Invitational S2: Vici Gaming and iG.Vitality will play in the upper bracket's finals
Were decided the both finalists of the upper bracket in the Chinese online-qualifier for the LAN-finals of SL i-League Dota 2 Invitational S2. Prevailing over CDEC Gaming, iG.Vitality advanced to the next stage, where they will play against Vici Gaming for an advance to the Grandfinal of the CN-quals.
iG.Vitality — the next rival of Vici Gaming
On April 14 were held three matches of the CN-qualifier. At first, iG.Vitality were fighting against CDEC Gaming in the semifinals of the upper bracket, then two games in the lower one took place: CDEC faced off against EHOME.Keen, while Invictus Gaming were battling with LGD.Forever Young.
The match-day was kicked off with a match between CDEC Gaming and iG.Vitality. The teams decided to play a quick Dota, so an avarage duaration of the map in this BO3-series was 37 minutes. Earning a victory each, the outcome of this match was decided in the third game.
In the crucial clash, CDEC, up from the first minutes was carrying an advantage, but iG.Vitality, using two opponent's missteps, played back a log in 13K in gold and retook the lead. iG.V decided not to wait and went through the central lane, quickly destroying the base of CDEC Gaming with the help of Lina and Weaver.
Going to the lower bracket of the qualifier, CDEC Gaming, following the seeding rules, faced EHOME.Keen. And again the viewers were witnessing a full-fledged Best of 3-series. On the last map CDEC and EHOME.Keen reached the superlate, so the decider-clash lasted for 81 minutes.
Way more strong carry-heroes of Monkey King and Ursa, and, surely, Storm Spirit from Setsu, gave CDEC Gaming an advantage in damage, which was intelligently used by the Chinese team. CDEC secured a win over EHOME.Keen on the third map, destroying the enemy's base and knocked the opponent out of the qualifier. It's worth noting that in this game CDEC Gaming managed to secure two baracks on the bottom lane and the main tower.
After this, the game was entered by Invictus Gaming and LGD.Forever Young. On the first map, iG emphasised on the tactics of a quick push, which was successfully realized and won on the 27th minute. In the following game, LGD.Forever Young managed to withstand this game-style. The players from LGD.FY reached the late and, with the help of Medusa, picked up the second map.
In the last game, Invictus Gaming didn't allow the same mistake and banned Medusa and Venomancer, who contributed a lot to the victory of LGD on the previous map. Thanks to that, iG managed to realize their plan and, thus, overpowered LGD. Wraith King from iG.BurNIng left LGD.FY no chances for a comeback.
You can follow the further tide of events on the CN online-qualifier for SL i-League Dota 2 Invitational S2 on the page of this event.