TyLoo eliminate Vega Squadron in Chongqing; to semi-finals
TyLoo are through to the semi-finals at StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational Chongqing following a 2-0 victory over Vega Squadron (16-8 on Inferno, 16-5 on Mirage) in the group's decider match.
The series kicked off on TYLOO's map pick, Inferno, with the Russians winning their T-side pistol to grab a quick 3-0 lead. The Chinese side responded with a successful gun round, but Vega Squadron immediately reset their opponents' economy.
However, TYLOO quickly took control of proceedings and closed out the half with a 10-5 lead. In the second half, Vega Squadron found a lifeline after denying TyLoo from building on their pistol round win, but Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand and co. then strung five rounds together to lock down the map, 16-8.
The Russians then won four of the next seven rounds to reduce the deficit to 5-6, but Ke "captainMo" Liu's men were simply too hot to handle, and went on an impressive ten-round winning streak to wrap things up, 16-5, and book their place in the semi-finals.
K - D
Dmitriy 'jR' ChervakjR
26 - 29
Nikolay 'mir' Bityukovmir
30 - 34
Sergey 'keshandr' Nikishinkeshandr
28 - 39
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakovchopper
23 - 37
Pavel 'hutji' Lashkovhutji
17 - 38
The StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational Chongqing 2018 will resume on Satruday at 06:00, with Spirit taking on BOOT-d[S] for a place in the next stage of the event. After that, the first semi-final will see AGO battle it out against TYLOO at 09:00.