Manila Major Group stage results day 1 are in and groups A and B have been played out to the finish. Newbee and Na’Vi have both gone through the stage undefeated and will start the playoffs in the upper brackets. OG and Digital Chaos will also begin in the upper brackets, leaving compLexity Gaming, Team Empire, Team Secret and Wings Gaming to start out in the brutal best-of-one lower bracket elimination matches. The action resumes tomorrow at 04:00 CEST with group C and D opening matches.
— PGL (@pglesports) June 3, 2016
The Manila Major Group stage results have left many viewers yearning for more and catching the Manila fever after one day of competition.
Once again Newbee is looking unstoppable as they didn’t drop a single match in the group stage phase. Clearing the stage with a 4:0 result, they will begin in the upper brackets for the playoffs. Team work, precision and well executed strategies are prominent in their matches.
Similarly, Na’Vi is completely on fire with incredible team work and plays with a 4:0 sweep in their group. Their performances can be summed up in a highlight of one of the matches when it came down to a TP into enemy base for an epic finish in 1.5 hour long game. Thrilling, exciting and intense, Na’Vi has reignited their flame.
compLexity Gaming didn’t take a single win in their group stage and will start in the lower brackets. Their result was surprising to many as the North American team had been improving at each LAN event over the last few months.
Team Secret struggled, grabbing only one win in the series against Wings Gaming. Their communication and coordination continues to seem to be a weakness that contributes to their sub standard results with this new roster.
Digital Chaos‘ LAN debut has been nothing less than spectacular. The newly reformed team appear to be in top form and with tight synergy that enables them to be on top in positioning and to execute their strategies smoothly.
Team Empire, Wings Gaming and OG have all shown remarkable prowess and prime-cut proficiency.
Manila Major Group stage results
Manila Major Group stage results: Match recap
Manila Major Group stage: OG vs TEAM EMPIRE
The first match featured a KOTL pick for OG which seemingly was instrumental in the laning phase and throughout. Amer “Miracle-“ al-Barqawi’s game on LifeStealer was top notch with a 10:1:3 result and falling only slightly behind Roman “Ramzes” Kushnarev’s Anti-Mage. David “MoonMeander” Tan’s Clockwork hooks were on point and the European mix steadily furthered their lead as the game progressed, securing them an easy victory.
The second match featured Roman “Scandal” Sadotenkov on Shadow Fiend but OG did well to shut down Team Empire’s heroes pretty early on, snatching the slight lead the CIS team had in the early game. With Miracle- on Juggernaut, topping the net worth with a significant lead, OG were able to take and maintain the lead and control for the remainder of the game.
Manila Major Group stage results: OG 2:0 TEAM EMPIRE
Manila Major Group stage: NEWBEE vs COMPLEXITY
The first match of this series was a complete blowout by Newbee over compLexity Gaming. In only 21 minutes the Chinese team secured their victory 28:2. Chen “Hao” Zhihao’s Weaver was spectacular along with perfect games by Damien “kpii” Chok on Faceless Void and Zhang “Mu” Pan’s Batrider. compLexity had no chance, despite taking first blood and having a stronger laning phase.
The second game wasn’t much better for compLexity as they once again were shellacked by Newbee. After Wong “ChuaN” Hock Chuan’s beloved Enchantress secured the first two kills, Newbee went on to take four towers before compLexity could take one.
— Nahaz (@NahazDota) June 3, 2016
Manila Major Group stage results: NEWBEE 2:0 COMPLEXITY
Manila Major Group stage: WINGS GAMING vs DIGITAL CHAOS
In the first game Martin “Saksa” Sazdov’s Winter Wyvern was on point and overall Digital Chaos’ team fights and coordination was fantastic. Roman “Resolut1on” Fominok’s LifeStealer was not only flawless but incredibly strong and poignant with a 15:0:8 score.
In the second match Digital Chaos took an Alchemist for Aliwi “w33” Omaras their last pick. Impeccable performances by Chu “Shadow” Zeyu on Weaver and Zhou “bLink” Yang on his Dragon Knight would lead Wings Gaming to victory and tie up the series with an overwhelmingly convincing win in just under 30 minutes.
The deciding third match would end in favor of Digital Chaos was a roller coaster of emotions and an intense, closely matched game that lasted just under one hour. In the end it was Digital Chaos that would secure the victory with a 26:26 score at 56 minutes in on the backs of Resolut1on’s Gyrcopter and W33’s Puck.
