The finals of the Gigabyte E-Sports Tournament (GEST) Dota 2 – July was crowned, with the defending champion squaring against a very spirited challenger.
MiTH.TRUST is back on the Grand Finals of the GEST – Dota 2 tournament, a stage they are not unfamiliar with. In fact
AMD.Mineski vs. MiTH.Trust
Game 1 – Mineski started with an interesting lane switch, with Weaver taking the mid lane and Queen of Pain on the offensive trilane at top. Meanwhile, Trust went with one of their carry’s signature hero – Morphling. The first blood was a very close trade, with Mineski edging the kill over a fraction of a second. Mineski started taking control as their middle-lane Weaver got consecutive solo kills against Razor.
While Morphling had decent farm, there weren’t any more heroes on his team getting substantial experience and gold. Mineski rode off the early momentum to win convincingly on the first game. Weaver was very impressive, participating on 26 out of his team’s 28 kills, and finishing the game with 14 kills against zero deaths.
AMD.Mineski 1-0 MiTH.Trust
Game 2 – Mineski opted with another cheesy middle lane hero, this time going for Viper. On the other hand, Trust went with an offensive trilane with their offlane player TnK and let their famed farmed Lakelz solo on the bottom lane against Dark Seer instead. Dark Seer made Luna’s greediness pay on the bottom lane, diving him on the tower and claiming the first blood. Trust responded with two quick kills up top, and Luna got a revenge after getting a timely level six and a clutch Eclipse.
As good as the first game went for Mineski, that was as sour as things went on the second. With Chen on the jungle, there was really no way the Filipino team can stop the very strong Visage, Crystal Maiden and Juggernaut trilane. Their Alchemist carry was crushed, dying ten times within the twenty minute game time.
AMD.Mineski 1-1 MiTH.Trust
Game 3 – Its a pivotal game three as the series is now all tied up. Mineski went with a more usual lane this time, with a Dragon Knight on the middle lane and a Weaver on their offensive trilane. Trust had one of their comfortable line-up as well, with Nyx leading the way on the middle and a Naga on their pull lane.
The game started rather passively, save aside some warding and dewarding. The first blood happened past the fifth minute, ending on a 3-1 win for Mineski. Things went ugly quickly for the Thai team, as they called GG just eight minutes after. By the time MiTH resigned, they still have complete tier-two towers.
AMD.Mineski 2-1 MiTH.Trust
Game 4 – With their back against the wall, Trust went for what worked for them on the second game – a Visage, Crystal Maiden and Juggernaut trilane. This time though, they went with a Storm to complete their lineup. Mineski, on the other hand, has a Dragon Knight at Mid and a Nature’s Prophet on the weak lane, and then an interesting trilane of Mirana, Atropos and a support Alchemist. Trust’s middle lane Sandking surprisingly dominated the middle lane, getting two solo kills on his lane within the game’s first three minutes.
Mineski didn’t really get to execute their combo of Nightmare, Unstable Concoction and Sacred Arrow, but their better movements and engagements pulled them ahead of their Thai opponents. Instead of going into a Hand of Midas, Nature’s Prophet also went with an Orchid to help seal the Storm Spirit. It didn’t took long before Trust tapped out, handing down the crown to Mineski.
AMD.Mineski 3-1 MiTH.Trust
Despite being invited into the very first The International and while showing flashes of brilliance, the Filipino team has been troubled by inconsistent play and roster changes for the past tournaments. However, Mineski showed that they are a force to be reckoneed with if they get their acts together. With the almost flawless win, AMD.Mineski denied MiTH.TRUST of their third GEST Dota 2 title. This is the biggest break of the team, finally breaking out on the SEA Dota 2 scene with the victory.
- 1st Place - AMD.Mineski (USD 1,000)
- 2nd Place - MiTH.TRUST (USD 500)
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