Liquid are out, EG are sassy: Day 2 games were a little bit messy

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Techies, the perfect Echo Slam and a desperate Lycan: the group stage of the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Singapore is coming to an end – and brought us some entertaining moments.

EG are playing with Liquid



Team Liquid have had an extremely inconsistent performance since they joined the organisation in October. After a weak kickoff and the last place at ESL One Hamburg 2019, they completely dominated the DreamLeague S13: EU Qualifier where they did not lose a single map. Nothing of this perfomance level was to be seen in Singapore where they lost all games, except for one map against LGD.

The final blow came from Evil Geniuses who defeated them 2-0. EG had the upper hand for the entire match. During the final base push, EG's player confidently body blocked boxi in his own base, playing with him so the Lycan player couldn't reach the fountain to get his Aghanim's.



Game two was a disaster. Artour 'Arteezy' Babaev finished with an oustanding 29/4/18 Tiny, Tal 'Fly' Aizik played Viper as support and Andreas 'Cr1t-' Nielsen went for a cheeky Techies pick

Abed 'Abed' Yusop finished the game with his three-man RP, pushing Liquid out of the fountain into Arteezy's deadly Tiny.



zai's perfect Echo Slam



Team Secret started into their first LAN appearance of the season quite strong, despite Yeik Nai 'MidOne' Zheng having to rejoin as a stand-in for Yazied 'YapzOr' Jaradat last minute.

Ludwig 'zai' Wåhlberg once again underlined his status as one of the strongest off-laners in the world. Against TNC Predator, he landed a perfectly timed Echo Slam, setting up an easy ultra kill for Lasse 'Matumbaman' Urpalainen.



For some the path continues, for others it ended



EG and Alliance are now on top of their groups with a 4-1-0 standing each. [A] will face AS Monaco Gambit in the playoffs next, whereas EG will go against Team Secret.

Team Aster, J.Storm, PSG.LGD and Team Liquid landed on the two bottom places of each group, therefore they are now already eliminated from the tournament.



Photo credit: Valve, Twitter

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