The all-USA roster will be making their debut in a DPC event having been a regular in the top three of North American qualifiers since their formation in September.
They emerged victorious in a thrilling series with compLexity, who had looked to bounce back from defeat to Quinn 'CCnC' Callahan’s test 321 earlier in the playoffs.
The all-American Team Team takes Game 1 in the @pglesports Bucharest Minor NA Qualifiers Grand Finals! This is a Bo3 so @compLexity better pull something out in the next one to keep their dreams alive!— Beyond the Summit (@BeyondTheSummit) December 5, 2018
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The first game went the way of Team Team, seizing the advantage around the 19-minute mark thanks to a standout performance by Eric 'Ryoya' Dong on Phantom Assassin. compLexity Gaming roared back in Game 2, Linus 'Limmp' Blomdin securing a perfect-KDA game and PA proving strong for Galvin 'Meracle-' Kang Jian Wen in the top lane.
It's a mess of a roshfight as Tinker does tinker things and everyone scrambles for the Aegis! Team Team vs. @compLexity continues with the winner going to Bucharest Minor! #Dota2— Beyond the Summit (@BeyondTheSummit) December 5, 2018
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And so, to a decider. The first half hour was a close affair, but Team Team began to pull ahead. Just not very quickly…
After a marathon 69-minute game, they had completed a famous win to seal their spot in Romania.
Team Team roster:
- Samuel 'Sammyboy' Anderson
- Eric 'Ryoya' Dong
- Braxton 'Brax' Paulson
- Jason 'NewSham' Newsham
- Michael 'ixmike88' Ghannam
Can TEAM TEAM make an impression in Bucharest?
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