The woes for LGD.Forever Young seemed to be endless as they hoped that the 3 new players on their squad would pick them up out of their slump – but it was not to be as they crashed out of the DAC 2018 China Qualifiers.
Outplayed, out-drafted, out of contention for the Dota 2 Asia Championships, LFY’s troubles seem endless. In a swift and decisive 3-0 victory VGJ.Thunder ripped through their China rivals and claimed the final China regional qualifier slot as their own. While VGJ had a new player on their squad, in Leong ‘ddc’ Fat-meng, they seemed to have little to no trouble dispatching the newly re-made LFY squad. Game one of the series was a stomping as VGJ picked up the Shadowfiend, a favorite of the Chinese meta at the moment, and with 13 of the teams 24 kills racked up in under 25 minutes, the first game belonged to them.
The second game saw a bit of a resurgence from LFY as they attempted to mount a comeback, banning out the Shadowfiend seemed to give them hope – but it was not to be as the Storm Spirit pick from their opponents, played by the returning Liu ‘Freeze’ Chang, left them no chance, claiming 12 of 23 kills and securing a solid 2-0 lead in the series.
With their spot at the Major on the line, LFY had one last chance in game three, banning out the Shadowfiend once more. But with Freeze again taking control of the Storm Spirit and Liu ‘Sylar’ Jiajun on a Terrorblade, LFY crumbled in half an hour – leaving VGJ.Thunder the much deserved winners, taking the final spot for China at DAC 2018.
After their recent drama at Captains Draft 4.0 along with their new squad suffering this crushing defeat, LFY need to find their form again and return to the top of China Dota 2. For a full analysis of their downfall since The International 2017 you can follow this link.
VGJ.Thunder join Keen Gaming and LGD Gaming as the regional qualifiers for DAC 2018 begin to round up. The tournament comes at us from Shanghai, China at the end of March-beginning of April. With the massive $1,000,000 prize pool plus 1500 Dota 2 Pro Circuit Points, the 2018 iteration of the Dota 2 Asia Championship is assured of being nothing short of explosive Dota 2 action.
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