Invitational S2: F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and Elements Pro start with victories
SoNNeikO and company move forward
The matches of European qualifier kicked off with a clash between F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and Digital Company. The Russian squad prevailed over the enemy on the first map, but faced some difficulties on the second one, the game lasted till the late-stage and the victory was secured by sQreen and company. The crucial battle took place on the 25th minute and was finished in favor of F.R.I.E.N.D.S.[2:1]. Eventually, Digital Company leave the competition, while F.R.I.E.N.D.S. in their next match will fight against the invited squad — Team Empire.
In the second BO3-series we witnessed a countering between Cyber Anji and Elements Pro Gaming. During the first 20 minutes the squads were playing toe-to-toe, exchanging the towers at every turn, but then the squad under g0g1's guidance moved ahead and picked the Roshan twice in a game. Gaining the sufficient advantage, team Elements Pro entered the enemy's highground and paragraphed the fight in their favor [1:0].
Despite a loss on the first map, Cyber Anji managed to bounce back on the second one and leveled the score [1:1]. On the third map the initiative was constantly changing the holder, but the last word was said by Elements Pro [2:1]. In their following match of the European qualifier for SL i-League Dota 2 Invitational S2 g0g1 and company will play against Vega Squadron.