DH Quarters: mouz and mTw to semis!
posted by nincompoop, 1 year ago
Deviating from their original plans, Dreamhack Dota 2 admins have decided to leave the quarter final matchups decided by a cointoss avoiding the situation that teams lose on purpose in order to face another team in the playoffs.
We contacted Dreamhack's Dota 2 Headadmin Tjernobylbarnet for a statement regarding this decision:
Since groups C and D had the top seeds they were put against groups A and B. First of one group faces the second of another group. We then did a coin toss to decide if group A would face group C or D. Group B would obviously be paired with the remaining one. Teams were present to witness the coin toss.
According to the new schedule the following two quarter finals are being played today - in a best of three format - simultaneously at 21:00 CET
mouz vs CLG
**Broadcasted live by Toby from the Dreamhack mainstage**
mTw vs Quantic
21:20 - All teams finally joined the lobby and the games can start. Since this is single elimination we will have to say goodbye to two more teams in roughly three hours.
21:38 - None of the four teams are going for any extreme or never seen strategy. Keeping it safe seems to be more important at this point.
21:55 - Mousesports hit it off really badly but seem to come back from a rough early game. In the end it will be the battle of the farmed Void for CLG against mouz's farmed Antimage.
At the same time the game between Quantic and mTw is building up slowly, as both teams seem rather passive and don't want to engage prematurely.
22:07 - Pajkatt on the Void for CLG misses all targets with his chronosphere and also wasting his BKB at their base entry mouz grab the opportunity and end the game. mouz 1:0 CLG !
22:25 - The second game of mouz vs CLG is starting when Quantic and mTw are still well under way exchanging careful blows with commiting too much.
22:40 - mTw manage to win a long must see game against Quantic, both teams showing great performance. Meanwhile in the other quarterfinal mouz pick up their signature hero Clinkz to seal the deal in game#2 against CLG.
23:22 - No one expected it but mouz beat CLG 2:0 in the first quarter final. After another grim start, mouz focus their efforts and kick out CLG in just two games. They will face the winner of mTw vs Quantic tomorrow in one of the semifinals.
23:45 - mTw shows a strong performance against Quantic not fearing Korok's trademark morphling, winning two straight games against this young talented carry player. This means we will see mouz vs mTw in the first semifinal tomorrow.
This is it for today. We will resume coverage of Dreamhack Summer 2012 tomorrow morning where the matches kick off at 09:00 CET!