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Day 4 of the Supermajor was packed with action and some incredible games of Dota as 2 teams were eliminated at the end of day’s play. The action started in the upper bracket where Team Secret and Team Liquid managed to move onto the WB semifinals. In the elimination bracket, it was the NA sides who reigned supreme as EG and VG.J Storm managed to win their respective series.
Liquid run circles around TNC
The Supermajor is TNC’s last chance at getting DPC points and the team needs to place in the top 2 to have a shot at getting the last direct invite to TI8. Unfortunately, their performance on the day wasn’t worthy of an invite as the SEA side crumbled in front of Miracle and Matumbaman. Both core players from Liquid had a stellar series as Liquid were dominant from start to finish, closing out the bo3 in less than an hour. Here’s a small glimpse of that summarizes the series entirely.
Secret stretched but still manage to win
Just like TNC, OpTic too are in the running for the last invite to TI8 but they too fell down to the lower bracket at the hands of Secret. 33 is turning out to be a rock solid mid laner but he too was unable to carry the team beyond game 1. Secret meanwhile managed to win games 2 and 3 with picks like the Skywrath Mage and Beastmaster shining in both games. CCnC especially had a hard time getting outlaned in the third game and was unable to really make a comeback.
EG satisfies the punks
In what was with little doubt, the closest series of the day, EG went up against Team Spirit in the eliminator. The NA side has been the butt of many jokes coming at the expense of their recent form, but the new roster certainly pulled out a good victory that will do well to boost the team’s confidence. After Team Spirit tied out the series 1-1, the third game had everyone on the edge of their seats as nonstop action especially in the late game made for a nail-biting finish. Sumail’s Leshrac found his Aeon Disk getting countered by fng’s Shadow Demon time and again making teamfights increasingly hard for them to take. But Fly and Cr1t stepped up like the old days and s4 was instrumental in some of the key teamfights as EG barely held onto to their base and eventually forced a win.
Infamous fail to win a single game in the tournament
Peruvian side, Infamous bowed out of the competition without a single win to their name as VGJ.Storm moved on in the lower bracket. Resolution shut down Infamous with his 19-2 Void in game 1 before it became Yawar’s turn to turn on the heat in game 2. Infamous looked hopelessly outmatched for the most part never really being able to challenge the NA side as they succumbed to a tame defeat.