The Summit 2 China Playoffs Conclude – Believe In the Comeback
LGD began their night of play by defeating the reigning International champions Newbee with a 2-1 victory. Newbee were eliminated after being forced to forfeit their first series in the playoffs against Vici Gaming due to flight delays while returning to their gaming house.
LGD got off to a strong start in games 1 and 2, winning handily against a shaky Vici squad. With their backs against the wall, Vici fought hard in game 3 with a dominating performance by Daryl "IceIceIce" Koh that kept their Summit 2 dream alive.
In game 4 of the series LGD looked to close out the game with a hard push by Liu “Sylar” Jiajun’s ultra-farmed Lycan and a support-turned-core Visage played by Lei “MMY” Zengrong, but a fatal misplay by Yao “Yao” Zhengzheng’s Tidehunter catapulted Vici back into the game with their unstoppable Tiny + Io combination.
After what could only be called a choke by LGD in game 4, Vici Gaming were in full fighting form as LGD looked demoralized, taking one final game to win the series and securing their spot to The Summit 2, where they will look to take the crown from Evil Geniuses after only managing to win third place the last time around.