Crew Spirit Surpasses RNG to Safe High 4 on the Riyadh Masters 2022
Crew Spirit defeated RNG 2-1 within the Riyadh Masters to maneuver to the semifinals of the occasion.
Crew Spirit will now play towards Crew Secret within the semifinals, with the grand ultimate berth on the road.
In the meantime, RNG takes house $200,000 USD in prize cash after ending in fifth-sixth place.
In a match with elimination a spot within the Riyadh Masters semifinals on the road, Crew Spirit and Royal By no means Give Up (RNG) battled and the previous got here out on prime. It was an analogous story to the opposite quarterfinal as each groups fought tooth and nail within the first recreation, however the subsequent two video games proved to be one-sided affairs. Earlier, it was PSG.LGD who beat Nigma, and this time Spirit gained video games one and three to advance to the semifinals. In the meantime, RNG takes house $200,000 USD in prize cash after ending in fifth-sixth place.
RNG vs Crew Spirit: Match recap and highlights
In recreation 1, Spirit went for a mid Mars and offlane Bounty Hunter. The laning stage was moderately equal, with each groups discovering kills. Simply as RNG was about to take the lead, Spirit got here again with a teamfight win on the 24 minute mark which made the sport evenly poised once more. Because it turned out, this victory was important since Spirit was in a position to make use of its Bounty Hunter, play aggressively, and draw out a major lead. RNG, with a mid Zeus, held on for a very long time, with some indicators of a comeback, however Spirit gained in 51 minutes.
In recreation 2, Outworld Destroyer, a hero not seen in aggressive Dota 2 in months, performed wonderful for RNG towards Spirit’s heroes of Darkish Seer, Disruptor, Timbersaw, and Troll Warlord. Whereas Somnus fared properly on Outworld Destroyer within the midlane, RNG crushed Spirit within the safelane. Collapse took a beating on Darkish Seer, whereas Ghost took off on Monkey King. With RNG’s heroes outperforming Spirit’s, the crew by no means seemed again and went on to clinch a convincing recreation two victory in 36 minutes.
In recreation 3, Spirit’s time to drag forward within the draft and annihilate RNG. Phantom Lancer, the final decide completely summarized Spirit’s lineup, and the crew performed the lanes a lot better this time. Whereas it was frequently killing enemies, RNG was unable to find any targets on the map and targeted solely on delaying the sport. Spirit, however, exploited improbable timing on the 36-minute mark to cap off a disciplined recreation three efficiency.
Listed here are some highlights of the sequence.
Spirit has had a topsy-turvy outing within the Riyadh Masters 2022 up to now, however right now it definitely stepped up its recreation. Regardless of their current struggles in some video games, Magomed “Collapse” Khalilov and Alexander “TORONTOTOKYO” Khertek had been in nice form towards RNG. Whereas Secret will be the favorites within the sequence, Spirit has improved over the course of the occasion, so it is perhaps an in depth recreation.
The ultimate day of the Riyadh Masters will function three sequence. Beginning the break day can be OG vs PSG.LGD, adopted by Secret vs Spirit. There can be a Bo3 grand ultimate between the winners of those two sequence, and the champion will take house $1.5 Million USD.