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Alliance Secure Grand Finals Slot in The Final Match Day 2 - Esportsranks
Alliance Secure Grand Finals Slot in The Final Match Day 2

Alliance continues to exert their dominance in the playoffs, securing a Grand Finals slot after going undefeated once again in The Final Match Day 2.

It’s All About the Swedes

Although slightly delayed, the first game between SG e-sports and Elite Wolves in The Final Match Day 2 did not disappoint.

SG e-sports enjoyed a slight lead all throughout Game 1.

At the 36-minute mark, the Brazilians broke through the Radiant Tier 3 Top Tower. Perhaps sensing a chance to end the game, they tried to push the issue and destroy the barracks. However, Elite Wolves’ high-ground defense proved to be difficult to break through.

What followed after was one team fight after another ending in a bloody mess until one team finally came out victorious. That one team was Elite Wolves, whose two carry players played out of their minds on Obsidian Destroyer and Sven. 

SG e-sports had the last laugh, however, winning the series 2-1 after playing more to their strengths in Games 2 and 3.

Contrary to the first match of the day, the series between Alliance and MVP.Revolution wasn’t really that much of a nail bitter. Although Game 2 featured a bit of a comeback from the Swedes.

Their Winners’ Finals matchup against SG e-sports was pretty much still Alliance showcasing their different strengths as a team.

In Game 1, Alliance showed they can also play late in what has been their longest match so far at 54 minutes. The next game was a lot shorter, with SG e-sports calling GG around the 34-minute mark.

In the lower brackets, Thunder Awaken eliminated Midas Club Elite by forcing out a GG in 25-minutes with a 35-6 drubbing.

The Final Match Day 2 Recap

Alliance definitely showed in this tournament that they are well capable of winning both early and late in the game. Their execution has been top-notch and their chemistry evident.

These are encouraging signs for a team that failed to qualify for TI7.

Right now, it would make sense for Alliance to run it back with the same squad for the revamped 2017-2018 competitive season.

The Final Match Day 2

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Day 3 of The Final Match will kick things off with a lower bracket match-up between the top two teams in our The Final Match Power Rankings.

From there, we’ll see the lower bracket teams battle it against each other out until one team secures their slot in the Grand Finals, where the undefeated Alliance are waiting.

Be sure to follow Beyond The Summit for live English coverage of The Final Match 2017.

Will we see a rematch of SG-esports and Alliance in the Grand Finals? Or will Infamous, the TI7 SA Representatives, find a way to make it out of the lower brackets? 

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