LGD Gaming became the last team to qualify for The Summit 3 in Los Angeles, next month, by coasting through the brackets and ultimately defeating E-Home.
The eight team double elimination bracket qualifiers were fairly easy for the Chinese veterans, who ended up comfortably defeating CDEC Gaming, HyperGlory Team and E-Home, as they pressed on towards the grand finals. It was here, that LGD faced E-Home again. This second time, E-Home was didn’t give in to LGD easily and fought admirably, losing by a close 2-3.
— BeyondTheSummit (@BeyondTheSummit) April 11, 2015
Predictions and expectations had placed Invictus Gaming to face LGD in the grand finals, but were quickly refuted when E-Home defeated IG, 2:0, in the second round, sending one of the favorites to the Lower Brackets early on. The surprises continued in the Lower Brackets, where IG fell to HGT, 2-1, ending all chances to proceed.
When LGD had defeated E-Home in the Winner Bracket, they were matched up against HGT who had recently upset IG and were looking strong. E-Home had to work their way back to the grand finals in order to redeem themselves and hope for the LAN spot. E-Home had been undefeated in the brackets, marching with 2-0 in all of their games, until facing LGD.
The Summit 3
LGD will now be joining their Chinese peers, ViCi Gaming – invited as the last season’s defending champions, Rave from the SEA region, Team Secret and Cloud 9 from Europe, Evil Geniuses and Not Today from America. There is one remaining spot to fill, which will be chosen by compendium owners in the Redemption Vote. The LAN finals will take place May 13, with a base prize pool of $100,000. As of April 1, 2015, the total prize pool has reached $203,513.
Liu “Sylar” Jiajun
Lu “Maybe” Yao
Yao “Yao” Zhengzheng
Zhang “xiao8” Ning
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