Not Today triumphed over CompLexity, 2-1, in the Lower Brackets of the Summit 3. The victory grants the Peruvians the second LAN spot for the event taking place in Los Angeles, between May 13-17. This is the second time NoT attends the Summit LAN finals, albeit with different rosters.
After NoT’s defeat at the hands of Evil Geniuses in the Upper Brackets, on April 3, the team dropped to the Lower Brackets for another chance to attend the event. CompLexity fought hard in this best of three series, winning the second game and forcing a deciding third game. Juan “VaNn” Tito’s Storm Spirit was the highlight of the third game, being a main factor along with Freddy “SmAsh” Sina’s Naga Siren split push to win the game.
This is the second time the Peruvians attend the Summit event, having qualified for the Summit 2 in December 2014. The team’s roster has changed since then. Ioannis “Fogged” Loucas stood in for the team during that event and two of the players in attendance at that time, Iwo “IwO” Bejar and Leonardo “MiHawk” Astete, left the team on January 28, being replaced by Jesus “Ifrit” Valencia, VaNn and Hektor “2owlerz” Gallegos, on February 2. This will be the second Summit event for SmAsh and Ricardo “Mstco” Roman.
Not Today is also traveling to the US for the MLG Pro League playoffs and finals in Columbus, Ohio, April 10-12. The team managed to steer away from the ongoing issue that has been plaguing Dota 2 teams lately, and secure all needed visas in due time.
Not Today Dota 2 current roster:
Ricardo “Mstco” Roman, Freddy “SmAsh” Sina, Jesus “Ifrit” Valencia, Juan “VaNn” Tito, Hektor “2owlerz” Gallegos
The Summit 3 LAN event remaining spots
There are now only two more LAN spots up for grabs at the Summit 3: the Chinese qualifier spot and the Redemption spot.
The Chinese qualifiers are still underway and will conclude on April 10. In Round 1 LGD and E-Home eliminated CDEC and, respectively, TungFu. Vici Potential versus IG and Newbee versus HGT will take place today.
Dates: May 13 – 17
Prize Pool: $100,000 base prize pool; community contributions brought the total prize pool up to over $228,000
One invited: Vici Gaming (winner of season two)
One team from China: tbd
One team from SouthEast Asia: Rave
Two teams from Europe: Team Secret and Cloud 9
Two teams from the Americas: Evil Geniuses and Not Today
One redemption team: compendium owners vote
Tickets: Online ticket and compendium bundle available for $9.99; 20% of the proceeds of each sale contributes to the tournament prize pool
Full coverage and broadcast: Beyond the Summit