LGD Gaming got ViCi Gaming.Reborn eliminated, 2:1, in the third round of the Manila Major Lower Brackets. ViCi Gaming.Reborn are the tenth team to be knocked out of contention in the main event. The Chinese team will walk away with $105,000. LGD Gaming will face MVP.Phoenix in the fourth round of the Lower Brackets, tomorrow- June 11th, at 04:00 CEST.
The second elimination series of the day was an all Chinese showdown with LGD Gaming and ViCi Gaming.Reborn going head to head.
LGD Gaming proved to be the dominant Chinese team, overpowering and outplaying their Chinese counterparts. The team lead by “Director 8” – Zhang “xiao8” Ning – continues to display extraordinary patience, discipline and precision. Their coordination and well timed aggression create a perfect recipe for disaster for enemy teams. Lu “Maybe” Yao continues to steal the spotlight and invoke fear in the opponents.
LGD Gaming had taken the first place position in their group with a 4:1 score and were seeded into the upper brackets for the playoffs. They fell to the lower brackets after being bested by Fnatic, 2:1. They then wiped out Team Empire, 2:0.
The Chinese powerhouse saw ViCi Gaming.Reborn eliminated and claimed their spot in the lower brackets round 4 to face MVP.Phoenix.
The Manila Major standings: LGD Gaming vs. ViCI Gaming.Reborn
The first game of the series was a real nail-biter with back and forth swings and intense battles. It took almost one hour to determine a winner and was 42 minutes in before one team gained a clear advantage over the other. Lu “Maybe” Yao was on Invoker and continues to be the highlight and focal point for fans during the games. With a 14:2:12 score he came through time and time again with clutch plays and incredible performances.
The second match saw LGD Gaming picking up a Huskar as a last pick in the draft. Jungling Axe and the Disruptor seemed to be heroes and a strategy that threw off LGD Gaming. Slark was another hero that worked well against LGD’s lineup once he farmed up enough and had a silveredge. Extraordinary team play coming out from ViCi Gaming.Reborn to tie up the series. It took 31 minutes before ViCi Gaming.Reborn was able to secure a significant lead and push towards the end. VG.R’s win tied up the series 1:1 and forced a third deciding game.
— DOTABUFF (@DOTABUFF) June 10, 2016
The last game of the series was a complete blowout by LGD. With a final score of 23:2, LGD easily claimed the series win on the aggressive backs of Lu “Maybe” Yao and Lu “Maybe” Yao.
— ESL Dota2 (@ESLDota2) June 10, 2016
Manila Major standings: LGD Gaming 2:1 ViCi Gaming.Reborn. LGD Gaming advance in the Lower Brackets after seeing ViCi Gaming.Reborn 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, Natus Vincere, and ViCi Gaming Reborn have already been eliminated. Only six teams remain: two from Europe, two from China, two from SEA, and none from North-America.