Playoffs Day 3 Recap
The third day began with IG vs Liquid where Burning and Op quickly turned the game into their own personal two man show. Liquid battled back taking game 2, but in game 3 IG’s Dark Seer and Phoenix combination were too much for Liquid to overcome as IG took the series 2-1. The second game of the day was between OG vs Faceless, and it should have been the most one sided match of the day. Instead Faceless showed up with a plan in game 1, and ended the game 25-4 in 28 minutes. OG pulled themselves together and brought down Faceless with an endless stream of Naga Siren illusions in game 2, and added in a Terrorblade in game 3 to advance to the semi-finals with a 2-1 victory. Next up the home crowd favorites VP took on VG.J, and VP used the old adage “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again” as they lost their first Ursa draft, but managed to take VG.J down with two more Ursa picks. Lastly we saw SG e-sports try to recreate their previous success against Secret, except this time they were up against EG. While the first game was a vicious back and forth struggle, SG attempted a desperation smoke without buybacks on their cores and paid for it giving EG a 1 game advantage. The series continued early into the morning in Kiev as SG took game 2 in 66 minutes forcing it into a game 3. After an incredibly hard fought series EG came away with the win 2-1 and secured their spot in the semifinals against OG.
VP vs VG.J Game 3
EG vs SG e-sports Game 1
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