Evil Geniuses are the first finalists!
These teams had already met each other within the group stage of the tournament. Then Evil Geniuses lost the race for the first place in the group. This time, a lot more is at stack, since the teams are fighting for a ticket to the LAN Final of the thirteenth season of SL i-League StarSeries!
Evil Geniuses started rather well. Although EG had more passive pick, each attempt of LGD to seize the initiative would end up with a total failure. The domination over all spots on the map and excellent team work let the world champions take the victory on the first map.
On the second map the teams chilled out a bit and started to play more carefully. During a long period of time the advantage was being taken by both teams in turns, but, in general, LGD were the one to have it. The crucial moment was the fight at EG's tower, in which the Chinese destroyed the lion's share of the enemy's heroes. In return came the series of buybacks and the Americans managed to take away some part of the advantage from LGD.
The decider followed almost the same plan. The only difference was that all initiative would come from Evil Geniuses. During the early stage, EG managed to ruin the entire game of the rival's main carry. The constant pressure by the world champions with every minute would bring them closer to the sacred victory.