iG end Philippine victory march

General Ulrich “KongoTime” Hanten
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After having evolved to the south-east Asian hope yesterday when LGD was sent to the lower bracket, Mineski now find themselves in the same grid quicker than expected. It was iG who caused the Philippine defeat, due to smarter drafting and better play.

The Chinese had last-picked a Doom Bringer which shaped out as golden choice against a Mineski lineup stuffed with heavy casters such as Queen of Pain, Puck or Shadow Demon. Last-named was shut down by Broodmother on bottom completely, while Zhou on Doom Bringer outlaned the opposing Puck on top and evolved to iG's main carrier later on.

Both went for a Vanguard, safe in the knowledge that the opposing heroes would not be a threat after tanking their first wave of spells. Not much went in Mineski's favour until the end, except a player-drop which required a load at a point where the disadvantage was not as big yet.

Admitting defeat, Mineski called 'Good Game' with a single-digit kill-score, letting iG pass on to the now all-Chinese winner bracket final with Nirvana.cn waiting

Mineski and MiTH on the other hand, are currently awaiting the winners of LGD versus DK, respectively MSPR and Kingsurf-JJ in the next lower bracket round.

SMM 2011 Playoffs
Winner Bracket
1st Round
2nd Round
3rd Round
WB Final
Final

Malaysia MUFC
United States EG


Thailand MiTH
Malaysia Orange


Malaysia MSPR
Singapore Immortality


China Nirvana
G7


China iG
Thailand Neolution


China DK
Indonesia Velocy


Philippines Mineski
Malaysia Ks-JJ


China LGD
Singapore Aeon


United States EG
Thailand MiTH






Malaysia MSPR
China Nirvana






China iG
China DK






Philippines Mineski
China LGD






Thailand MiTH
China Nirvana














China iG
Philippines Mineski














China Nirvana
China iG




























Other ______
Other ______
Lower Bracket
R1
R2
R3
R4
R5
LB Final



Malaysia Orange
Malaysia MUFC


G7
Singapore Immo.


Indonesia Velocy
Thailand Neol.


Singapore Aeon
Malaysia KS-JJ

China LGD
Malaysia MUFC


China DK
G7


Malaysia MSPR
Thailand Neol.


United States EG
Malaysia KS-JJ



China LGD
China DK





Malaysia MSPR
Malaysia KS-JJ


Philippines Mineski
Other ____





Thailand MiTH
Other ____






Other ____
Other ____



Other ____
Other ____