Day 1 of the GEST Challenge kicks off and Orange eSports takes on LGD’s new international team.
Playing for a chance at U$D1,500, Day 1 of the GEST Challenge goes underway with Orange eSports going against LGD.Int. Mushi was unable to play in today’s game due to sickness, so Ky.xy along with Iceiceice plays for Orange eSports.
LGD.Int roster :
- Per Anders “Pajkatt” Olsson Lille (C)
- Sergey “God” Bragin
- Braxton “Brax” Paulson
- Rasmus Berth “MiSeRy” Filipsen
- Sivatheeban “1437” Sivanathapillai
Orange eSports start out Game 1 with some unorthodox picks, featuring Templar Assassin, Alchemist and Lifestealer farming Ancients. 3 carries turned out to be their downfall as LGD.Int utilizes Luna and Beast Master‘s aura with Chen‘s neutral creeps to take down 4 towers in 8 minutes, and 2 lanes in 16 minutes. LGD.Int ends Orange‘s “MiSeRy” in 20 minutes.
Orange eSports goes for the more conventional pick in Game 2 and gets a great head start but mistakes made in the 10th minute made gave LGD.Int a handhold and that turns out to be the turning point of Game 2. LGD.Int had fair winds after that, with Roshan taken down in the 19th minute. A ray of hope shined for Orange when they took down Night Stalker at the top lane, but it was not enough and GG was called 27 minutes into the game.
LGD.Int reveals their full form as a team to be reckoned with as they proceed to the winner’s bracket with a 2-0 victory over Orange eSports. They will face the winner of MUFC versus their Chinese counterparts – LGD.Cn (18.00 GMT+8) at 21.00 GMT+8.
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