Another day of lower bracket elimination series has come to an end at ONE Esports Dota 2 Southeast Asian League with only four teams now remaining in the event.
After taking down BOOM Esports yesterday, Adroit were looking to move on with that form when they had the tough task of taking down Geek Fam today but from the first game of the series, it seemed to be possible. Adroit were ruthless as they claimed victory with a Riki lineup in a little over half an hour and as they went into game two, they looked extremely strong. Falling far behind in the game, it took some mistakes from Adroit and a brilliant Gyrocopter with a Divine Rapier from Marc Polo ‘Raven’ Luis Fausto to turn everything around and tie the series at 1-1.
Having fought back so hard, game three was a walk in the park for GF as they took advantage of even more errors from Adroit and secured a 2-1 series win. The loss for Adroit sees their ONE Esports Dota 2 SEA League lives come to an end, while GF will move on to the next round of the lower bracket, where their opponent would be decided in the next series.
Neon Esports were looking to keep up a rather fantastic tournament, albeit after a loss to Fnatic in the upper bracket, when they went up against T1 today. With T1 not always looking their best, this would be a great chance for Neon to shine, especially after dominating the matchup between the two teams in the group stage. However, that wouldn’t be seen in the first game of the series as T1 absolutely stomped them, leaving Neon with a tough task of clawing back the series. But a horrendous performance in game two – and a brilliant display from Neon to shut down Galvin Kang ‘Meracle’ Jian Wen’s Morphling saw the series tied at 1-1.
While T1 made some major slipups in the decisive game three, a beastly Alchemist from Muhammed ‘inYourdreaM’ Rizky, which completed a Radiance in only 11-minutes, managed to safely guide them to a 2-1 series victory. Unfortunately for Neon, even after putting up a great fight throughout the event, they would be eliminated as T1 move on to face Geek Fam tomorrow. One other series will also be played tomorrow; the upper bracket final between Fnatic and TNC Predator as both teams look to secure a guaranteed top two finish at ONE Esports Dota 2 SEA League.