OMEGA League: Asia Divine Division had reached its penultimate day of Dota 2 action with the upper bracket finals and an elimination in the lower bracket seen as only three teams now remain in the event.
While EHOME.Immortal had made a huge resurgence since their poor group stage performance at OMEGA League: Asia Divine Division – beating Adroit Esports, DeMonster and For The Dream as they progressed in the play-in stage and lower brack, they could not survive today. As the final Chinese team remaining in the event, EHOME.Immortal were run over by another team who did not have a great showing in the group stage. Having already marched over Team Blaze, Reality Rift and Aster.Aries, Execration added another take-down to their list as they demolished EHOME.Immortal early in the day.
In a best-of-three series between the two teams, it took only two games of 27-minutes each for Execration to earn their spot in the top three of the event and make their way into the lower bracket finals. With Jinn Marrey ‘Palos’ P. Lamatao only suffering two deaths over the entire series and claiming 20 kills, XctN marched forward, leaving only Southeast Asian teams in the event.
Following the lower bracket series, we looked to the upper bracket finals which saw Neon Esports taking on 496 Gaming, with the former now being the last remaining directly invited team in the event. When the two teams met in the group stages, it was 496 who managed to secure a 2-1 victory and were currently unbeaten in a series yet. The first game showed exactly why this was the case as they demolished Neon in just 22-minutes, leaving their opponent to rethink their strategy for the next game. Neon rose to the occasion well, and although 496 did put up a good fight, the series would be tied at 1-1 with a decisive game three on the way.
The final game of the series would not be completely one-sided like the rest, as neither team were ready to give up a guaranteed top two finish and the first spot in the grand finals. Things bounced back-and-forth as they both found great fights, but it was just prior to the half hour mark when 496 made an amazing play to break the game wide open. Off this they managed to take a top lane of barracks which was quickly followed by the other two lanes to claim mega creeps and force out the GG call.
With that 496 complete a second 2-1 victory over Neon at OMEGA League: Asia Divine Division and move themselves into the grand final. For Neon, the tournament is not over yet as they will still have a chance to get some revenge if they can take down Execration in the lower bracket final tomorrow.