The opening matches of the event were played between BOOM Esports and Geek Fam. WePlay! broadcasts the matches in their Ukrainian studios and transformed their set into a high-tech research laboratory. The event started as usual with a musical act.
Geek Fam versus BOOM
Game one: Geek Fam takes the lead
BOOM had to enter the series with a slight disadvantage as Alfi 'Khezcute' Syahrin Nelphyana was not able to play. Their manager XLR8 took over the support role.
This small roster change did not work out in game one. Geek Fam quickly took the lead and finished the match with a convincing 37-7 score and a 17k networth lead. Kenny 'Xepher' Deo alone contributed 27 of Geek Fam's kills.
Game two: Mikoto cannot be stopped
Boom fought back in the second match and took the series 1-1. Rafli 'Mikoto' Faturahman showed them how it feels to play against a 10k midlaner. His 18/2/16 Ember Spirit torched Geek Fam and peaked in an Ultra Kill.
After 46 minutes, Boom claimed victory with nearly 34k networth lead.
Game three: Karl proves his destructive force on Outworld Devourer
Geek Fam quickly recovered from their loss and defeated BOOM after 46 minutes, winning the series 2-1. Key to their success: midlaner Karl Matthew 'Karl' Jayme who displayed a deadly performance on Outworld Devourer (14/2/12).
With their victory, Geek Fam advances to the SEA finals. They will face the winner of the series of TNC Predator against Adroit next.
Temporary roster changes for OG
While SEA already finished their first match, fans of European Dota have to wait until Saturday to see their teams in action. OG had to make some adjustments to their roster since their players do not reside in the same region. Their changes will only be applied to the WePlay! event.
The new constellation will face Team Liquid in the first round tomorrow.
Our roster for @WePlayEsport WeSave! will be slightly different than our DPC Season one.— OG (@OGesports) March 20, 2020
Please welcome our very special (and temporary) OG charity squad:
1/ 🇬🇷 @MadaraDotA2
2/ 🇩🇰 @OG_BDN0tail
3/ 🇫🇷 @Ceb
4/ 🇲🇰 @Saksadota
5/ 🇺🇸 @SumaaaaiL #DreamOG #weplay2save
Playing for a good cause
The revenue from the charity event will be donated to CEPI and GlobalGiving. CEPI focuses on developing vaccines against the coronavirus. GlobalGiving delivers essential items to families in need, provides hospitals with lifesaving medical supplies, and supports doctors and nurses. You can find additional information about the NPO's here.
WePlay! also appeals to all betting companies to not accept bets on any of WePlay!'s charity matches. An exception for their request is made when betting companies would donate any revenues they made with those bets to the same cause.
‼️ Official statement of WePlay! Esports‼️— WePlay! Esports | #weplay2save (@WePlayEsport) March 20, 2020
Statement of managing partners Oleg Krot and Yuriy Lazebnikov to betting companies
Read more: https://t.co/63A7NIjEiG#wesave2play #weplay #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/re5E9hOFVt
More information and the list of participants can be found here.
You can watch the charity event here.
If you actively want to help you can also donate via Twitch or on WePlay, find more information here.
Stay safe, protect others and make sure to tune into WePlay!'s charity event!
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