Dota 2 LAN Finals
After 8 weeks of intense group stage action and an amazing display of skill in the playoffs, we finally have our 4 finalists that will be facing v.s each other at the LAN finals.
First, we have the 2 teams that qualified directly from the group stage:
1. Level Up – at the beginning of the league we already listed them as one of the favorites and they lived up to the expectation until now, with the seasoned captain and leader of the organization Viktor “Buktop” Knezević being at the helm of the action, the fans will be expecting the same performance that they have seen so far from them and we are confident that they will deliver, they will be facing The Last Jedi in the semi-finals. From what they showed in the group stage “Boranija-s” Pangolier seems to be the hero that none had an answer to, the other teams should definitely think twice if they are willing to go up against it. They haven’t dropped 2 consecutive loses against any team in the group stage which cemented their spot in the LAN finals.
2. Tim123 – the 2nd favourite that we picked out and oh boy it looks like there is no stopping them. With Dino “dnz” Šavuk leading them through thick and thin with his Rubick & Mirana they also managed to dominate the group stage and qualify directly to the LAN finals, they only dropped 2 games to XDS in the group stage. Their first opponent to the title of champion will be Team Serbia, and they better try to find an answer for Swiftendings hyper carry picks like Gyro or Naga because if they can’t stop him early oh boy disaster approaches late. Tim123 will have the advantage of the home crowd but will that be enough? Come to the live show and find out!
Now for the teams that managed to win the online playoffs:
3. Team Serbia – the winners of the online playoffs crawling out from the lower bracket they managed to overcome every obstacle and to win the playoffs until now, the real challenges are still to come their first opponent on the LAN finals will be Tim123 we can’t wait to see what they have in store for them. Nikolica seems to be their forte with his Void and Wraith King if the others in his team can create enough space for him he might turn the tides on one of the favorites on the LAN finals we can only enjoy the show!
4. The Last Jedis – they managed to win the upper finals in the online playoff but dropped the match at the end to Team Serbia, last but certainly, not least they earned their spot on the grand stage and their first opponent will be the veteran team LeveL Up, they did manage to take one round v.s them in the group stage but can they go toe to toe with them in a series on a stage? That awaits to be seen and we can’t wait to partake in it together with the crowd. Their strongest picks seem to be Crystallis on Monkey King and Ember Spirit with Solji backing him up with OD.
All in all, we expect a good series!
The journey was long and tough but we are finally down to 4 teams all of them are here, for one thing, the title of champion, however, if it was easy everyone would have it, therefore, struggle, endure and show to everyone live that you had what it takes and that you were a champion all this time!
LAN finals will be played in a double-elimination format with finals being the Bo3 series!
10:00 LVLUP vs. The Last Jedis
11:30 Tim123 vs. Team Serbia
13:00 Upper bracket finals
14:30 Lower bracket finals
16:30 Grand finals (Bo3)
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