkermes" Kasuga ,
    These top4(at this moment) teams are easily to predict. arent they? only unexpected thing was liquid. but seats are limited to 4. just it.
  • luke "ukek" oktavian ,
    and they said earlier "OMG MUSHIT WILL RUIN THIS TEAM SO HARD, THAT WHAT MUSHIT DID TO HIS FORMER TEAM, WHY THE HELL THEY REPLACED NET" typical fangay
    • dale "dellryuzi" watson ,
      still mushi shows poor performance recently ... midone and dj carry the team
      • peter "3four" pet ,
        not that sure about that, even though i agree his DP could have done better with item that he buy, he still does 21k damage in that game(the highest damage from Fnatic side,MIdone 2nd with 19k damage ). he dont have item and die because of trying to safe DJ and Midone when they got focus by enemy. but still he need to step up his game if they want to get better position in this tounament.
    • ronald "adlanor" morata ,
      fanatic needs to be part of the top 4 for them to have improvement from the last major
  • Number 1 "clariska" of Number 99 ,
    uhm.Teams looks stronger than they truly are tbh ty to valve.Reason why i call game for noobs.Either way i still think we get western TI champion. PS.Damn LGD just play so bad and i want them to win 1 tourny :s PPS.Naix instant ban hero...
    • Rexonial "Dancingwar" Bebb ,
      I don't get you.. So you are saying the noobs will win this current dota and the pros will lose? lol

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