Kuala Lumpur Major 2018, which entered the first playoff round, turned out to bring bad news to esports activists in Indonesia. The reason is, one of the ‘frontmen’ from DreamLeague, the Tigers must be eliminated faster.
They had to lose disappointingly to their opponent, CCnC and friends after a 1-0 defeat. This brings disappointing expectations considering that they are the champions of DreamLeague Minor Season 10.
Then, there are also several teams that are able to appear easy and countable out-played for his opponents, such as PSG.LGD and Team Secret. These two teams are well known as ranks tier 1 team Dota 2 international.
The journey of PSG.LGD and Team Secret even looked very smooth. Without any significant interference, they are able to become winners and ready to fight in the fight upper bracket Kuala Lumpur Major 2018.
Team Secret vs Vici Gaming
The two teams that had met at ESL One Hamburg 2018 turned out to be quite unexpected.
The reason is, Vici Gaming which was defeated by a score of 2-0 again suffered the same defeat. Even the first match made Team Secret the champion after the beautiful zai game with Nature Prophet.
Vici Gaming’s resistance only prevailed in the second game, but YapzOr’s beautiful game was again a frightening specter. A 2-0 defeat at the same time brought Vici Gaming to lower bracket.
PSG.LGD vs Alliance
After Team Secret, the top team Dota 2 PSG.LGD will host the TI3 champions, Alliance. Even though with a different roster, Alliance successfully advanced to the major arena.
However, all agree that PSG.LGD continue to appear consistent as a team runner-up TI8. Even Alliance had to lose 2-0 in under 30 minutes.
The Death Prophet, which arguably just came out in META 7.19d, seems to be effective in the hands of PSG.LGD. At its peak, the Chaos Knight and Terrorblade illumination combo ended the Alliance resistance.
TNC Predator vs paiN Gaming
This other SEA team after Fnatic and Tigers showed their qualities as leaders. Despite changing the order rooster this team is arguably still performing consistently, as evidenced by the victory against paiN Gaming.
Latin America representative, paiN Gaming is rendered helpless by combos burst damage from Tiny and Magnus.
Even the TNC Predator only takes 22 minutes to end the resistance of W33 and friends. As a result, paiN Gaming must finish its journey in KL Major 2018. Nails affected by the case still appear professional.
Tigers vs paiN X
With the hope of following the games of other Southeast Asian representatives, it turned out that Tigers was actually ‘sluggish’ against the second team from paiN Gaming.
CCnC, which strengthened paiN X with a new fleet, was able to beat the DreamLegue Season 10 champion with draft which is confusing.
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Even the Tigers’ Magnus failed to make a change with a missed Reverse Polarity. As a result, Terrorblade was able to move freely and it was Brewmaster’s turn to mess up the rhythm of the match.
With this result, the Kuala Lumpur Major 2018 brought the first 2 teams eliminated, namely paiN Gaming and Tigers. They occupy the bontot position and must be separated from their participation in Valve’s first major event.
The following is the schedule for the Kuala Lumpur Major 2018 on 12 November 2018:
Evil Geniuses vs Ninjas in Pajamas: 12:00 WIB
Virtus.pro vs Fnatic: 15:00 CET
Team Aster vs J. Storm: 18:00 WIB
Forward Gaming vs Gambit Esports: 19:00 WIB
Team Secret will host PSG.LGD in the next party. Of course their matches made an impression and solidified the status of the team Dota 2 best to date.
Besides that Virtus.pro is back in the spotlight for their successful achievements in the last season, can they repeat their era?