The road so far
Both teams are currently tied in their group, but only one of them can take part at the playoffs. Therefore, they now have to play a tiebreaker. They've already had an encounter in the group stage that ended in a 1-1 draw. Ad Finem's victory was not only owed to their skill, they also outdrafted Nigma by choosing the current meta heroes Furion and Ursa, while Nigma relied on Broodmother.
GGWP @TeamLiquid— Nigma (@nigmagg) December 2, 2019
We fell short and lost the series 0-2 but it's not over yet!
Our tiebreaker Bo1 match Vs @Adfinemdota2 will be played tomorrow at 12:00 CET.
Oh and by the way, Caption this!#StarsAlign pic.twitter.com/d2jeCyWpcs
The winner of the tiebreaker joins Team Secret, Alliance and Team Liquid in the playoffs. Three of those teams qualify for Leipzig, but for the fourth team, the path will not be over.
There is still a chance
The team that gets eliminated still has a chance to qualify for the Major over a detour. While the first three teams qualify for the Major directly, place 4-7 will advance to the WePlay! Bukovel M: Europe Qualifier. The winner of that tournament earns the last spot to play at DreamLeague. Invictus Gaming already showed that it is possible to end up on the Major pedastal after starting their journey at the DOTA Summit 11.
The decider match takes place at 12pm CET and is streamed on DreamLeague's Twitch channel.
Who do you think is going to win - Ad Finem or Nigma?
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