The Manila Masters – Day 2 Quick Recap
Boys in Blue, Anime Squad, and The Chinese Bosses are the remaining teams for the final day of The Manila Masters.
Team NP (2) vs Invictus Gaming Vitality (0)
Day 2 started off with Team NP eliminating iG with 2-0. Despite iG having their comfort picks in Game 1 and the deadly duo Queen of Pain and Sven combo in Game 2, they fell off short against EE’s unkillable Medusa in Game 2 as B-God and the rest of the iG.V run in the tournament has come to an end and earning them $10,000.
Team OG (1) vs Team Faceless (2)
The first game of the series was pretty much the Ana show as he bagged 19 kills without any death as Invoker. The constant pressure and rotations of Jerax’s Pudge in the mid lane helped Ana and Notail plow through the entire Faceless squad in Game 1.
In Game 2 it was a different scenario as Faceless destroyed OG with Black’s Anti-Mage against Ana’s Storm spirit in the middle lane. As the game progress, Notail only managed to build Mask of Madness and Assault Cuirass at the 32-minute mark against Black’s item locked Anti-Mage. Faceless managed to snag Game 2 as they move closer to fight against Team NP in the lower bracket.
As both teams went head-to-head in Game 3, OG’s team fight oriented line up with Ana’s early to mid game rotations and Faceless 4-protect-1 strategy secured late game items for Black’s Naga Siren, Faceless secured the win and forced OG to call ‘GG’ at 54 minutes into the game.
Team NP (2) vs Team Faceless (1)
The spotlight of Game 1 of this series was the duo of Iceiceice’s constant threat as Nyx Assassin, and Black’s Invoker sunstrike combo with Nyx burst damage. As the game progress, EE and the rest of the Anime Squad couldn’t find any answer against the tankiness of xy’s Bristleback and super farmed Black’s Invoker securing the first game of the series against NP.
In Game 2, Team NP managed to crack what Team Faceless playstyle by taking Legion Commander and Clockwerk to counter Faceless
Team NP decided to go for their most successful hero in the event so far, Bristleback. Winning both Game 2 and Game 3, they managed to fight back and secure another day tomorrow against Evil Geniuses.
Team Faceless run in the tournament has ended placing fourth and taking home a total of $20,000.