TI6 Main Event – TNC eliminates OG while Evil Geniuses advance to the next round with EHOME
Predictions continue to be shattered, scientist are once again baffled, what in the world is happening at TI6?
The long drought of Filipino participation is greatly ended by TNC Pro Team Dota 2 and the team itself continues to prove just how much South East Asian Dota 2 has grown as they score a 2-0 sweep against the 2-time major champion OG Dota 2. Pulling off one surprise after another, TNC is officially the breakout team of the year as the first time Major participants are looking to achieve more than what their Filipino predecessors have reached in The International.
Winning 2 nerve wracking games that averaged more than 50 minutes each, the TNC proves that MMR is nothing more than a number as they pin down OG‘s 9K MMR Fundamental Miracle- and create amazing plays of their own, such as as SamH‘s Faceless Void that helped the team stage a comeback on game 2. TNC will move towards the next round of the Lower Bracket and will be facing Digital Chaos.
Meanwhile the defending Champions, Evil Geniuses will maintain their title defense, advancing to the next round of the Upper Brackets after breezing through Newbee in their best of 3 series. The North American dream is completely back to their former shape here in TI6, with SumaiL once again using his playmaker mid laners and Universe showcasing his signature precision plays.
Alliance on the other hand will not share the same fate as their sister team EG after being defeated by EHOME 2-0, the former king is really dead set for a comeback this year in TI as they steamroll through Alliance‘s attempts at going for their Rat Meta, reading their gameplay, focusing major pressure on AdmiralBulldog and went on to win both games with s4 even questioned for letting EHOME play the Sand King, Mirana and Shadow Demon twice in their best of 3 series.
The last Chinese team in the Lower Bracket, the veteran LGD Gaming will also be sent home packing today after being sweeped by Digital Chaos in the day’s last series. The North American contender never held back in their Best of 3, brawling through LGD even with the game’s surpassing late game territory, which is generally said to be the Chinese trademark and a set back for most of their comebacks.