Just Error relegated to EPIC League Division 2 following loss to Yellow Submarine
CMD368 – SumaiL and the former Virtus Pro Dota 2 players’ stack Just Error were relegated to Division Two of the EPIC League today following a 2-0 upset to Yellow Submarine. The play-in stage for the EPIC League sorted the fifth to eighth place team of the Division One group stage and the top-four squads from Division Two for a final shot at the Division One playoffs. Considering the massive prize pool difference of $450,000 between the two divisions, there was a lot riding on this series.
Kicking off things we witnessed Team Liquid and Spider Pigzs going head-to-head and there were no real surprises by the end of the series. Liquid did not hesitate to dismantle and destroy their opponents, claiming a total of 80 kills over the two games, which barely lasted over an hour in total. While things were pretty standard, the next series was one which shocked everyone as Team Nigma and Gambit Esports were next to face-off.
Nigma were able to take a fairly simple victory in game one, with Amer “Miracle-“ Al-Barkawi on an unconventional Riki and Aliwi “w33” Omar ripping through his opponents with a Death Prophet. The biggest shock came in game two when Gambit were able to absolutely destroy Nigma, having a huge lead of nearly 30,000 net worth and having only given up 10 kills in the 45-minutes. But, Nigma made one of the sneakiest and best plays we have ever seen – with w33’s Leshrac actually securing the victory with his post-death Diabloic Edict burning down the Ancient.
WHAT JUST HAPPENED🐀🐀🐀
— Team Nigma (@TeamNigma) December 7, 2020
OG were able to take an easy win over Live to Win at the same time as the above was going on, which led us on to the final series of the day – the one on everyone’s tongues, the rematch between Just Error and Yellow Submarine. Looking for revenge after they were unceremoniously knocked down into Division 2 by Just Error, a team who had some of the best players in their ranks, YeS played nearly perfectly.
While Just Error had a great start to game two, after losing the first, there was absolutely nothing they could do withstand the middle game onslaught from YeS, who quickly turned things around and secured the series for themselves. With that, four teams would move on to the playoff stage of EPIC League Division 1; Yellow Submarine, OG, Team Liquid and Team Nigma. Unfortunately for Just Error, Live to Win, Gambit Esports and Spider Pigzs they would have to settle for Division 2.