— Andrew Campbell (@ZyoriTV) June 3, 2016
Manila Major Group stage results: WINGS GAMING 1:2 DIGITAL CHAOS
Manila Major Group stage: TEAM SECRET vs NATUS VINCERE
First blood of the opening match went to Team Secret as rotations came in mid to take out Danil “Dendi” Ishutin. Overall Na’Vi’s game was executed smoothly focusing on great teamwork and the CIS team appeared to be in great form as Na’Vi forced them to play at their pace – to fight early game instead of Secret trying to force the split push. Na’Vi were able to take the first match
The second match featured Artour “Arteezy” Babaev on Kunkka – the last time he played the hero in an official was when he was on Kaipi years ago. Na’Vi went with a Drow strat and Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev on Io. The game was fairly even and back and forth for the first 30 minutes but Dendi closed out the second game with a Rampage and CIS team swept through the European mix.
— Nahaz (@NahazDota) June 3, 2016
Manila Major Group stage results: TEAM SECRET 0:2 NATUS VINCERE
Manila Major Group stage Group A winners: Newbee vs OG
The first match of the series highlighted how scary Newbee has become. With perfect games by Mu on Dragon Knight and Kpii on Void, the Chinese team had no problems destroying OG despite Miracle- playing on Lifestealer and Io floating around.
Once the laning stage was complete in the second game, Newbee seized the game away from the European team and convincingly cruised to their victory in 28 minutes. With a fantastic games by Hao on Slark and by Hu “Kaka” Liangzhi on Beast Master, Newbee seemed to be unstoppable.
— Nahaz (@NahazDota) June 3, 2016
Manila Major Group stage results Group A winners: Newbee 2:0 OG. Newbee will take the top seed for the group and a slot in the UB of The Playoffs
Manila Major Group stage Group B winners: Digital Chaos vs Na’Vi
Na’Vi took the first match by storm in only 24 minutes with another round of incredible team work and plays. At the Digital Chaos base, Dendi stunned two heroes with his Spiked Carapace, quickly blinked into the base then cast Impale to keep the NA based team at bay while the rest of Na`Vi stormed the barracks.
The second match was incredibly exciting and took a whopping 91 minutes to finish. In a very even matched competition, both teams had great positioning, rotations and team coordination. With a cheeky buyback and immediate refresher purchase by Dendi, a TP into enemy base and an incredible finish, Na’Vi secured the victory without losing a single match in the group stage.
— Nahaz (@NahazDota) June 3, 2016
Manila Major Group stage results Group B winners: Na’Vi 2:0 Digital Chaos. Na’Vi will take the top seed for the group and a slot in the UB of The Playoffs
Manila Major Group stage Group A Elimination series: Team Empire vs compLexity Gaming
Team Empire snatched the first match of the elimination series that would knock one team to the lower brackets. In an incredible comeback, after losing the lead in the early game, Team Empire regained control with a powerful momentum. Ramzes666’s flawless game on Lone Druid and Scandal’s incredible performance on Death Prophet were significant in crushing the opponents.
The second match was relatively even for the first 26 minutes even both teams having with slight advantages at various points. After an incredible team fight in favor of Team Empire, they were able to take a firm grasp over the NA based team and control the game. Ramzes666 continues to shine and with Team Empire securing the first three slots in hero net-worth, it was quite difficult for compLexity to turn the tides and overcome the CIS team.
Manila Major Group stage Group A Elimination series results: Team Empire 2:0 compLexity Gaming. compLexity Gaming drops to the lower bracket
Manila Major Group stage Group B Elimination series: Wings vs Team Secret
The first match of the series Wings Gaming skipped their last ban. Then first blood was made by a level 2 Bash by Zhang “Faith_bian” Ruida on Slardar. 12 minutes into the game Wings Gaming secured a full team wipe and continued to just destroy Team Secret from there on. Wings Gaming crushed the European team.
The second game saw Team Secret seemed to come back to life and secured more kills than they had in their previous games combined. Team Secret dominated the match from the start with fantastic games by Jacky “Eternal Envy” Mao on Sven and Arteezy on Death Prophet. The mobility, vision and damage coming out from the Europeans was too much for Wings, despite a good effort. Team Secret’s victory forced a third game.
The third game saw Wings draft a Drow as the first pick and went with the Drow-Io combo that has been effective and popular lately. The strategy proved to be effective for them once again. Despite a lot of small mistakes after almost 40 minutes of play the Chinese team was able to knock Team Secret down to the lower brackets.
