Team Liquid got Na’Vi eliminated, 2:0, in the third round of the Manila Major Lower Brackets. Na’Vi are the ninth team to be knocked out of contention in the main event. The CIS team will walk away with $105,000. Team Liquid will face Fnatic in the fourth round of the Lower Brackets, later today, at 10:40 CEST.
Team Liquid dominated over the fan favorites – Na’Vi in the Lower Bracket round 3 elimination series. In a clean 2:0 sweep, the European team overpowered the CIS team, as Na’Vi put up a valiant fight.
The CIS team will take a 7th-8th place position and a $105,000 prize for their commendable efforts and impressive plays – leaving fans yearning for more.
Team Liquid continue to impress with their aggressive style and well coordinated plays. After taking the top spot in their group with a 4:2 record, they quickly fell from the upper brackets after a 2:0 wipe out by MVP.Phoenix. Since then, they have struck back hard to keep alive in the elimination series, by first taking out compLexity Gaming, 2:0.
The EPICENTER Moscow championship team now saw Na’Vi eliminated and claimed their spot in the lower brackets round 4 to face Fnatic.
The Manila Major standings: Team Liquid vs. Na’Vi
The first game of the series saw a heavy push oriented lineup for Team Liquid. A triple kill for Team Liquid early on would give them some advantage over the CIS team. Both the Dragon Knight and Lone Druid were showing incredible push power but Na’Vi were able to hold their own for quite some time, stalling Team Liquid’s advances with incredible high ground defenses and coordination. About 27 minutes in, there wasn’t much that the CIS squad could do any longer to hold the European team off and they quickly fell behind. Team Liquid took the first game of the series.
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In the second match, Na’Vi were able to draft many of their comfort heroes with a Lycan, Bounty Hunter and Queen of Pain. Team Liquid took the first blood but Na’Vi were able to keep things relatively even for the first 23 minutes. Around 27 minutes into the game a bad initiation would turn in to a full team wipe on Na’Vi and allow Team Liquid to further their lead and advance to take the second match and the series.
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Manila Major standings: Team Liquid 2:0 Na’Vi. Team Liquid advance in the Lower Brackets after seeing Na’Vi eliminated.
The Manila Major – the third and final Major this season in advance of The International 2016 – is produced by PGL, with the main event scheduled to take place between June 7-12 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. Sixteen teams will compete over six days in a double elimination tournament.
Europe has six teams at the Manila Major, followed by China with four teams, the Americas and Southeast Asia with three representatives each.
Team Secret, Evil Geniuses, Wings Gaming, Mineski, compLexity Gaming, Alliance, Digital Chaos, Team Empire, and Natus Vincere have already been eliminated. Only seven teams remain in the competition: three from China, two from Europe, two from SEA and none from North America.