Alliance's unbeaten streak comes to an end in Croatia

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Ninjas in Pyjamas advances to the Grand Finals of the Dota PIT Minor with a 2-0 against Alliance.

Fata's deathless Ember Spirit makes space for Ace

The first game started off in the favour of Alliance. They were taking good trades and ensuring farm on Omar 'Madara' Dabachach's Sven. At 32 mintues they even had a 10k gold lead; however, Adrian 'Fata' Trinks's 13-0-11 Ember Spirit bought lots of time for NIP. In particular, he made space for Marcus 'Ace' Hoelgaard's Medusa.

As Medusa got stronger, she became harder and harder for Alliance to handle. Eventually, despite a dream initiation, Alliance simply could not kill her, and soon thereafter called the GG.

Ace near-flawless on Meepo in Game Two

In the second match Alliance got Meepo'd. For ten minutes the game was even, with Alliance drawing or winning every one of their lanes. But they could not punish Ace's Meepo hard enough. He suffered only one death at the 2 minute mark and never fell again. As he grew in strength, NIP continued to squelch Alliance around the map; Fata again set a strong tempo on his 9-1-10 Mirana.

Eventually NIP was using Meepo to siege Alliance highground, and as soon as they tried to engage the Geomancer, NIP's team converged on Alliance, locking them down and allowing Meepo to rip them apart. The game ended at only 29 minutes with Ace having a 7-1-9 KDA.

Ninjas in Pyjamas moves on to the Grand Finals while Alliance will face off against EHOME for the second finals spot.

Ninjas in Pyjamas are waiting confidently in the Grand Finals.

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