posted by Abelle,
ru have finally overcome their two-year losing streak against us Evil Geniuses with a beautifully executed 2-1 victory in the second ESL One Katowice 2018 quarterfinal.

Things looked good from the start for in this quarterfinal. They kicked the series off with a dominant Game 1 victory carried by Roman 'RAMZEs' Kushnarev's Terrorblade and Vladimir 'No[o]ne' Minenko's Gyrocopter. Over the course of the 33-minute game, EG took just 8 kills to's 30.

Off to a quick start!@virtuspro are wasting no time and are taking the game to @EvilGeniuses! #ESLOne— ESL Dota2 (@ESLDota2) February 24, 2018

Evil Geniuses managed to rebound from that quick loss and drafted a lineup featuring powerful pushing cores for the second game. With Artour 'Arteezy' Babaev on Luna, Sumail 'SumaiL' Syed Hassan on Beastmaster and Clinton 'Fear' Loomis on Death Prophet, EG were able to take two sets of barracks after VP fumbled an attempted contest at the Roshan pit.

WHAT A SUDDEN SWING!@EvilGeniuses wipe @virtuspro off the map and grab double rax off the back of it! #ESLOne— ESL Dota2 (@ESLDota2) February 24, 2018

The final game of the series was the VP show. They played confidently, pulling off plays that looked borderline suicidal at the time but somehow worked out. No[o]ne's Tinker was especially impressive, diving into fights to finish off fleeing targets and stopping Arteezy's Terrorblade from being able to keep the lanes pushed out. VP held a strong lead in the late game but a full five-man wipe at the 43-minute mark spelled the end of EG's run in Katowice and broke VP's curse.

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