China’s Dota2 Pro Cup Season 1 continued with upper bracket round two action today with Vici Gaming, LBZS, Royal Never Give Up and PSG.LGD all fighting for the two available spots in the event’s upper bracket final.
Yesterday we saw both LGD and Vici claiming victory in their first playoff series in the China Dota2 Pro Cup Season 1, beating Phoenix Gaming and EHOME, respectively. Today, the two giants of the region would be back in action, with Vici taking on LBZS and LGD fighting RNG, as all four teams looked to reach the upper bracket finals – and claim a few days break in the event too. With the four teams having not faced one another previously at the event, we were set for some epic action.
Vici and LBZS were the first two teams to kick things off and with LBZS being unbeaten from the group stages, this would be an extremely tough series for Vici, or so we expected. However, with their new roster, Vici were ready to run at their opponents and it took only two games of the best-of-three for the team to come out on top. With their stand-in, Yang “Erica” Shaohan, showing off some amazing plays throughout the series, Vici took control of both games and ended each shortly after the half hour mark, securing a 2-0 win and the first spot in the upper bracket finals.
LGD and RNG would then enter the battlefield, as the two teams now looked to secure a series against Vici in the upper bracket finals. Going into the series, LGD were the clear aggressors as they completely stomped their opponent in game one – taking only 23-minutes for the GG call to come out and game one to go LGD’s way. Although RNG found a much better footing in game two, it was not near enough to take down LGD and would eventually succumb to a 0-2 loss as well.
With that, the second round of upper bracket action from China Dota2 Pro Cup Season 1 comes to an end with Vici Gaming and PSG.LGD set to meet in a massive upper bracket final. Before that, on October 1st, we will see the lower bracket get underway with LBZS taking on EHOME and RNG fighting Phoenix Gaming for their tournament lives.