The DreamLeague Season 3 LAN playoffs held at Dreamhack Summer, in Jönköping, Sweden, are now live for the second day and will run until June 15. Six teams – Virtus.Pro, Alliance, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Na’Vi, Burden United and Basically Unknown started out to compete for the $147,556 prize pool.
Only four teams remain after Burden United and Basically Unknown were eliminated yesterday. Alliance and Virtus.Pro will be making their playoff debuts today against Na’Vi and Ninjas in Pyjamas.
Natus Vincere will face Alliance today, June 14, at 14:00 CEST, while Ninjas in Pyjamas will play against Virtus.Pro, at 16:30 CEST.
English broadcast is provided on DreamLeague’s Twitch channel:
UPDATE 06:30 CEST – In a quick, heavily one-sided third game, Na’Vi were able to secure their victory over Virtus.Pro. With an amazing game for Daniil “Dendi” Ishutin on Shadow Fiend, a nicely fattened Alexander “XBOCT” Dashkevich on Gyrocopter and the mobility of Io, the team snowballed their way to the end in only 35 minutes. Na’Vi will advance to the Grand Finals, while Virtus.Pro will play NiP in the Lower Bracket finals.
UPDATE 06:30 CEST – Virtus.Pro came back in the second game. Although they banned Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev’s signature hero, Winter Wyvern, he ended up having a great game on Rubick instead, going 1:9:17. Despite the stolen Vacuum at base to keep VP from pushing resulted in killing three of VP’s heroes, it wasn’t enough to turn the game for Na’Vi. Virtus.Pro were able to tie up the series and force the deciding third game.
UPDATE 00:30 CEST – In a game lasting over one hour, Na’Vi were able to secure the first win of the series over Virtus.Pro. The game was back and forth, with Na’Vi having a slight advantage during most of the early game. Their aggressive play-style was obvious from the very beginning, as they drew first blood and chased all the way to the base to secure the kill on Silencer.
UPDATE 22:42 CEST – The deciding third game ended with an exciting base race. NiP took first blood and were able to maintain the lead for the rest of the game. Jonathan “Loda” Berg’s infamous Naga Siren deserves the credit in giving Alliance the opportunity to at least push for the base, but in the end it wasn’t enough to secure the win. NiP took the throne and the victory, advancing into the last day of playoffs tomorrow, and eliminating Alliance from the tournament.
UPDATE 21:20 CEST – The second game started with a very close and intense skirmish on the top lane. First blood was drawn by Alliance, on the mid lane. Although Alliance were able to secure the first blood and had a very good early game, NiP managed to take the lead. Once they grabbed hold, there was no stopping them. NiP went all the way to victory, evening out the series and forcing a deciding third game for the first time in the playoff series.
UPDATE 20:05 CEST – The first game started out one-sided in favor of Alliance, despite NiP getting first blood. There were some fantastic plays by Per Anders “Pajkatt” Olsson. Alliance managed to take the first game of the series.
UPDATE 18:25 CEST – Virtus.Pro continued to dominate and outplay NiP in the second game of the series. After getting first blood and then a following kill, they continued to overpower the Swedes. At minute 12, they took a favorable 4:1 trade. NiP ended up losing all five heroes and got four-man wiped again barely two minutes later. The game was over in 19 minutes with a score of 24:4. Virtus Pro will continue to advance, while NiP will drop to the Lower Brackets and face Alliance.
UPDATE 17:25 CEST – Virtus.Pro seized the first game in the series versus NiP. VP were able to constantly apply pressure all around the map and look for kills, taking the advantage in most team fights. Coming out of the gates, they were in control and were able to maintain it throughout the 39 minute long game.
UPDATE 15:50 CEST – Na’Vi started the second game with first blood and an immediate follow-up kill. They continued to dominate the game and were leading by 6:1 at minute seven. The game ended in less than 20 minutes with a score of 16:2. Na’Vi will continue in the Upper Brackets and Alliance will drop to the Lower Brackets to face either Virtus.Pro, or Ninjas in Pyjamas, later today.
UPDATE 15:10 CEST – El Clásico rivalry started off the event today with Na’Vi taking the first win in the series over Alliance. Although Alliance were able to draw first blood and had a good laning phase, the strength and damage output from Na’Vi’s lineup was too much for Alliance to continue to repel and keep under control. Daniil “Dendi” Ishutin and Alexander “XBOCT” Dashkevich both had great games.
DreamLeague Season 3 LAN finals attending teams
Ninjas in Pyjamas
DreamLeague Season 3 LAN playoffs brackets
Dreamhack Summer DreamLeague LAN finals day 2 schedule
- 13:30 – Preshow
- 14:00 – Match F – Alliance vs. Na’Vi – BO3
- 16:30 – Match G – Virtus.Pro vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas – BO3
- 19:00 – Match H – Loser of Match F&G – BO3
- 21:30 – Match I – Winner of Match F&G – BO3
DreamLeague LAN finals talent and streams
Jorien “Sheever” van der Heijden – Host
Shane “Shaneomad” Clarke – Co-host
Andy “Draskyl” Stiles – Commentator
Owen “ODpixel” Davies – Commentator
Troels “SyndereN” Nielsen – Commentator
David “Luminous” Zhang – Commentator
Jess Brohard – Reporter