posted by Abelle,
Aftering competing in seperate groups to start the tournament, Alliance faced SG e-sports twice in their playoff run. They first faced off in the upper bracketfinal, where Alliance won the series 2-0, then again in the Grand Final.
Alliance had a one-game advantage to start the best-of-five series and won their first game, meaning they were very quickly on match point. SG didn't crumple under the pressure and countered Alliance's last-pick Slark in Game 2 with a last-pick Bloodseeker. William 'hFnk3' Medeiros dominated Linus 'Limmp' Blomdin's Puck in the midlane and SG took a win.
SG busted out Otávio 'tavo' Gabriel's Enigma in the final game, but Alliance's global vision game with Ancient Apparition, Clockwerk, Tinker and Bounty Hunter kept tabs on him, making sure he didn't get the chance to sneak in for any game-changing Black Holes.
A big Chronosphere from Adrian 'Era' Kryeziu spelled the beginning of the end for SG. With Enigma out of the picture, they had enough space to start knocking down barracks. SG fought to the bitter end, but after losing all their cores in a fight botlane, the GG was called.
Sure, it wasn't the most prestigious event, but beating SG e-sports twice is nothing to sneeze at given the Brazilian squad's impressive performance at The Kiev Major. It's not a return to Alliance's former glory, but it's not a bad start.
Photo credit: Alliance via Twitter