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Team Team pulls out the marathon comeback
Although Team Team beat Natus Vincere 2-0, the score does not tell that tale of how in both games Na'Vi was leading, but Team Team was able to hold out and complete two consecutive comebacks. Especially in Game Two, which went on for 75 minutes, Na'Vi had a 25k net worth lead, but strong team coordination (and saves by Braxton 'Brax' Paulson in particular) allowed Team Team to clutch out victory.
TNC Predator prevail in a series of stomps
TNC Predator versus compLexity Gaming went the full three games, but every game was a stomp for one team or the other. Carlo 'Kuku' Palad and Armel Paul 'Armel' Tabios crushed the first game, while Galvin 'Meracle-' Kang Jian Wen and Linus 'Limmp' Blomdin dominated the second. The last game was all Kim Villafuerte 'Gabbi / cb' Santos as TNC Predator took a slow, deliberate win in 41 minutes.
Team Team steamrolls TNC Predator in two fast games
The laning stage went very well for TNC Predator in Game One, but once the teams begin to move around the map, things quickly switched in favour of Team Team. Nico 'Gunnar' Lopez was able to make up for a lost midlane on his 8-2-9 Invoker, and after a won teamfight at the 21st minute, Team Team ran away with the rest of the game.
Game Two was almost a carbon copy of the first game. The net worth was even at 14 minutes, but afterward Team Team spiraled out of control. Gunnar's Lina was creating lots of space around the map while Jacky 'EternaLEnVy' Mao's 8-1-8 Troll Warlord was farming uncontested. Team Team secured victory in 24 minutes having lost zero towers.
With the victory Team Team moves on to the Upper Bracket of the Playoffs while TNC Predator awaits the winner of Na'Vi vs. compLexity Gaming for the other Upper Bracket spot.
Team Team is looking like a serious contender in their current form.
Photo credit: DreamHack - Adela Sznajder