posted by Malystryx.GDS,
As we envisioned the form of some of the qualified teams proved too hot to handle for our list of invites, with ru Vega Squadron * and ru Moscow Five* two of the first round casualties in the EIZO Cup #15. However, what we did not expect is a mysterious new team to wipe the floor with the invitees and secure the 1,500 EUR prize.

ru Immortal Mode On* are a mystery, with only ru Artem 'Sharfik' Marzavin having some street-cred for his time in ru rox.KIS* and ru zRage*. However, they certainly made a name for themselves yesterday, eliminating the reigning champions Vega and then disposing of dk FlipSid3 Tactics*. After IMO got so far ahead versus Flipsid3 co-commentator Ryuuu said "Flipsid3 just need to throw in the towel, it's just not fun to watch, it's just mean and cruel."

EIZO Cup #15 semi-final: IMO versus FLipsid3

The other finalist se Spin to Win* also had an incredible run to get there, with the mix of Swedes and Danes getting the better of ru Moscow Five* and gr London Conspiracy* to reach the Grand Finals.

Final Standings
ru Immortal Mode On - 1,500 EUR
dk Spin to Win - 500 EUR

This article was written by uk Lawrence Phillips, joinDOTA's Editor-in-Chief.Malystryx has been in eSports since 2004 working as eSports Editor for Razer and was Editor-in-Chief of SK Gaming in its glory days. He misses the days of Warcraft3 but makes do with the world of DOTA 2, although he recently got mesmerised by Hearthstone. Location: Bristol, UKFollow him on @MalystryxGDS.