Team Faceless book their tickets to The Summit 6
Using The Summit 6 SEA qualifiers for their debut at the start of the week, iceiceice's new team, Team Faceless, has taken first place after an impressive run.
Staying in the upper bracket for the entirety of the qualifier, and wining the grand finals with one game to spare, Team Faceless will be representing the SEA region in The Summit 6 LAN finals, where they will be competing for a $100,000 base prize pool. In addition to earning an invite to The Summit 6, Faceless have also established themselves as one of the best SEA teams in the post-The International shuffle.
The Summit 6 will be taking place from the 16th to 20th of November and will feature eight teams from around the world competing for the first place prize of $42,500. As of Team Faceless's victory, five of the eight teams have been confirmed, they are: OG, DC, Wings, EG, and Team Faceless.
Round 3 - Best of 3
Round 3 - Best of 3
Round 4 - Best of 3
Best of 5
The Summit 6 qualifiers offered a good look at the post-TI shuffle SEA scene. Team Faceless look to have found their style, while Fnatic did not play too well.
Although Fnatic finished third place, their performance is still a far cry from their line-up on paper. During their games, the team suffered from multiple execution errors, such as waiting for smoke on courier or having multiple heroes caught in stuns. In game one of Fnatic's match against Power Gaming, the team felt passive and lost, reacting to Power instead of searching for openings with their mid-game centric draft.
In contrast to Fnatic, Team Faceless played quite well and showed signs of a developing style. The team's drafts reflected each player's role on the team, Dominik 'Black^' Reitmeier was picked heroes that could benefit from free farm, Daryl Pei Xiang 'iceiceice' Koh usually played a space creating offlaner, such as Slardar, and a solo roaming support was frequently picked. Knowing their style and being able to execute tactics well, Team Faceless easily took the qualifiers.