Team Liquid sieze MegaFon Winter Clash trophy
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Team Liquid cruised through MegaFon Winter Clash undefeated to claim the trophy and LAN title.
It might not have been a DPC event, but that didn't stop a handful of the top teams from finding time to compete in EPICENTER's latest LAN event.
From December 7-9, only six teams competed for the lion's share of the $300,000 (USD) prize pool, battling through eleven best-of-three series and the best-of-five Grand Finals.
The six teams were split into two groups; Group A featuring Natus Vincere, Team Secret and Virtus.pro and Group B showcasing Forward Gaming, PSG.LGD and Team Liquid. Team Liquid was at the top of their game, with a flawless group run and 4:0 record. To fans delight, it was Na'Vi that came out ahead on their group with the top seed having a 3:2 record when it was all said and done.
With the two top seeds set to face off against each other, Team Liquid absolutely shellacked Na'Vi 2:0 in the upper bracket finals, sending the Iconic Ukrainian organization to the lower brackets and gaining a one-game advantage for taking the upper road to the grand finals.
After falling to the lower brackets, Na'Vi faced off against PSG.LGD in the lower bracket finals. The first match was a thrilling roller coaster of ups and downs and twists and turns, leaving spectators breathless. The second match was heavily one-sided in favor of the CIS team and Na'Vi's 2:0 sweep set the stage for a rematch against Team Liquid.
With one game on their side already, Team Liquid stepped out on the battlefield not only with the upper hand but with a heavy and hard stance to take the first played match with relative ease. The second game was pretty much all for Team Liquid as Amer "Miracle-" Al-Barkawi showed off his perfectly amazing Meepo skills with a 19:0:1 record at the end.
After such a thrilling spectacle, fans are chomping at the bit to see Team Liquid's next performance at The Chongqing Major.