As we learned of more drama coming out from the Zhang “Eurus” Chengjun transfer deal, Elephant.4AM and Vici Gaming would go head-to-head for the first time ever at the China Dota2 Pro Cup Season 2.
Earlier today we learned that the transfer fee for Eurus had not yet been paid and thus Vici Gaming would disallow the player from playing against them in their first ever series against what is supposed to be the China Dota 2 “super team”, Elephant.4AM. While they would not have Eurus, the team’s coach, Chen “Xz” Zezhi was on hand to fill in for what was a magnificent series at the China Dota2 Pro Cup Season 2.
Although VG were also playing with a substitute, as Yang “Erica” Shaohan was still remaining in place until Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon is able to join the squad, the substitute created chaos in game one. A Skeleton King for Erica would end 10-1-6, as VG took control of game one early on and never really seemed likely to lose it. However, 4AM were able fight back in game two, destroying their opponent’s cores and pushing the series into a final and decisive third game as everything was tied up at 1-1.
While 4AM seemed to have a promising way to deal with the VG lineup, they had absolutely no initiation, as VG destroyed them constantly. It took only 25-minutes for an 18,000 net worth lead to show up and only a few minutes later, things were wrapped up. With a point to prove after all the Eurus drama, VG were relentless as they ripped through 4AM’s lineup and base, securing their second victory at the China Dota2 Pro Cup Season 2, after they dominated EHOME yesterday.
4AM will next play against Team Aster, while VG get a day’s break before taking on Sparking Arrow Gaming and hoping to continue their winstreak at the event. It will be interesting to see what ends up occurring with the 4AM drama surrounding Eurus and if the player will finally join the team and possibly make them the unstoppable force that was originally expected.