OG, Clutch, Na’Vi, Planet Odd eliminated from EPICENTER 2017
The quarter and semi-finalists of this year’s EPICENTER are decided with some very baffling surprises.
EPICENTER 2017 has nearly closed down its group stage battles if not for one more match between Team Secret and LGD.Forever Young to determine playoff placements, but the first 4 teams to walk out of the tournament have been decided with only 6 left to continue their journey towards the EPICENTER 2017 title.
The first ones to walk out the door were team Clutch Gamers and Natus Vincere after a 0-4 run, with both teams failing to win at least 1 game of their 4 Best of 3 series. Clutch, who is currently on their second major LAN after their latest reformation back in March of this year, fall short once again, presumably due to their lack of international LAN experience being a young team from South East Asia. On the other hand, team Planet Odd from North America will also be added to EPICENTER 2017’s Eliminated list with a 1-3 record, winning only 1 series and that is against Clutch Gamers, albeit they were almost able to snag a series from teams Evil Geniuses and Invictus Gaming forcing game 3s from both teams in their respective matches. Planet Odd‘s game 3 match against team EG though, did show what is considered as the best highlight play of the tournament so far with EG‘s prodigy Suma1L showcasing the escape artist that he is on the Puck.
Last but not the least, the 4-time Dota 2 Majors champion OG will be saying goodbye to their EPICENTER 2017 dreams as they get eliminated with a 1-3 record only winning a series against team Natus Vincere. The tale of how OG fails to secure a championship win outside of a Dota 2 Major continues to this day, and while they are one of the favourites to win the tournament, n0tail and co fail to deliver and was even swept by teams LGD.Forever Young and Team Secret.
EPICENTER 2017 Groupstage Scores
|Group A||Group B|
|Team Secret||3-0||Evil Geniuses||4-0|
|Team Liquid||2-2||Invictus Gaming||2-2|
|OG Dota 2||1-3||Planet Odd||1-3|
|Natus Vincere||0-4||Clutch Gamers||0-4|
Teams Virtus.pro, Invictus Gaming, and Team Liquid will be heading to the Quarterfinal stage whereas Evil Geniuses will be securing a Semi-Finals spot, on the other hand, Team Secret and LGD.Forever Young will undergo one more match to determine who completes the 4 quarterfinalists and who secures the last Semi-Final slot before heading to the main event of EPICENTER 2017.