Tundra Esports stay probably the most dominant workforce at present enjoying Dota 2 on the sport’s largest stage, however now they must conflict with the ultimate hope of North America within the higher bracket finals—TSM.
Each groups confronted fierce competitors of their semi-finals matchup of the DPC Stockholm Main, and but got here out on high 2-0 after overcoming Thunder Awaken and Gaimin Gladiators, respectively.
For Tundra, they walked via recreation one holding an escalating lead, however TA performed so nicely from behind that the sport lasted over an hour. This led to the South American squad having a couple of openings to take fights, however they might by no means carry the sport again inside attain whereas having to continually fend off skiter’s Wraith King.
Sport two was a lot nearer, however TA simply couldn’t draw back. Within the last moments, as Tundra pushed the excessive floor, they’d no actual choices to cease them from taking barracks exterior of hoping for Pakazs to nail an ideal Skewer together with his Magnus, however even that wasn’t sufficient to show the tides heading right into a battle round Roshan that might seal the deal.
GG got here into the sequence in opposition to TSM as the upper seed out of their shared Group B, however that did nothing to discourage the ultimate NA workforce current on the occasion from enjoying as much as their stage.
Sport one was virtually lifeless even for 35 minutes, partially due to a couple overextensions on the a part of TSM after they did find yourself taking a lead half-hour in. And, even after falling behind, all it took was one huge teamfight to swing the sport right into a TSM victory—which additionally preserved Timado’s excellent file on Chaos Knight on the occasion to this point.
GG performed a superb early hand in recreation two, however TSM remained affected person and didn’t overextend after they made performs this time. And, as SabeRLight- stated within the post-match interview, enjoying to their strengths and as a unit led to a late-game turnaround and a few due to some huge teamfights.
The primary sequence of the day, and the one decrease bracket matchup, was additionally the closest, as Fnatic eradicated T1 and at last broke the group’s ninth place or decrease ending streak at Majors that dates again to March 2019.
Fnatic gained the sequence 2-1, with every recreation being dynamic and snowballing rapidly within the favor of the workforce that went on to win. All through all three video games, solely recreation two noticed a number of networth lead adjustments.
Not solely did Fnatic eradicate what was Southeast Asia’s most dominant workforce within the 2021 DPC season and safe a top-eight end, however they’re now the one SEA workforce that can make an look in entrance of the Stockholm Main’s reside viewers when matches resume on Could 20.