photo by: ESL One
First day in the NSCI Dome at ESL One Mumbai scheduled elimination matches. Three teams are set to wave goodbye to their Indian fans today, and put on hold their dream of lifting the ESL One trophy above their heads.
Unfortunately for the local fans, the first to leave the stage defeated were the five Signify players. Signify is the only Indian team to compete in the event after claiming their spot via regional qualifiers and despite being the hottest team in their country, the lack of experience at international LAN events put them at a disadvantage. The group stage run wasn’t good for them, and the first series in the main event followed that trend too. Signify had to play today a battle with tournament life on the line with TNC Predator and at times they displayed great potential and certainly pretty skilled players, but they got lost in the execution and the overall game plan.
TNC took the series 2-0 to advance into the top six and booked themselves a meeting with TEAM TEAM later in the evening in the NSCI Dome.
compLexity Gaming followed suit and were the second to exit the event. They started the series well, with a Terrorblade draft that helped them make a comeback past the 30-minute mark. But in the next two games, The Pango forced a fast paced Dota with good usage of Doom, Shadow Shaman and Lina to continuously push and pressure the enemy. While coL are now out of the tournament and can start focusing on their training for the upcoming MDL Disneyland® Paris Major, The Pango will return on the stage Saturday, April 20 for their next lower bracket series. Keen Gaming versus The Pango will open the day tomorrow at 12:00 local time, 12:00 EEST.