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Team Liquid defeat Virtus.Pro in classic at Leipzig major plus more playoff action

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After two days of thrilling Dota 2 action in the groups, it was straight on to the Playoffs of the DreamLeague Season 13: Leipzig Major. Needless to say, the high level played continued with one game in particular, involving Team Liquid and Virtus.Pro, set to live long in the memory. Find out why in our recap from all the action from the second major of the 19/20 DPC season.

Virtus.Pro have major problems

They were the last team eliminated, but we simply have to talk about them first. In a game that will go down in competitive Dota 2 history – Virtus.Pro were knocked out by Team Liquid in a Bo1 in the lower bracket.

Despite Solo and his team-mates best efforts after 70 minutes of back-and-forth action in a game that either side could have won, in the end, it was Team Liquid that prevailed. The European squad emphasized heavily on their position one Naga Siren, which is why they also picked Disruptor. Even though VP tried to respond by picking Lifestealer, it was Vladimir “No[o]ne” Minenko’s OD that suffered the most.

As soon as Disruptor got an Aghanim’s Scepter, No[o]one’s game became a nightmare. He was picked off in every single team-fight, which ultimately led to VP’s downfall. Even then, the CIS squad took full advantage of their glimmer of hope after killing Liquid’s two cores without a buyback. However, the three remaining players from the EU team were enough and managed to keep their Throne alive on around 300 HP.

Virtus.Pro’s highly competitive roster was unable to overcome this Team Liquid side – and they’ll go home wondering what they have to do to reach their potential.

paiN Gaming fail to live up to expectations

The first team to “bite the dust” was paiN Gaming. Despite their fantastic results in the qualifiers, it just felt as if this was not their tournament. They were completely run over by the teams in their group and the same happened in the Lower Bracket. Unfortunately, they had the uneasy task of facing beastcoast, who needed just 25 minutes to eliminate their opponents.

Chaos by name, chaos by nature

Despite having on paper a very promising roster, it seems like Chaos EC is still not ready. Similar to paiN Gaming, they played phenomenally during the qualifiers. However, their performance at the Leipzig Major was nothing short of abysmal. They ended the tournament without a single win, which is poor for such an exciting roster.

The NA team had to play against one of the Chinese powerhouses at this tournament – team Aster. Even though they had a good draft on paper, Aster was just the better team.

Although it’s still early in the DPC, we might see some roster changes here, especially if Chaos wants to be a legitimate TI contender.

Reality Rift crash back to earth

The second-last team to leave the Leipzig Major from the LB is Reality Rift. Although they were relatively unknown, they’ve completely shocked everyone after an astonishing run in the qualifiers. However, it seems like the team still has a lot to learn before they can compete with the best teams in the world.

Their Lower Bracket match was against another SEA team that is struggling for form – TNC. But despite a strong start, their efforts were just not strong enough to prevent TNC, the MDL Chengdu champions, from taking the victory

What next in the DreamLeague Season 13: Leipzig Major?

Virtus.Pro DreamLeague Season 13: Leipzig Major Recap Playoffs

Be sure to watch the rest of the tournament because it’s definitely going to be interesting. We are yet to see which teams will leave today.

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