TSM Eliminated from its Group. Tribe, ACE Gaming, Impunity and Cloud 9 advance to the Semifinals.
The second Day of the 2017 Vainglory Worlds started with a finish of the group stages which resulted in the exit of one of the US teams – TSM. They managed to win only once – against Hunters. After that, we got to experience the beauty and drama of the Quarterfinals which resulted in a painful elimination for some and a great day for others. The teams that are gone are G2 Esports, Team Kraken, paiN Gaming, and Hunters. The teams that live to fight another day are Tribe, Cloud 9, ACE Gaming and Impunity.
The Quarterfinals were filled with the #1 and #2 seed of the Group Stages. Unlike the Group stages, Day 2’s matches were a Best-of-5, well, except for Group D’s matches who were Best of 2.
Series 1: Tribe vs G2 Esports – 3 : 0
For the first game, Tribe banned Churnwalker and Alpha, G2 got rid of Lyra and Skye. In the second game, Tribe banned Blackfeather and Rona and G2 removed Koshka and Vox off the table. In the 3rd game, we got some rather interesting bans, too – the US team got rid of Churnwalker Rona and Europeans removed Lyra and Blackfeather.
In the 1st game, Tribe picked Koshka, Grace, and Baron who were met with G2’s Ardan, Baptiste, and Rona. The 2nd game was graced by Tribe’s Churnwalker, Reza, and Skye who had to face Lyra, Baptiste, and Baron. Tribe’s pick in the 3rd game was almost identical to the first one, for this game they picked Koshka, Grace, and Adagio. G2 picked Lorelai, Ardan, and Vox. The US’s Tribe won all of the games.
Series 2: Team Kraken vs Impunity – 1 : 3
Team Kraken’s #1 ban throughout the day is the poor Churnawalker. They banned it in all of their games. For game one, their 2nd choice of a ban was Samuel, for the 2nd game they banned Kestrel, for the 3rd game the Chinese team chose to ban Skye as their 2nd ban. For their last game in the tournament, their second choice of a ban was Vox. Team Impunity, on the other hand, had a similar approach – 3 of their bans through their Bo5 were of Blackfeather. For the first game, they banned Skye and Blackfeather, the 2nd game they got rid of Blackfeather again and Petal. Third game they hammered the Krul and Celeste and the bans of their 4th game was Krul and Blackfeather.
For their first game, Team Kraken picked Lyra, Rona, and Koshka. They faced Impunity’s Ardan, Celeste, and Baptiste. In the second game, Team Kraken played Ardan, Krul, and Celeste against Lyra, Koshka, and Skye. The third game Impunity’s Blackfeather, Ardan, and Vox had to face Team Kraken’s Lyra, Rona, and Petal. The fourth match was Kraken’s Rona, Ardan, and Reim versus Lyra, Celeste, and Baptiste. Team Impunity won all games except for the second one.
Series 3: ACE Gaming vs paiN Gaming – 3 : 2
ACE’s bans for game 1 was Lyra and Baron, paiN’s bans were Blackfeather and Vox. In the second game, ACE banned Lyra and Alpha while the Brazilian team banned Churnwalker and Kestrel. For the third game ACE banned Lyra and Churnwalker, paiN banned Lorelai and Kestrel. In their 4th game, the bans of the Korean team were Vox and Baptiste, paiN’s were Churnwalker and Kestrel. The bans for the last game were Vox and Baron from Ace Gaming and Blackfeather and Samuel for paiN Gaming.
The two teams had the most games in this Quarterfinals – whole 5. The first game ACE’s Churnwalker, Kestrel, and Rona went vs Ardan, Adagio, and Phinn. The second game we had Ardan, Koshka, and Glaive vs paiN’s Vox, Blackfeather, and Grace. The third game was ACE’s Blackfeather, Ardan, and Samuel vs Vox, Baptiste, and Grace. Blackfeather, Baron, and Lyra had to face paiN’s Ardan, Skye, and Taka. And last but not least – the fifth decisive game was between ACE’s Kestrel, Lyra, Skye and paiN’s Churnwalker, Krul and Celeste. ACE won the First, fourth and the fifth game.
Series 4: Cloud 9 vs Hunters – 3 : 0
Rona was a must from the side of Cloud 9, they banned her in all of their 3 games. Lyra was also a popular ban – they got rid of her in the first and 3rd game. In the 2nd game, the North American team banned the Churnwalker. Hunter’s bans were a bit more diverse. For the first game, they banned Churnwalker and Koshka. For the 2nd game, they banned Vox and Blackfeather and in the 3rd game, they said no to Vox again and the poor Adagio.
For the 1st game, Cloud 9 picked Vox, Ozo, and Lorelai against Hunters’ Blackfeather, Ardan, and Skye. In the 2nd game Cloud 9 picked Ardan, Adagio, and Fortress who had to face Lyra, Kestrel, and Baptiste. The 3rd and last game were between C9’s Churnwalker, Skye, and Petal vs Hunters’ Lorelai, Blackfeather, and Baron. Cloud 9 won all 3 matches.
The teams that survived today are Tribe, Cloud 9, ACE Gaming and Impunity. C9 and Tribe will have to fight each other for a chance to fight for the Championship’s title, same goes and for ACE Gaming and Impunity.