Opening the day at the WePlay! Bukovel Minor we saw Ninjas in Pyjamas being the first team piece of email from the match from Group A. Following that it was the winner’s fit which came up subsequent and while Geek Fam looked fantastic on day one, Royal Never Give Up breezed passed the Southeast Asians and placed them in a difficult removal struggle against Team Spirit. On a high from their victory over NiP, it was expected that Spirit would put up a great combat against GF but that was far from the case as the SEA squad punched their way into the playoffs, sending one of the two home teams packing from the Minor.
With Group A now Determined, it was off to Group B where FURIA Esports had already been removed late last night. First up would be the winner’s sequence which would feature Combating PandaS and Gambit Esports going head-to-head. While it seemed as though Gambit were heavily on the back foot when they went down in the first Video game, the CIS squad utilised their essential homeground talents to come back and claim the top seed in Group B and push FP into rematch against Nigma – this time with removal on the cards.
The first online game of the collection was exactly what we’ve come to expect from Nigma with Amer ‘Miracle’ Al-Barkawi on an Anti-Mage and Aliwi ‘w33’ Omar on Windranger. The TI9 runner’s up were methodical as they shutdown their opponent and opened the collection with a win. In spite of the fact that, sport two was a completely alternative affair as each teams came out scuffling with and remained virtually equal for a long while. But when it came down to it, Miracle’s Terrorblade looked to be the deciding factor as they pushed high floor to take the sequence – but they counted out Jacky ‘EternaLEnvy’ Mao far too soon.
One slip up from Nigma was all it took for the online game to go against them and we were heading to a final and decisive sport three to decide who would be heading to playoffs at the WePlay! Bukovel Minor. The final activity of the Sequence, while extremely scrappy from each teams, with constant errors on either side. Nigma were far forward but FP’s “never give up” perspective was well-nigh enough to e-book them to victory – but lamentably Nigma were too strong. It took just about an hour but Nigma would punch their price ticket into the Minor playoffs.
With that it would be Nigma becoming a member of Gambit Esports, RNG and Geek Fam in the playoffs at the WePlay! Bukovel Minor which starts offevolved the next day with a flurry of Dota 2 action still coming our way.