T1 with an excellent showing at the WePlay AniMajor upper bracket semifinals beats Quincy Crew 2-1 to secure a Top 3 finish and will now face PSG.LGD for a spot in the Grand Finals. This means that T1 is now guaranteed at least $75,000 USD in prize money. The series against Quincy Crew had some sloppy plays from both sides but T1 turned out to be the better team overall, going on to outplay the opponents in multiple departments. T1 has already accomplished a great deal at the AniMajor, considering it was the underdog in both this matchup and its first series of the upper bracket against Team Aster.
Game 1 saw T1 trying to split push with Kuku’s Nature’s Prophet and Xepher’s Treant Protector. Quincy Crew had established an early lead but was unable to take down objectives due to this pesky split pushing. However, with T1's incapability to ever take a 5v5 teamfight, Quincy Crew was eventually able to convert this lead into a win in 42 minutes.
Game 2 saw a better teamfight lineup from T1. Quincy Crew’s heroes were massively countered by BKBs and as soon as T1’s heroes picked it up, they were always in the driver’s seat. Karl and Kuku made a couple of questionable jumps and plays but with the lead and an extremely farmed 23savage’s Terrorblade, they won the game in 42 minutes.
Game 3 saw Quincy Crew get off to a great start as they pushed towers against the enemies who seemingly did not have any answers to the aggression. However, T1 knew the purpose of its draft, going on to stall the game to create space for 23savage’s Phantom Assassin. They did it incredibly well and turned around the game with some solid teamfights to win it in 39 minutes.
Here are some highlights of the series.
T1 is causing quite a stir in the AniMajor. With a young squad on deck backed up by the experience of captain Kuku and coach March, the team is exceeding expectations by exhibiting some amazing Dota 2 understanding. Their macro play, as pointed by panelists, has been spot on.
On the other hand, Quincy Crew’s teamwork looked lackluster in multiple moments in the series as the team has not entered the Major in its best form. They were sloppy in the initial series against NoPing e-sports and they faltered at times today as well. Quincy Crew will be fighting for tournament survival on June 12 when it faces Vici Gaming in the lower bracket.
Both teams have already qualified for TI10 and are now only playing for the prestige and prize pool of winning the WePlay AniMajor.