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Team Liquid head to the Grand Finals of the China Supermajor

Posted by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani at 09 June 2018 18:00


Photo courtesy of PerfectWorld

Team Liquid becomes the first grand finalist of the China Supermajor after knocking down PSG.LGD Gaming in an overwhelming 2:0 sweep. 

Both teams had gone through the group stage and the playoff brackets without dropping a single series and only losing one match each through their journeys.

Team Liquid arrived at the arena ready to play today and showed no mercy to the hometown heroes. In two very one-sided matches, the TI7 champions absolutely shellacked the Chinese team. 

vs
Team Liquid lineup

The Dire

GH Windranger Windranger
MinD_ContRoL Doom Doom
KuroKy- Chen Chen
Matumbaman Lifestealer Lifestealer
Miracle- Tinker Tinker
Bans:
Clockwerk Brewmaster Bane Lycan Mirana Zeus
PSG.LGD lineup

The Radiant

Bloodseeker Bloodseeker Chalice
Jakiro Jakiro xNova-
Dark Willow Dark Willow fy
Gyrocopter Gyrocopter Ame-
Queen of Pain Queen of Pain Somnus丶M
Bans:
Io Beastmaster Naga Siren Visage Lone Druid Invoker

The first match saw PSG.LGD pick up a Dark Willow for Xu “fy” Linsen, along with a Bloodseeker that didn't seem to work out too well for them, as Team Liquid were able to counter with both the Lifestealer and Chen. Ten minutes in Kuro “KuroKy”  Salehi Takhasomi secured a Mega Kill streak which basically set the tone for the rest of the match - a complete bloodbath with PSG.LGD having nothing they could do to protect themselves. 

vs
Team Liquid lineup

The Radiant

GH Sand King Sand King
MinD_ContRoL Leshrac Leshrac
KuroKy- Undying Undying
Matumbaman Visage Visage
Miracle- Tinker Tinker
Bans:
Io Naga Siren Brewmaster Mirana Drow Ranger Gyrocopter
PSG.LGD lineup

The Dire

Windranger Windranger fy
Witch Doctor Witch Doctor xNova-
Ember Spirit Ember Spirit Somnus丶M
Pangolier Pangolier Chalice
Troll Warlord Troll Warlord Ame-
Bans:
Warlock Beastmaster Chen Phantom Lancer Lycan Lina

Although the Europeans went with a full push lineup, they were also assaulting PSG.LGD right out of the gates. With a dominant kill start by Liquid, PSG.LGD held their ground in the laning stage but quickly fell to the coordination and combinations of the team fights by Team Liquid. 

Upper Bracket

Round 1

BO3
Liquid
2
TnC
0
Secret
2
OpTic
1
Virtus.Pro
2
Newbee
1
PSG.LGD
2
Mineski
1

Round 2

BO3
Liquid
2
Secret
0
Virtus.Pro
0
PSG.LGD
2

Round 3

BO3
Liquid
2
PSG.LGD
0

Lower Bracket

Round 1

BO3
Spirit
1
EG
2
VG.JS
2
Infamous
0
VG
2
Na`Vi
1
VGJ.T
2
FinalTribe
0

Round 2

BO3
OpTic
2
EG
0
TnC
2
VG.JS
1
Mineski
1
VG
2
Newbee
2
VGJ.T
0

Round 3

BO3
OpTic
2
TnC
0
VG
2
Newbee
0

Round 4

BO3
Virtus.Pro
2
OpTic
0
Secret
2
VG
0

Round 5

BO3
Virtus.Pro
2
Secret
1

Round 6

BO3
PSG.LGD
1
Virtus.Pro
2

Final

BO5
Liquid
3
Virtus.Pro
2

The last day of the China Supermajor will begin tomorrow at 10:00 local time/04:00 CEST with the lower bracket finals between PSG.LGD and Virtus.pro fighting for a spot in the Grand Finals against Team Liquid. 

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