More eliminations were on the cards today at DOTA Summit 13: Southeast Asia as two teams would lose their tournament lives – leaving only four squads remaining by the end of today.
Having lost an intense series to Among Us yesterday, TNC Predator were hoping to bounce back in the lower bracket, this time facing a rather strong Neon Esports. With the two teams fighting to a tied series during the group stages, today one would not be so lucky to survive at the DOTA Summit 13: SEA. It was an absolutely brawl for a lot of game one, which also led into a stalemate at times as the teams fought around the Roshan Pit. It took a beastly Phantom Assassin from Kim “Gabbi” Villafuerte, who secured a RAMPAGE for his efforts, to secure game one for TNC.
From a 50-minute brawl to a 27-minute stomp – that’s the only way to describe the series. TNC went into game two looking unstoppable and at their best, moving from kill to kill to objectives, never letting Neon find any space throughout the map. Armel Paul “Armel” Tabios’ Ember Spirit, at the head of the pack with a 15-0-8 score line helped secure a 2-0 victory to eliminate Neon Esports from the event.
BOOM Esports and Adroit Esports would be the next two teams to take to the elimination battlefield, with the two teams having played to a draw during the group stages too. However, today’s series was a fairly simple and quick victory for BOOM as they dominated Adroit over two games. Over the two games, Rafli Fathur “Mikoto” Rahman went completely unkilled as he ended the series at 28-0-13, with more kills than Adroit could muster over the two games.
Unfortunately for Adroit, they could not do anywhere near enough to keep their tournament lives in hand and would be eliminated from the DOTA Summit 13: SEA, leaving BOOM Esports to move forward in the lower bracket for a rematch against TNC – a series which they dominated in the group stages.
DOTA Summit 13: SEA returns tomorrow with both that lower bracket elimination series and the upper bracket final as Among Us go head-to-head against Motivate.Trust Gaming to determine the first grand finalist of the event.