sgamet | Manila Major: The TI5 and Shanghai Major champions finish 16th

TI 5 champions, EG, and Shanghai Major winners, Secret, have been eliminated from the Manila Major after losing their lower bracket best-of-one series against VG.Reborn and Empire respectively.

Show Dates

Upper Bracket

Round 1

BO3
Liquid

0

MVP.phx

2

Na`Vi

0

OG

2

NewBee

2

DC Dota2

1

LGD

1

Fnatic.

1

Round 2

BO3
MVP.phx

OG

Round 3

BO3

Lower Bracket

Round 1

BO1
Wings

0

coL.DotA2

1

Alliance

1

Mski.Dota2

0

EG

0

VG.R

1

Empire

1

Secret

0

Round 2

BO3
Liquid

coL.DotA2

Na`Vi

Alliance

TBD

VG.R

TBD

Empire

Round 3

BO3

Round 4

BO3

Round 5

BO3

Round 6

BO3

Final

BO5

 

Evil Geniuses vs VG.Reborn

vs

Evil Geniuses Dota2 lineup

The Radiant

Bulba

Dark Seer

Peterpandam

Bane

SumaiL

Death Prophet

Aui_2000

Juggernaut

Fear

Axe

Bans:
Vici Gaming Reborn lineup

The Dire

Disruptor

ddc
Lifestealer

END-Zyf-YJ
Phoenix

fy
Dragon Knight

NoNo-Fight Together
Slardar

Yang-shabi
Bans:

EG brutally wrecked VG.Reborn in the laning stage of this game, killing VG.R’s middle Dragon Knight and offlane Slardar several times with the help of either their roaming Axe or Bane. Realizing that the early game situation cannot go on, VG.R seized gank opportunities on Death Prophet after she was left alone during EG’s teir one tower push attempts. This allowed VG.R to hold-out and secure farm on their cores. Unveiling their newly farmed items effectively; winning team fights with Dragon Knight’s reveal of his Shadow Blade and then Slardar’s Blink’s first use, VG.R was propelled back into the game. A series of good team fight trades and the near wipe of EG at the Rosh pit turned the tides in VG.R’s favor. From there, the Chinese players were able to finish the game with solid Glimpse pick-offs and Slardar initiations coupled with their Life Stealer and Dragon Knight’s damage; Lifestealer secured himself a rampage just before the GG call and ended the game with a 14/1/19 KDA.

 

Empire vs Secret

vs

Team Empire Dota2 lineup

The Radiant

RAMZES666

Lifestealer

kingR?!

Disruptor

Scandal

Dragon Knight

Miposhka

Riki

AFTERLIFE

Sand King

Bans:
Team Secret lineup

The Dire

Dazzle

Puppey
Tidehunter

Universe
Vengeful Spirit

pieliedie
Phantom Lancer

Arteezy
Gyrocopter

EternalEnvy
Bans:

Coming into the game with a strong and unique draft against Secret’s line-up, Empire was able to put together a strong early game. However, Empire was unable to carry the lead into the mid-game after being on the receiving end of a four man wipe at the 13 minute mark. When the result of the game became uncertain, a one man Ravage by Secret’s Tide Hunter opened the door for Empire to counter-initiate and secure a four man wipe into a melee Barracks. As the game progressed, Empire kept the game within their grasp, dodging Ravages and counter-initiating with their Sand King’s Epicenter. Securing an Aegis, Empire’s Lifestealer was able to walk up and knock on Secret’s top tier three tower and Barracks – when he was initiated upon, Empire just simply counter-initiated and won the game.

Banner image from Secret’s Facebook, headline image by PGL.

Leave a Comment