China Supermajor; Na'vi and Final Tribe exit stage left
Photo courtesy of PerfectWorld
Na'Vi and The Final Tribe have been eliminated from the China Supermajor, ending their run with a 13-16th place finish.
The second day of the main event for the China Supermajor was a long one for most teams. With most of the matches going to a full three-game series, the teams have been playing to win and to make their final imprint on the circuit before the season ends.
For Na'Vi and The Final Tribe, the next week will be filled with the retooling of strategies and intense training as they both prepare for the TI8 qualifiers and their final shot at participating in the pinnacle of all Dota 2 events in August.
Virtus.pro 2:1 Newbee
Newbee's overwhelming victory was flanked by two crushing matches by Virtus.pro who were able to close out both games in less than 30 minutes each. Continuing to prove they are on an entirely different level than most, VP is aiming to claim the last championship title of the season.
In the second game Newbee had adjusted their draft, taking a Lifestealer, Slardar and mid-lane Lina for Song “Sccc” Chun, playing very fast paced and aggressive, catching Virtus.pro off guard. However, VP is known to be able to quickly adjust to strategies, playstyles, and changes and sent the TI7 runner-up team to the lower brackets.
PSG.LGD 2:1 Mineski
PSG.LGD had another series with spectacular performances. Lu "Somnus丶Maybe" Yao and Wang "Ame" Chunyu continue to shine as they both nailed a perfect first game. Maybe went 20:0:6 in the first match and then knocked it out of the ballpark in the third game with a standout run on Mirana with a 21:7:17 record.
It was by shutting both cores down in the second game that gave Mineski the advantage, paired with a stellar performance by Kam “Moon” Boon Seng. Unfortunately, despite tying up the series, the SEA team was not able to repeat their performance from the last match. After trading kills for the first half of the game and little to no gold difference between the two teams, PSG.LGD was able to snowball with the lead once the cores were able to get online.
ViCi Gaming 2:1 Na'Vi
The first match of the series was just dismal for Na'Vi. Although it took Vici Gaming almost one hour to close out their victory, it was heavily one-sided and Fedor “velheor” Rusikhin's Doom didn't even seem to be able to use his ultimate. The second game saw Na'Vi regroup and push the limits with Victor “GeneRaL” Nigrini and Vladislav “Crystallize” Krystanek carrying the burden and the team to victory to tie up the series. The deciding match looked to belong to Na'vi through most of the game, but about 36 minutes in, ViCi Gaming started to pull ahead with sloppy plays, mistakes and bad team fights working against Na'Vi.
VGJ.Thunder 2:0 The Final Tribe
The last series of the day was the only sweep. VGJ.Thunder and Final Tribe went head to head to be the one team left standing to try to secure the last TI8 direct invite. The Chinese team had to outlast the remaining eligible teams, Final Tribe had to get to the grand finals. With everything on the line, VGJ.Thunder prevailed in a very convincing manner, just destroying the Swedish team. Outdrafted and outplayed, Final Tribe melted under the Chinese team.
The action resumes tomorrow, June 6 at 10:00 local time/04:00 CEST with four lower bracket elimination series. Four more teams will be sent home, ending their championship title hopes.
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