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The final day of the group stages at the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor has come to an end and with that we have the four teams moving into the playoffs and the four teams which have been eliminated too as the last Minor of the Dota 2 Pro Circuit season nears its end.
North America’s challenger, compLexity Gaming seemed like they would have a rather even match up against the fairly new Team Sirius. But the Chinese squad wasted no time in showing exactly what they were unable to really do yesterday. In a rather swift 2-0 win, Sirius kept their playoff hopes alive and sent coL packing from the Minor.
After Mineski were unable to find their footing until it was far too late against Ninjas in Pyjamas, they would be hoping to leapfrog into the playoffs against Sirius. But as the day had seen so far, it was a 2-0 fest and Sirius just seemed to have the constant upper hand. The second game of the series was a brutal destruction of the Southeast Asians in little over 20 minutes, giving Sirius their place in the playoffs and leaving Mineski down-and-out of the Minor.
With all the series being quickly wrapped up before game three, the final one was definitely going to go the whole way as Team Angvorgesa took on EHOME in a replay of the first game of the tournament. While everyone expected the Chinese squad to show their dominance, the South Americans were more than equal to the challenge. The team fought extremely hard through all three games and even after losing the first, they did not give up. Amazingly and in what is the biggest upset of the Minor so far, Angvorgesa took a 2-1 win and made their way into the playoffs of the event – sending EHOME packing.
Tomorrow we will see the beginning of the playoffs with the Upper Bracket semi-finals:
- Alliance versus Team Sirius
- Ninjas in Pyjamas versus Team Anvorgesa
Once these series are decided we will also wave goodbye to another team, leaving us with three by the end of tomorrow. Can Angvorgesa upset anyone else or will their run end tomorrow? We’ll find out tomorrow at the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor.