posted by Malystryx.GDS,
The MDL2017 is the biggest LAN ahead of TI7 and the two Regional winners came out ahead against four of the direct invites for TI7; Newbee, EG, iG and OG. Only 3 foreign teams were invited to the MDL and OG did the Chinese teams a favour by knocking out EG before then losing themselves to Newbee who ended up finishing 3rd.
LGD Gaming and LGD.FY are looking incredibly good as we head into TI7 and with Newbee also showing their strength at MDL and also at Galaxy Battles and Zotac Cup Masters, China will have some strong teams in Seattle to make up for the missing reigning champions Wings Gaming.
The series went the full 5 games and lasted over 3 hours in game time. LGD took an early lead through Wang Chun 'Ame' Yu's Gyrocopter and Eleven's Broodmother in game 1 and Yao 'Somnus' Lu's 17-5-20 Death Prophet in game 2.
Despite LGD banning Nightstalker in game 1 and 2 the hero got through in game 3 and 4, and Soon Chuan 'ah fu' Tue took on the hero for LGD.FY superbly well. In Game 4 both teams went for late game strats, LGD.FY with Monet's Morphling and Ame's Drow Ranger/Maybe's Medusa but it was no competition after Monet was left to his own devices as LGD tried to deal instead with Super's Dragon Knight. Monet went 14-0 on Morphling in game 4 rocking Ethereal Blade, Eye of Skadi and Manta Style.
However, LGD's carry Wang Chun 'Ame' Yu stood out on the crowd with his Antimage, finishing off LGD.FY in the final game mercilessly in game 5. In the 28 minute final game Ame had a GPM of 814, almost double that of LGD.FY's carry Du 'Monet' Peng, and Antimage might be a very ban worthy hero against LGD Gaming going forward. The final moments of game 5 saw Ame obliterate LGD.FY with a triple kill, resulting in LGD.FY calling GG and LGD Gaming claiming the MDL 2017 title.