It’s a rough day for the boys over at PSG.LGD’s sister team, LGD.int (stands for International), as they get eliminated right after their first round of open qualifiers. That means, LGD.int will not be expecting to play, at least for another 2 months till the open qualifiers for the fourth major, EPICENTER 2020.
Looking at LGD.int’s game against the Aussie team, Team Oracle, the game went fairly even for both teams but LGD.int did a great job at securing their hard carry a free lane at top, all thanks t the duo supports, BryaNt` and Yowe. With Io babysitting Gyro during the early game, Team Oracle’s Axe could not really contest against Gyro’s high damage output combined with Io’s Tether effect. And what makes it worse is that there’s a Shadow Shaman, harassing him.
Unfortunately, securing a good lane for their hard carry alone is not enough to win them the game as Team Oracle puts their mid Riki online. Riki securing a quick Diffusal Blade makes quick work of any LGD.int supports who dare to stay too close to the frontlines. Of course, Riki alone isn’t the dealbreaker that won Team Oracle the game. The rest of Team Oracle just spells sustainability as they run over LGD.int heroes with tanky heroes such as Razor and Axe, while there’s a roaming Tiny who is so good at disrupting enemy’s positions. To top it off, they also have a Chen who has healing skills along with Neutral creep buffs.
The game is sealed the moment the draft is determined all along as it’s only a matter of time before the game reaches midgame, when the snowballing effect begins. As Team Oracle proceeds deeper into the open qualifiers and securing top 16, they will be facing the Indonesian team, PG Barracx.
Although LGD.int has been eliminated earlier than expected, we can still look forward to the more iconic team who is still in the SEA open qualifiers. Mushi and his veteran friends are still rocking it, under the team name, Team IO. And of course, PSG.LGD themselves still have the open qualifiers ahead of them, however without Ame, so be sure to watch the legendary Chinese team during Valentine’s day.