Cignal and Laus Auto Group Playbook Esports settled for draws during Day Eight of The Nationals Season Two Dota 2 conference, Thursday evening.
Cignal was caught off guard by Happy Feet Emperors’ Zenki as he put up four kills, six deaths, and 21 assists with his support Clockwerk to stun the defending champions and take a 1-0 series advantage.
Grimz, who was outmatched by Zenki in the first match, stepped up for the Warriors and set up the fightback to help Cignal end the match at a 1-1 draw. He had two kills, 10 deaths, and 20 assists using Rubick.
ABAT’s Ursa proved to be unstoppable for Cignal’s side, finishing with a dominant stat line of 16 kills, four deaths, and 10 assists Jamesy (Underlord) and Van (Queen of Pain) ended with a KDA of 9-1-19 and 8-3-24, respectively.
Cignal, who suffered its second defeat for the entire season, is still the top-ranked squad with a 10-2 win-loss slate for 14 points while Happy Feet kept its seat in the fourth place with six points through a 5-7 card.
Bob was the lone bright spot for Happy Feet in Game Two, having 14 kills, eight deaths, and seven assists as Sirc, despite leading the game in terms of net worth, only had three kills, five deaths, and six assists with his Alchemist.
Meanwhile, Playbook was able to snatch Game One off of the STI E-olympians but settled for a draw after the latter fought back in an amazing Game Two that saw Nando’s Lifestealer go off for 15 kills, two deaths, and six assists.
He also had 378 last hits and 21 denied creeps to average 859 gold per minute.
Playbook is currently at the second seed with a 7-3 standing with 10 points while STI is not that far off at the third spot with seven points and a 6-4 slate.