Southeast Asia’s BOOM Esports, T1 exit Dota 2 Stockholm Major
BOOM Esports finished 9th to 12th following their loss to OG at the lower brackets of the ESL Dota 2 Stockholm Major on Wednesday night. Having missed the main stage of the tournament, Erin Jasper “Yopaj” Ferrer, Saieful “Fbz” Ilham, Timothy “Tims” Randrup, Gabriel “Skem” Ong, and Souliya “JaCkky” Khoomphetsavong returned home empty-handed.
Two of Southeast Asia’s three teams have been eliminated from the Stockholm Major. OG’s victory over BOOM Esports was followed by Fnatic’s victory over T1.
OG defeats BOOM Esports on day 6
OG sent BOOM home with a 2-0 victory on Day 6 of the Dota 2 Stockholm Major. Despite winning both games of the series, they had to work hard to win against a fierce BOOM squad.
Over the course of 52 minutes, Game 1 witnessed a brutal bloodbath with a total of 72 kills. BOOM was in control early in game one, but OG fought their way out of defeat through bloody team battles.
OG’s Sebastien “Ceb” Debs on Windranger and Tommy “Taiga” Le on Pugna worked well together. Ceb kept BOOM at bay with Gale Force and countless Shackleshots, while Taiga sustained his teammates with Life Drain.
Game 1 ended with OG leading 42-30 due to double-digit kills from three players. Artem “Yuragi” Golubiev on Chaos Knight and Ammar “ATF” Al-Assaf on Timbersaw each had a series-high of 14 kills. Bozhidar “bzm” Bogdanov on Ember Spirit chipped in 11 kills.
It was another slugfest in game two, with 55 kills in 41 minutes. OG took the lead within ten minutes and did not look back.
Ceb on Windranger for the second time, and Taiga on Earthshaker, took care of the crowds during team fights, while Yuragi on Morphling, bzm on Puck, and ATF on Timbersaw did the damaging.
ATF recorded a game-high of 12 kills against five deaths, while Yuragi had a clean 10 kills as OG won the series 2-0 and eliminated BOOM, sending them home.
Battle of SEA teams on day 7
The Stockholm Major continued on day seven with the final match of the first round between two fierce squads, Fnatic versus T1.
Both teams knew one another very well. They often competed for the top spot in Southeast Asia during regional leagues of Dota Pro Circuit (DPC), with former teammates playing for the opposing team.
The series began with stereotypical Southeast Asian Dota, with Games 1 and 2 ending in slugfests around the 44-minute mark. Meanwhile, Game 3 was a virtual chess match with only 27 kills.
With Luna getting the items she needed and Jaunuel “Jaunuel” Arcilla’s impressive play on Bane, Fnatic was in a favorable position to advance.
Eight teams advanced to the Major championship. Along with Fnatic are OG, Tundra Esports, TSM FTX, Thunder Awaken, Gaimin Gladiators, Beastcoast, and BetBoom Team. Team Spirit, Team Liquid, and BOOM Esports are now out of the Stockholm Major after finishing 9th-12th.
The tournament will be held in front of a live audience at Stockholm’s Hovet Arena on Friday, May 20 after a day off on Thursday, May 19.