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The Asian Development League – Main Event reached the end of its first week yesterday. With around 14 matches being played out in a duration of 5 days, the league has already witnessed quite a few upsets and some really great CS from some of the best Asian teams out there.
The first 2 days of the Main Event was a really bad trip for Beyond Esports who played and lost all their opening three match-ups. TYLOO, CyberZen, GOSU, SZ Absolute & Ehome were the teams that took the win on these two days.
Day 3 & 4 witnessed Beyond Esports drop another match against SZ Absolute but they turned things around by winning the next three matches against Flash, BTRG.IMBA and BTRG. Apart from this Flash and BTRG.IMBA won their other match-up against B.O.O.T-d[S] and TNC, respectively.
The final day of the first week witnessed three match-ups taking place and this is how they proceeded,
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B.O.O.T-d[S] vs BTRG
After dropping their first game against Flash Gaming yesterday, B.O.O.T-d[S] bounced today by defeating BTRG with a series score of ‘2-1’.
The first match took place on Nuke where B.O.O.T-d[S] faced tough competition to take down BTRG with a score of ‘16-14’. BTRG who held a huge lead after the first half bowed down to a ruthless B.O.O.T-d[S], who marked their dominance in the latter half and came back into the game from the depths of certain defeat.
The following match was won by BTRG with a score of ‘16-13’ on Inferno. This time around it was BTRG who came back into the game, the lead held by B.O.O.T-d[S] wasn’t much but a great display of multiple aggressive rushes sealed the deal for BTRG as the two teams proceeded to play the decider.
The final match took place on Mirage where B.O.O.T-d[S] stepped up the game to shut down BTRG in the first half itself, bringing out some of their best tactics that surely surprised their opponents. BTRG adjusted well and almost found their way back into the match but the lead attained by B.O.O.T-d[S] was a bit too big to cover up, resulting in a loss for BTRG with the scoreboard reading ‘16-11’.
BTRG.IMBA vs CyberZen
Continuing with their second straight win, CyberZen took down BTRG.IMBA with a series score of ‘2-0’.
CyberZen beat BTRG.IMBA in two straight matches on Mirage and Overpass with scores of ‘16-11’ and ‘16-9’. CyberZen did not face a lot of competition as they beat BTRG.IMBA without facing much difficulty or competition.
BTRG.IMBA lost their second match in a row failing to play up to their potential as they seemed to fall for a lot of fake plays and were constantly getting choked or trapped in unconventional positions which transitioned into an easy ‘2-0’ for CyberZen.
B.O.O.T-d[S] vs Beyond Esports
Playing their second match of the day B.O.O.T-d[S] were not able to convert this into a win falling to the frags of Beyond Esports.
Beyond have won their fourth match in a row after defeating B.O.O.T-d[S] today. They are looking unstoppable in their current form after struggling a lot in the first two days of the Main Event.
B.O.O.T-d[S] lost on Mirage followed by Train with scores of ‘16-8’ and ‘16-4’, respectively. B.O.O.T-d[S] stood no chance in front of Beyond, who were superior in all aspects of the game today. Shutting down multiple advances by B.O.O.T-d[S] who were trying hard to break Beyond’s momentum, resulting in B.O.O.T-d[S] playing a bit scared which led to quite a lot of miscommunication amongst the players and finally a loss for them.
That is all the action that took place on the fifth day of the Main Event as the first week comes to an end with Beyond Esports leading the scoreboard.