Out for blood, defending champion Cignal grounded Happy Feet, 2-1, to enter the grand finals of The National Season Two Dota 2 conference through the lower bracket, Sunday evening.
Jamesy and Abat had dominant performances for Cignal. The former put up 16 kills, two deaths, and 11 assists with his Dragon Knight while the latter finished with 15 kills, two deaths, and 17 assists using Spectre to set up the rematch with STI E-Olympians in the grand finals.
Abat nabbed MVP honors with 82-percent kill participation along with a whopping 696 gold per minute through 306 last hits and nine denied creeps.
Grimz provided the playmaking for the reigning champions, ending with two kills, five deaths, and dishing out 23 huge assists while Van’s Tiny chipped in two kills, six deaths, and 19 assists to help Cignal.
Cignal had the upper hand in kills in Game Three, putting up 39 compared to Happy Feet’s 23 in 35 minutes and 30 seconds of game time.
Sirc’s Lifestealer took the lead for the Emperors, who finished the tournament in third place, as he had nine kills, two deaths, and eight assists. Bob, however, was limited to just eight kills, eight deaths, and nine assists with his Puck.
Happy Feet opened the series with an outstanding performance, taking Game One behind Enryu’s Timbersaw. He had four kills, zero deaths, and eight assists along with 489 gold per minute playing the position three.
Grimz, however, took the lead for Cignal in Game Two with his support Oracle, dishing out 19 assists along with two kills and two deaths to help the Warriors even the series.