In a surprising upset, especially considering the team’s undefeated group stage performances, SEA all-star team, Among Us has been eliminated from the BTS Pro Series 3: SEA in 3rd place after two consecutive losses to BOOM Esports and MG.Trust in the Upper Bracket Finals and the Lower Bracket Finals respectively.
Among Us’ Elimination From The BTS Pro Series 3: SEA
Among Us were pushed down to the Lower Bracket finals after a resounding 2-0 loss to Boom Esports in the Upper Bracket finals. The Indonesian team looked like they’ve really found their groove in the playoffs and were quite dominant in both games against Among Us.
Despite this loss, many of the fans in the SEA Dota 2 community believed that Among Us would be able to easily make their way through the lower bracket finals against Motivate.Trust whom they had beaten twice already. However, that was not meant to be the case.
Things went according to plan for Among Us in the first game, with Abed “Abed” Azel L. Yusop and Nuengnara "23savage" Teeramahanon taking off on their Leshrac and Lifestealer respectively, easily claiming kills, objectives, and barracks to close out the game in a relatively straightforward manner in just 28 minutes.
MG.Trust bounced back in Game 2 with an impressive Drow Ranger display from their carry Souliya "JaCkky" Khoomphetsavong who lead his team to victory with a 6/0/13 score. The game was pretty even until the 24-minute mark where a disastrous teamfight for Among Us gave MG.Trust multiple kills right in front of their Tier 3 towers, which allowed them to take control of the map which eventually lead them to the win.
The final game was the closest one of the series. With everything on the line, Among Us turned to 23savage’s Lone Druid to carry them to victory. But JaCkky once again put up an incredible carry performance on his Terrorblade to hold the line. The player went 14/3/7 in the KDA department and showcased stellar carry play to see MG.Trust across the line and secure the victory for his team.
With that victory, MG.Trust has booked a place in the Grand Finals of the BTS Pro Series 3: Southeast Asia where they face Boom Esports for a shot at the lion’s share of the $50,000 USD prize pool.
Unfortunately, this is the end of the road for Among Us. The team who only banded together for this one tournament, walk away with a Top 3 finish. Following the loss, Jabz confirmed that the team will not be playing together in future tournaments.
While this is certainly a little bit disappointing for the fans, it will be interesting to see whether some players in this team continue to stick together for future tournaments.
Recently, 23savage confirmed that he will be leaving them to join ViCi Gaming in the near future.