"Pag nakaka-savage ako, parang kalmado lang ako. Mas nakakagawa ako ng play kapag kalmado ako." - KarlTzy on his thoughts about another Savage gameplay on ECHO vs OMG.
There's still the same hype when the tournament favorites face off against the debatable dark horse team. It was ECHO Philippines being brought back to Earth after being defeated in a sweep by the last seed- which was a wake-up call for the star-studded composition. Smart Omega on the other hand, is finally starting to get themselves back into the winning column after winning some games.
ECHO new what was up. It was a wake-up call from their 2-0 loss against the last seeded Bren Esports as they were having the momentum for the first 13 minutes. An aggressive conceal play in the 14th minute however, gave the Uncrowned Kings an opportunity to fight back and punish the aggressiveness of the Orcas. Positioning has and will always be the key for the members. Another trade ensued with OMG finally securing a Luminous Lord of their own in- exchange for Kelra and Renzio's life. A great Way of Dragon from Yawi almost placed ECHO by the front seat, but it was a punishment on Raizen that opened the window for ECHO to get the Luminous Lord to their side at the 20th minute. They were able to get all of the inhibitor turrets but it wasn't enough to finally finish the game for good. Instead, it was an ejector play from Ch4knu to eliminate KarlTzy and a flameshot kill for E2Max to bring the game closer to their liking. But just when you thought that it was OMG after the Lord take, it was ECHO's exceptional defending that placed them on a counter-attack of their own- together with Yawi's mastery of Chou and the overall damage of the Orcas to seal the first game.
The second game had some switches. With Lancelot and Aulus moving sides- and some supporting additions for both of the teams- both had the well-rounded lineup of pickoffs, overall damage, and AOE. It was a KarlTzy show- starring Karate Kid Yawi, Captain Hook Ch4knu, and the Wonder Kid Karl. ECHO started the match with ganks in the side lanes that easily converted into kills. The Orcas lead 14-4 in kills and five thousand in gold to keep the Kings of Southeast Asia in their base. Slowly but surely, Yawi manages to provide some more pressure with both KurtTzy and KarlTzy using the Feathered Airstrike and Phantom Execution to deal immense damage to the others. And to give us the icing on the cake- KarlTzy's Savage. Another savage as it is his second against OMG, another for his Lancelot, and another one in his belt. ECHO is back to their winning ways,
GAME 1: ECHO WIN
MVP: YAWI (CHOU, 1/3/14)
GAME 2: ECHO WIN
MVP: KARLTZY (LANCELOT, 13/1/9)