B8 and Team Spirit Start Strong in TI10 Qualifier Lower Bracket
B8 and Team Spirit have gotten off to a good start at the TI10 EEU regional qualifiers, beating No Techies and Winstrike Team, respectively, 2-0 in their first matchups. While both teams took good victories, their position in the qualifiers is quite different. Team Spirit rests comfortably in the upper bracket while B8 has to play in the lower bracket from the very first round. The EEU and SA regional qualifiers for TI10 have begun on 23 June 2021 with the rest of the regions to follow in the next two weeks.
B8 and Team Spirit start strong at TI10 qualifier, knock out No Techies
Recap of B8 vs No Techies
Game one of the series was a gritty fifty-four-minute back and forth between B8 and No Techies. While B8 looked to be the stronger team from game one, they had trouble dealing with the No Techies mid-Puck, which, along with a few unintentional throws set their eventual win back. B8 ended up securing the game just before the hour mark.
Game two, on the other hand, was a complete stomp from the side of B8. The team won both their safe and off-lane courtesy of Nofear on the Enchantress and the fact that No Techies had a Pudge offlane. B8’s carry Phantom Lancer managed to pick up a Diffusal Blade and a very early thirteen-minute timing, after which the game snowballed to B8’s eventual sub-thirty-minute win
Recap of Team Spirit vs Winstrike Team
Game one was a perfectly executed victory for the side of Team Spirit. They managed to secure a lead from early on in the laning stage which they perfectly transitioned into the mid-game to secure the victory around the half-hour mark. The game perfectly showcased the DK and Phoenix meta prevailing currently.
Game two did not bring much difference for the teams. While Winstrike definitely put up a fight, Team Spirit was just the better team overall and came back even after a slight disadvantage after the laning stage. Their secure combo of the Magnus+Phantom Assassin eventually carried and secured the game
In the meantime, we will be seeing other teams play later on the same day with these matchups:
Puckchamp vs Team Unique
Na’Vi vs EXTREMIUM
HellRaisers vs AS Monaco Gambit
Teams like Na’Vi and Team Spirit are the favourites heading into the qualifiers due to recent changes and performances. Na’Vi is coming in with their newly formed superstar lineup with the likes of No[o]ne, RAMZES666, and veteran SoNNeikO captaining the team.
Team Spirit on the other hand has qualified and participated in the recently concluded AniMajor where they secured a respectable Top 8 finish beating the likes of Alliance and Team Liquid. The team has shown a deeper potential than people expected, and it will be interesting to see if they rise to the occasion.