Manila Major Group stage results Group B Elimination series: Wings Gaming 2:1 Team Secret. Team Secret drops to the lower bracket
Manila Major Group stage Group A Decider series: OG vs Team Empire
The first game of the series was back and forth, taking 52 minutes to determine the winner. Yaroslav “Miposhka” Naidenov blackhole caught four of OG’s heroes to help secure their lead in the early mid game but OG were able to regain the momentum eight minutes later. The swings in lead and momentum continued until about 50 minutes in when Team Empire took the lead once again and quickly finished the match.
The second match was a much quicker game, ending in 24 minutes in favor of OG. Again, a back and forth start would highlight how well both teams had done in positioning and coordination. OG were able to edge out the CIS team about 17 minutes in after an incredible fight at the Roshan Pit. The European victory forced a deciding third game.
The last game of the series was the one sided match of the series. The European team took the victory in only 21 minutes with a 19:7 score. An incredible performance by Miracle- on Huskar and flawless game by Johan “BigDaddy” Sundstein on Dragon Knight helped to shut down the CIS team early and throughout.
Manila Major Group stage results Group A Decider series: OG 2:1 Team Empire. OG advances to upper bracket and Team Empire drops to lower bracket
Manila Major Group stage Group B Decider series: Digital Chaos vs Wings Gaming
Digital Chaos crushed Wings Gaming in the first match. In just under 30 minutes DC overpowered the Chinese team 23:9 on the backs of Reolut1on’s flawless Life Stealer and w33’s fantastic Death Prophet.
The second match of the series Wings Gaming came out with a Lycan first pick and Digital Chaos went with four cores. Even in the early game Digital Chaos did well with their cores since Wings didn’t seem to have a way to punish them. They took hold of the lead and forced the tempo and pace. Although Wings had some beautiful combos, Digital Chaos continued to outclass the Chinese with individual and team plays.
Manila Major Group stage results Group B Decider series: Digital Chaos 2:0 Wings Gaming. Digital Chaos advances to upper bracket and Wings drops to lower bracket
Manila Major Group Stage
The Manila Major group stage will take place over the course of two days, between June 3rd -4th. Played in a classic GSL format, the group stage will determine the Upper and Lower Bracket seeding of the teams for the double-elimination main event. Just like in TI5’s case, no public access will be permitted during the Manila Major group stage.
Manila Major Group Stage schedule
Manila Major Group Stage Day Two – Saturday June 4th
- 04:00 CEST Group C Match 1 – TEAM LIQUID vs ALLIANCE
- 04:00 CEST Group C Match 2 – VICI GAMING REBORN vs FNATIC
- 04:00 CEST Group D Match 1 – EVIL GENIUSES vs MINESKI
- 04:00 CEST Group D Match 2 – MVP PHOENIX vs LGD GAMING
- 07:20 CEST Group C Winners – TBA vs TBA
- 07:20 CEST Group D Winners – TBA vs TBA
- 10:40 CEST Group C Elimination – TBA vs TBA
- 10:40 CEST Group D Elimination – TBA vs TBA
- 14:00 CEST Group C Decider – TBA vs TBA
- 14:00 CEST Group D Decider – TBA vs TBA
Manila Major Group Stage participating teams
Manila Major Groups
Manila Major Group Stage: Group A
- Team Empire
- compLexity Gaming
Manila Major Group Stage: Group B
- Wings Gaming
- Digital Chaos
- Team Secret
Manila Major Group Stage: Group C
- Team Liquid
- ViCi Gaming.Reborn
Manila Major Group Stage: Group D
- Evil Geniuses
- LGD Gaming
Manila Major Group Stage format
- The Manila Major group stage will be played in a classic GSL format.
- The 16 participating teams will be split up into four groups of four.
In each group, the teams will play a total of five best-of-three matches, as shown below:
Match #1: Team A vs. Team B
Match #2: Team C vs. Team D
Winners’ match (WM): Winner of Match #1 vs. winner of Match #2 – winner advances to the Upper Bracket
Losers’ match (EM): Loser of Match #1 vs. loser of Match #2 – loser drops to the Lower Bracket
Decider match: Loser of WM vs. winner of EM – winner advances to the Upper Bracket and loser drops to Lower Bracket
- The Manila Major Group Stage will determine the seeding for the Manila Major main event.
- Eight teams will be seeded into the main event Upper Brackets, while the remaining eight will start the main event in the Lower Brackets.
- No teams will be eliminated in the group stage.