DreamLeague Season 5 results are in for the first day of the playoffs. No Diggity was eliminated and OG has advanced to the Grand Finals. Na’Vi and Virtus.Pro will face off in the lower bracket finals for another shot to compete for the championship title and trophy.The action resumes tomorrow at 12:00 CEST for the Lower Bracket finals between. the two CIS teams followed by the Grand Finals.
What a day with 12 games in total! @TeamVirtuspro wins the last series of tonight 2-1 vs. No Diggity!
— DreamLeague (@DHDreamLeague) May 22, 2016
The DreamLeague Season 5 results for the first day reveal OG as the first Grand Finalists to appropriately defend their title.
No Diggity were eliminated in the early hours of the morning after all four series required three matches each to determine the winners.
Virtus.Pro and Na’Vi will go head to head for the last Grand Final spot. The series is expected to be intense and thrilling as both teams have displayed some remarkable plays and are hungry for a title.
DreamLeague Season 5 results: Upper bracket semi final #1 – OG vs No Diggity
The defending champions edged out No Diggity after a three game series. Despite a fantastic game for Adrian “Era” Kryeziu on his signature Tiny and a flawless game for Max “qojqva” Bröcker on Naga Siren, OG pulled off the first victory after a few back and forth swings in lead. No Diggity struck back hard in the second game. Shutting down Amer “Miracle-“ al-Barqawi on Phantom Lancer and Andreas “Cr1t-“ Franck Nielsen on Earth Spirit in the middle lane, OG were left to struggle. No Diggity took the lead and control immediately and forced a deciding third game. In the final game OG rebounded from their loss and came out of the gate swinging. Armed with a ferocious and flawless performance by Johan “BigDaddy” Sundstein on Sven and fantastic middle lane performance by Miracle- on Templar Assassin OG claimed the victory easily for the match and the series.
DreamLeague Season 5 results: Upper bracket semi final #2 – Na’Vi vs Virtus.Pro
After Na’Vi’s first loss they staged a fantastic comeback taking the remaining two games. In the first game Na’Vi didnt seem to have a great strategy for their draft and Virtus.Pro capitalized on their opportunities with smooth execution. Things were fairly even in the second game between the two teams taking 47 minutes to determine a winner. Na’Vi eventually overpowered their opponents and tied up the series. Virtus.Pro went with the Drow strategy for the third game but Na’Vi had a fantastic team fight lineup and great positioning, making things very difficult for Virtus.Pro. Na’Vi seized the control and maintained it for the duration to take the win for the game and the series.
This was only the 3rd pro game ever where a Nature's Prophet has gone Mekanism and Pipe.
— Ben Steenhuisen (@NoxvilleZA) May 21, 2016
DreamLeague Season 5 results: Upper bracket final – OG vs Na’Vi
Coming right off the heals of a three round first series, Na’Vi went head to head with the defending champions- OG. The CIS team took the lead in the laning phase and early game until OG turned the tides on them and seized the advantage and lead. Na’Vi struggled to find farm and hold on long enough to find an opening or opportunity to change things but it was at no avail. In the second match OG made a Brood Mother first pick but Na’Vi seemed undaunted and took the first three kills in just over a minute. Danil “Dendi” Ishutin made some beautiful plays on Wind Ranger and the team executed their Drow strategy well. Pushing into the win, Na’Vi tied up the series. The final game started out with a courier snipe by Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev answered by him becoming first blood shortly after. The game was relatively even until about 16 minutes in when Na’Vi would take a bad fight at the Roshan Pit and OG would seize the momentum and control of the game until the end. With OG’s win they secured a spot in the Grand Finals and dropped the CIS team to the lower brackets.
DreamLeague Season 5 results: Lower bracket semi final – No Diggity vs Virtus.Pro
After a long wait following their loss in the first series, No Diggity went on to face Virtus.Pro in the early hours of the morning for the final series. Virtus.Pro wasted no time in taking control of the game and the match was heavily one sided in their favor. With a flawless and incredible performance by Ilya “ALOHADANCE” Korobkin on the Juggernaut and a fantastic game by Sergey Alexandrovich “G” Bragin on the Queen of Pain, there was not much that the Europeans could do to gain an advantage. The second match took almost one hour to determine a winner with 52 minutes of fierce competition. The first 40 minutes of the game was relatively even with back and force swings until Virtus.Pro took a bad fight and No Diggity seized the momentum and the advantage. With standout performances by Max “qojqva”Bröcker on Queen of Pain and Maurice “KheZu” Gutmann on Dark Seer No Diggity tied up the series. The final match once again favored the CIS team. With the help of flawless games by G on Queen of Pain and Maxim “yoky-” Kim on Tide Hunter Virtus.Pro eliminated the European squad.
DreamLeague Season 5 offline playoffs schedule
Sunday May 22nd
- 11:30 CEST – Broadcast start and pre-show
- 12:00 CEST – Lower bracket final – Na’Vi vs Virtus.Pro
- 16:00 CEST – Grand finals – OG vs Na’Vi/Virtus.Pro
DreamLeague Season 5 offline playoffs
- Dates: May 21-22
- Teams: 4
- Location: Monster Energy DreamHack Studios, Stockholm, Sweden
- Format: Double Elimination Bo3 bracket.
- Grand Finals: Bo5
- Prize-pool: $100,000
- Travel support: $3,000 per team*
*In addition, DreamLeague organizers are offering the teams that qualify for the playoffs a chance to stay in Stockholm for the week to bootcamp for the Manila Major. Accommodation, practice facilities and overall assistance will be provided.