After months of hype, the DreamHack India Invitational finally kicked off today with the two international teams Neon Esports and Mineski taking on each other in the first game of the tournament. The much-hyped up match, delivered on its premise with a scintillating display of skill and strategy.
In the end, it was Neon Esports that prevailed with a 2-1 victory.
Game 1 saw Neon Esports start out strong, winning 2 out of the 3 lanes and snowballing to an early lead. However, Mineski rallied behind Moon’s Timbersaw and JT’s Phantom Assassin to make a comeback with some great movement around the map. They secured a victory with teamwipe to secure a 1-0 lead.
Game 2 saw Neon Esports go for a lineup featuring a Skadilicious Anti Mage and the classic Mushi Outworld Devourer. But it was the incredible play from Rappy’s Dark Seer and Playhard’s Tusk that secured them a victory to level the series. Rappy was simply unplayable, with his Dark Seer pulling up a series of incredible plays to level the series.
Game 3 was the closest game of the tournament so far with both teams going toe-to-toe against each other up until the very last minute. While Neon Esports started off strong, Mineski once again turned the tides, with kpii’s Tidehunter securing them multiple teamfights with his clutch Ravages.
However, Skem and Mushi managed to outplay the Mineski squad to instigate a comeback, in a teamfight that saw them secure mega creeps. But Mineski still persevered, trying to overcome that disadvantage as well, but Neon held on. They secured the win and moved on to the Upper Bracket Finals.
The BYOC Qualifiers are also nearing conclusion with Signify taking on Pebyl Gaming for a spot in the DreamHack Invitational, and ROG TiTans taking on LXG Esports for the other spot.
Stay tuned to AFK Gaming for more updates from the event