The underdogs prevailed! After a surprising win against Alliance and EHOMe, Mineski.Dota secured a spot in the upper bracket of the Frankfurt Major’s main event.
After their loss against CDEC, no one predicted that they will win against the former The International champion and one of China’s top teams.
Even though CDEC won the first match in their best of three series, Mineski got back to their feet and secure the second game. Carlo “Kuku” Palad’s Anti-Mage got enough farm that amid CDEC’s advantage, the Chinese team wasn’t able to finish the game. Anti-Mage sliced though CDEC’s top towers and went straight for the throne.
Mineski had the same fate during their first match with CDEC: mistakes after mistakes that eventually caused them the game. They had the momentum after winning the second game, but after a series of mishaps during team fights CDEC climbed back up and took game 3.
Never did a Philippine team stomped a former TI champion until Mineski. Once again, kuku showed promise in becoming one of the best carry players in the scene. His Huskar, paired with Julius “Julz-KACL” De Leon’s Dazzle was unstoppable and Mineski won against Alliance without a sweat in game 1.
Alliance showed no fear against Mineski and opted not to ban Huskar, instead choosing Bane to counter Huskar’s aggressive plays. But Alliance didn’t get the results that they want. Mineski, even made an unconventional Tuskar mid against Shadow Fiend and that proved to be effective during the game.
Although Alliance had some good plays, Mineski still took the second game with no mercy for the Swedish team.
Alas, it wasn’t the case. Even though Huskar got banned, Mineski was relentless in securing their spot in the upper bracket. They went for Phantom Lancer first game then Ryan Jay “raging-_-potato” Qui’s signature Templar Assassin closed off the second game.
Their performance got the attention of top players in the Dota 2 scene including Artour “Arteezy” Babaev, Danil “Dendi” Ishutin and casters like David “LDdota” Goorman.
Newbee young and mineski just fucking scream non stop when they play
— Artour (@Arteezy) November 14, 2015
#labanpinas O M G !
— Danil Ishutin (@DendiBoss) November 14, 2015
IN MINESKI WE TRUST BUS YAN HYPUUUUUUU — David Gorman (@LDdota) November 14, 2015
Looks like the Mineski train doesn’t wanna stop today. They take down EHOME in Game 1. They’re one game away from the UB slot vs Secret. — Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) November 14, 2015
The competition gets tougher and the real challenge begins in the main event where Mineski will fight against Team Secret. What will be the outcome?
Featured image from Mineski.Dota