Another day is in the history books at OGA Doa PIT Minor. Alliance finish with two victories and join Ninjas in Pyjamas in the upper bracket finals. The SEA sensation in this event, BOOM ID will truly test their nerves in the best-of-one lower bracket rounds.
BOOM ID vs Alliance was the match-up to close the second day of playoffs in Split, Croatia and it was the first one to go to distance and feature a game three. BOOM ID began the series with a Razor-Drow Ranger duo which gave Alliance a bit of a headache. The laning stage wasn’t exactly smooth for the Europeans. Their offlane Bristleback got killed three times before the 10nth minute mark and was forced to more of a dire top small jungle farm rather than feed in the lane. A late game plan wasn’t exactly suited for Alliance’s line-up, but their saving grace was Omar “Madara” Dabachach’s elusive Weaver and Max “qojqva” Bröcker’s rotations and team fight output on Queen of Pain. Past the 30 minute mark, when both of them had the damage items and the defensive tools to outlast the SEA squad, Alliance took the game control, secured a few Roshan kills and managed to punish BOOM ID for their hesitation.
The loss from game one was left behind in an instant and BOOM ID returned to the stage to dismantle Alliance in just 25 minutes with an Outworld Devourer played close to perfection by their mid-laner Rafli Fathur “Mikoto” Rahman. Going into a decisive game three, Alliance didn’t take any risk and drafted a Troll Warlord with Tusk and Vengeful Spirit in the support lines to secure all the saves for their front-liner. Nonetheless, the game went back and forth as BOOM ID were fighting with a Terrorblade and a core Mirana to secure the team fight setups. Slowly but surely, Alliance invaded their adversaries base and built up over 40K gold lead to book a meeting with NiP tomorrow, April 27 in the upper bracket finals.
Tomorrow it will be a long and exciting day at the OGA Dota PIT Minor. All eight teams will step on the stage, but five will exit the tournament. The lower bracket rounds start at 10:30 CEST and will run one after another, the day ending with the bo3 Alliance vs NiP upper bracket finals.