Neon and BOOM survive the first elimination round at DOTA Summit 13: SEA

 After nearly two
weeks of group stage action and countless games of Dota 2, DOTA Summit Online
13: Southeast Asia had reached its playoff stage with its first two lower
bracket eliminations coming in today.

First on the cards would be a quick and very one-sided
series as BOOM Esports went up against Cignal Ultra as the two teams hoped to
avoid becoming the first playoff elimination at DOTA Summit Online 13: SEA.
Unfortunately for Cignal, they were absolutely no match for a squad that had
seen some rather impressive results in a few of their recent events. A
20-minute first game, where Cignal managed only two total kills was followed by
a game two were  the squad were left in
the dust once more, as BOOM were clinical in their performance and took a solid
2-0 win.

For Cignal Ultra, that would end their tournament run,
making them the third team overall eliminated – the first at the playoffs. For
BOOM, they will continue their path forward in the lower bracket as they hope to
find another great finish.

The second of two elimination series for the day at DOTA Summit Online 13: SEA would pit Neon Esports against 496 Gaming – a series which Neon dominated during the group stages. With elimination on the line, it would seem that Neon were still far ahead of their opponents as game one was executed to near perfect. With an Io pick for Andrei “skem” Ong running rampant, Neon were able to secure a relatively smooth first game, putting them in a great position in the series.

Unfortunately for 496 Gaming, much like the group stage
series, they would be unable to ever keep up with Neon in any manner at all and
eventually, with a measly 11 kills, they would throw in the towel. For Neon,
this would see them moving forward, while 496 falls to a 7th/8th
place finish.

The action from DOTA Summit 13: SEA continues tomorrow with
upper bracket set to kick off; Motivate.Trust Gaming versus Adroit Esports and
the massive series between TNC Predator and Among Us.

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