Dendi vs. Na'Vi: Can he finally defeat his former home?

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The list of participants will be narrowed down to four teams by the end of the day. Two matchups are waiting for us: NA vs. SA in form of compLexity Gaming and Infamous and Danil 'Dendi' Ishutin against Natus Vincere. Dendi was part of the Ukrainian powerhouse Na'Vi for almost eight years. Although he doesn't have a new team yet it's already the third time he'll face his former team since he left in September 2018.

First he was standing in for Team Secret. The match ended with a surprising win for Na'Vi although they were almost defeated at one point. Now he's playing for Vega Squadron (EU) at DreamLeague Season 10 because Anas 'MagE-' Hirzalla wasn't able to get his visa in time.

Vega already had to play against Na'Vi in the group stage, but didn't manage to win a single game against the CIS squad. That means Dendi is still waiting for his first victory against his former organization. He'll get another opportunity today in the Lower Bracket of the Minor.

Vega won its first match yesterday in the first round of the playoffs against The Final Tribe. After losing the first game, Vega forced the Swedes twice in the late game where they finished them off.

Na'Vi on the other hand started in the Upper Bracket, but didn't manage to win two games against the Southeast Asian team Tigers. Picking Enigma twice was not the solution to win against David 'Moonmeander' Tan and his teammates.

Can InFamous eliminate another NA team?

Infamous won the first American clash on Wednesday by beating Rooons with a clean 2-0. Now they'll face a favourite to win the Minor. compLexity Gaming had a good start in the Minor by winning the group stage.

However, they lost against Royal Never Give Up in the Upper Bracket after a tough fight and will now try to avenge their NA friends of Rooons.

Jacky 'EternaLEnVy' Mao and his teammates are certainly the favourites in this series, but Enzo 'Timado' Gianoli and co. combine some raw talent that could surprise coL.

Who will make it into the top four?

Photo credit: DreamHack - Jennika Ojala