DreamHon Playoffs: tdM eliminates iG, moving on to face coL in the big rematch

Posted by Sören "Fantasy44" V. at 30 August 2012 00:59
It's Gosu vs. Trademark eSports
Match 1
Tempest iNsania
ForsakenArcher Khezu
Pharaoh Sender
Bubbles Xibbe
Silhouette mmbzai
DementedShaman Mynuts
PollywogPriest Limmp
Ophelia fajN`
Glacius PabloMcDad
TDL noobG
Bans and Locks
TundraFayde AlunaPebblesNymphora
WildsoulTremble DraconisMagebanePlagueRider

The first game was all Trademark eSports, even in the picking phase with iNsania assembling a questionable squad. In the end that questionable squad faltered big time against a good synergetic team on tdM's side. Trademark was jumping ahead in the early game on the back of fabulous play of Limmp on Pollywog Priest. He caught his mid lane adversary twice early on and then proceeded to gank the side lanes with huge success to get the early advantage.
Then all of a sudden iG pushed the throttle getting two "Double-Tabs" almost simultaneously on two different lanes to revive their hopes in this game and level the field a little bit. Still that fight was just a bump in the road in tdM's clear path to a 1-0 lead in the series, because they didn't allow any big victories for iG on that map anymore. Every teamfight went in favor of tdM and noobG on Dark Lady got stronger and stronger every single minute. In the end he alone was too much to handle for a struggleing iG squad, who had to concede after just 24 minutes.

Match 2
Legionnaire iNsania
ForsakenArcher Khezu
Glacius Sender
Bombardier Xibbe
Tempest mmbzai
Pebbles Mynuts
PollywogPriest Limmp
Aluna fajN`
Pharaoh PabloMcDad
CorruptedDisciple noobG
Bans and Locks
OpheliaTundra NymphoraSilhouetteFayde
TundraWildsoul DraconisTDLPlagueRider

Once again tdM jumped out of the gates with a good early game, once again mainly through great play by Limmp on Pollywog Priest, who got his ganks through after slightly outperforming Bombardier in the middle lane. iNsania on Legionnaire was getting completely harrassed and bothered in the early phase, making it very hard for him to farm properly. The early game could be described with the words that tdM performed well on all lanes, in addition to the forest even being against iG at that point. For almost 20 minutes the game looked to be in total control of Trademark eSports, but then they had one moment, one chain of actions that lacked concentration or communication and suddenly they found themselves in a deep hole. One great Tempest ultimate paved the way back into the game for iG, getting seven hero kills in just one minute. From that time on iG just steamrolled through the teamfights with great Bombardier ultimates, the tanky presence of a rebounding Legionnaire and the carry potential of Forsaken Archer.

Match 3
Parasite iNsania
ForsakenArcher Khezu
Aluna Sender
Bombardier Xibbe
Magmus mmbzai
Tempest Mynuts
Jeraziah Limmp
Glacius fajN`
Torturer PabloMcDad
Magebane noobG

It was a reverse situation in the Ace Match with It's Gosu having the better start into the game. They got the first three kills of the match, paired with farming heroes like Forsaken Archer, ramping up his GPM to 350 in the early phase. The ganking potential on iG's side was utilized as good as possible with Magmus and Parasite being a constant threat to the Hellbourne team. After 15 minutes Magmus, Bombardier and Forsaken Archer had pretty good farm, all above 300 GPM with Parasite sitting at a good 250 himself. The game was still not 100 percent put into the basket of iG, because of noobG farming like no tomorrow with his Magebane, contesting the top GPM spot in the game.
In the end the turnaround for Trademark eSports was not only on the shoulders of noobG, but also on a little bit of overextention on the side of iG. They got caught out of positiion a couple of time, Magebane was hitting like a tree and the supporting cast with Torturer, Jeraziah, Tempest and Glacius kept tdM heroes alive or keep iG heroes in place for Magebane to kill. So it is not going to be iG to attempt the revenge against coL, but Trademark eSports who get the chance to avenge that Winner's Bracket Finals loss.

Do you wanna relive the excitement of all three maps to determine the challenger for coL tomorrow? Just check out the VoDs. for all the fun.

Bracketology watch:

If you want to take a look at all the brackets again, go check them out here.

Bracketology Standings (13/14)
# Player Team Points
1. Sweden Mynuts tdM 17
2. United States Franzzii coL 16
3. United States Swindlemelonzz DDOS 15
4. Denmark ChubbyChris iG 14
5.Germany Fantasy GG 13
5. United States Moiravus CM 13
7. Sweden iNsania iG 12
8. United States Sender iG 11
8.United States BreakyCPK HCT 11
10. Sweden Horspel QsQ357 10
10.Denmark Buch Pika 10
12. United States Milkfat S2 9
12. United States Tralfamadore HCT 9
12. United States The_Thrill S2 9
12. United States XanderK S2 9
18. Singapore MoonMeander coL 9
16. Denmark FJ QsQ112 8
16. Croatia Kolapz GG 8