Lotac draw first blood
The upper bracket semi-finals provided us with our first winners as Fnatic took down Yoshimoto.Detonator and Lotac eased past Clutch Gamers.
It was then left to the pair to duke it out in the upper bracket Final, and it was the deadly duo of Marc Polo Luis 'Raven' Fausto and Chong Xin 'Ohaiyo' Khoo that put paid to Fnatic. The pair ripped through Fnatic, claiming 60 kills between them across the two games — more than their opponents managed in total.
Niko comes in Clutch but Fnatic progress
In the lower bracket, Clutch Gamers recorded a comeback victory over Detonator. After a straightforward loss in the first game, carry Nikolay 'Nikobaby' Nikolov took matters into his own hands. With 40 kills across the two following games, they sealed a match with Fnatic in the lower bracket final.
However, Clutch were to come undone. The first game was as simple as it could get for Fnatic, playing patiently before seizing an advantage around the fifteen-minute mark they would not relinquish. The second was much the same, as Fnatic polished Clutch off in less than half an hour in consecutive games.
And Neil died a hero...
Revenge is sweet for Fnatic
And so, to the Grand Final, a rematch between Lotac and Fnatic. In a series that went to four games, there was only one clear winner. Fnatic took the first game with a steady win, before Lotac dominated in return to tie the match up.
In the third, Abed 'Abed' Yusop led the charge with 12 kills as a the game eventually swung in Fnatic’s favour after almost half an hour of a close contest. With Fnatic 2-1 up, Lotac needed a big win in game four.
However, they were not able to deliver. For almost 45 minutes the sides kept within reach of one another, before a skirmish gave over 2k to Fnatic. From there they built on their lead, and after the hour mark had passed finally closed out the win — sealing the title of champions, and that spot at Dota Summit 10.
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