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The first day of Dream League Season 3 is over. Two teams are already eliminated with the other two proceeding to the Final Bracket. With their captain leading the way ua Natus Vincere has been as impressive as in TI 5 European qualifiers, while se Ninjas in Pyjamas* despite an extremely long day of Dota 2 managed to overcome their nemesis. Take a quick look inside in to see how the first day unfolded. (Image: @natusvincere)

Na'Vi storms through the Round of 6

Dendi shined on his signature heroes

Reunited with their captain the Na'Vi that caved in at MDL is long gone. The Ukrainians stormed through their opponents in the Round of 6 and advanced to the Final Bracket without dropping a single game.

The key to Na'Vi's success seems to be putting ua Danil 'Dendi' Ishutin on his signature heroes as he has been performing very well when getting his hands on them. The Ukrainian mid laner carried his team excelling on Shadow Fiend against se Ninjas in Pyjamas*. He was also able to create tons of space and chaos with his Pudge, which was key in their victory in the second game against eu Burden United, despite facing a dual lane at the beginning.

Thanks to Dendi's great performance Na'Vi was the first team to advance to the Final Bracket and will face se Alliance tomorrow.

Despite fatigue Ninjas in Pyjamas overcome their nemesis

NiP started the day the earliest of the all teams participating in the Dream League as they took part in Esport SM 2015 finals, that were also held at DreamHack, in the morning. After losing to Na'Vi the Swedish team eliminated eu Basically Unknown* in the Lower Bracket. So at the end of a very long day the Swedes had to face Burden for the last spot in the Final Bracket.

Even their manager admitted during an interview that BU alongside ru Team Empire are the nemesis of NiP. Combining that with the fatigue of se Adrian 'Era' Kryeziu and crew they didn't look too hot. However, the joinDOTA MLG Pro League Season 2 champions still managed to pull through and overcame their nemesis in front of their home crowd. Thanks to that NiP joined Na'Vi and also advanced to the next round.

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The action starts today at 14:00 CEST with se Alliance taking on ua Natus Vincere! You can watch all the games here, for more information about the event check out our coverage page.

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