StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 3 continued today from Kiev, Ukraine with a day filled with elimination series – and the first one produced an extremely surprising result.
BOOM Esports and business associates would kick things off in Group A’s loser series after both were defeated yesterday in their opening games of the event. While BOOM had the tough task of Team Aster, ba lost in a shocking manner to forZe Esports, a CIS squad which seemed ready to prove themselves. Having been previously playing under the J.Storm banner before they were suddenly dropped from the organization, many expected the team to perform a lot better in the event.
Going into the series it was BOOM who took a massive first game victory and looked ready to outclass ba in the entire series. While ba had complete control of game two for quite some time, the Southeast Asians begun to make a comeback and for a brief moment it seemed as though the end of the tournament was nigh for the North American squad. However, taking us into a third and decisive series, ba managed to hold their own and tie the series at 1-1.
The final game we would see a Randy ‘Dreamocel’ Sapoetra Anti-Mage and it completely ruined business associates. Not even a few mistakes from BOOM could save the free-agent squad from being ripped apart in a little over 40-minutes as they become the first team to be eliminated from the Minor.
StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 3 continues now with the first elimination series from Group B as CR4ZY go up against NoPing e-sports before BOOM return to fight for their tournament lives against forZe later today.