After the first two elimination matches, the time has come for the winners bracket encounters to be played at the StarLadder XI LAN finals. The first Bo3 saw the home favourites Natus Vincereagainst Team Empire while, in the second match ASUS.Polar (renamed VP Polar) took on the rising force in European Dota – Ninjas in Pyjamas.
NaVi vs Empire
After convincing performance in their games against Hell Raisers many NaVi fans had faith that the Ukrainian squad is starting to find it’s form and will yet again dominate on their home soil. However, those dreams got crushed by Empire who won both games around the 30 minute mark in very convincing fashion. On the back of impressive plays by Airat “Silent” Gaziev they carried it home, with Sielnt finishing with the impressive score of 11-0-7 on his Juggernaut!
ASUS.Plr vs NiP
After pushing DAC qualifier finalist down into the lower bracket NiP faced off against ASUS.Plr. The still new and unproven Swedish team was considered by many as the underdog. However, that point of view had to be quickly changed as NiP assorted dominance over Fng and crew. With impressive team fight performances and a shining plays by Jonas “jonassomfan” Lindholm on Slardar and Adrian “Era” Kryeziu on Lycan they managed to completely overtake the second game.
09:00 – ASUS.Plr vs FIRE
12:30 – NaVi vs MVP Ph.
16:00 – LB Small Final
19:30 – Empire vs NiP
13:00 – LB Final
17:00 – Grand Final, bo5, 1:0 for WB