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With another meeting from two of the teams in the bottom half of the standings, a valiant stand is needed for them to increase their chances to proceed to the playoffs. Nexplay EVOS almost defeated Blacklist International in their matchup yesterday, while TNC is focused on finding their groove back before it's all over.
We finally saw an all-Filipino lane matchup with Paquito and Lapu-Lapu slugging it out in the EXP Lane. Aside from that, another highlight of this series is having two of the most explosive EXP laners in Renejay and 3MarTzy.
But so far, early stages of the game immediately went to the side of TNC as P-God showcased his Mathilda prowess to help Chuu get more objectives and delay the opponents with their own buffs. 6-0 kill score and 3 towers down brings a good start for TNC under 7 minutes.
However, NXPE will never go down without a fight. One skirmish turned the tides around to their favor because of Natan and Claude simply free-hitting the members as Yawi and Renejay sacrifice their lives to hold the line. They took the first Lord of the game and brought it up to clear all but the inhibitor turrets. Another Luminous Lord spawn went in their favor once more, and Light's miscalculation of Ditona's Welcome cost them the game. Nexplay going up one in the series.
Coming up Game 2, TNC immediately banned Natan and Yve to respect the mastery of H2wo and YellyHaze with these two heroes. Chuuu gives Hayabusa a try for the next round, together with a magic-trio composition in Esmeralda, Kagura and Alice. The tigers give a well-rounded composition with a late-game prowess in Hesa's Lunox and H2wo's YSS.
As usual, the early-game goes to TNC with the standard aggressive play style. However, the same retaliation is being shown by Nexplay EVOS as they take the first Lord of the game to take out one inhibitor turret under 17 minutes. A brave defense up to the last health point gave TNC a chance to prolong the game.
And then came the late game, where the longest of respawn cooldowns are becoming vital signs of either victory or defeat. With a sweep coming in for Nexplay EVOS- The Tigers immediately went back to the third spot after this win, keeping TNC Pro Team at the bottom of the standings.
GAME 1: NXPE 11-9 (21:03)
GAME 2: NXPE 20-16 (25:05)