OGA Dota PIT Season 3: China continued with upper bracket action today with two massive series, oddly two that we also saw during the group stages – but this time with the victors claiming a spot in the upper bracket finals.
The day’s first series would be between two of the top teams in the region, Vici Gaming and PSG.LGD, with LGD having won the group stage matchup between the two in a reverse sweep. It was impossible to really separate the teams at first, with both finding pickoffs constantly in a game with a plethora of skirmishes and kills. When it seemed as though VG were pulling ahead, LGD found a way to turn things around and begun to pull ahead near the half hour mark – but VG were able to make a small comeback. However, it was not enough as LGD managed to solidify and close out the game in 46-minutes, with more than a kill per minute.
Having lost control of game one, VG seemed extremely demoralized going into game two and it took only 22-minutes for the GG call to come out as they could only muster a total of 5 kills, with LGD running over them. Every time VG were almost able to pick up core kills, there were saves coming out from LGD, which definitely resulted in a swift end to the series, with LGD taking a 2-0 victory and claiming their spot in the upper bracket finals.
The second series of the day would see Team Aster taking on EHOME, with Aster having won the same matchup during the group stages. Going into the series, it was clear that Aster had a far better lineup, as they were able to run rings around EHOME with ease. However, EHOME managed to make one huge teamfight go in their favour, which gave them a glimmer of hope, which was quickly snuffed out by Aster, as they took the first game of the series.
Game two saw EHOME try their hardest to make an impact, but everything that they threw at Aster felt like it was too little too late. Although they found some great defensive fights, it was not enough for EHOME to take the advantage and eventually, with Du “Monet” Peng securing a RAMPAGE with his Monkey King, EHOME called GG and succumbed to a 0-2 loss.
With that, the day comes to an end at OGA Dota PIT Season 3: China, with PSG.LGD and Team Aster set for a monumental upper bracket final – while Vici Gaming and EHOME drop into the lower bracket where they will battle for their tournament lives tomorrow against Royal Never Give Up and Team MagMa, respectively.