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3MarTzy, the heart and soul of the men in orange-and-black, and Light- the playmaker of the gang were surprisingly benched for this matchup. It was about time for them to consider pulling some guys from the bench, with Der and Benthings suiting up to take on the same ECHO lineup we usually see.
However, the two new guys were given a sound welcome by Rafflesia and the whole ECHO. Invasion was the start of team's sounding dominance in the early stages of the game. They picked off Chuuu by being aggressive- stealing his purple buff, which was very essential to the Ling from the get-go.
With that, they have started doing four-man rotations on the side lanes to create bigger opportunities for Hadess to simply take it all away in the map availability. Stacking up three turtles, there wasn't any threat from the opposing team, having the winning edge in terms of the itemization and team fights to take down Game #1. Rafflesia's Mathilda was an absolute bully to Chuuu, hitting Soul Blooms on the right targets to bring the series one step closer to ECHO.
To find some ways to turn things around, Chuuu used his buddy 3Mar's favorite hero in Paquito and a surprise Diggie pick used by Benthings. Baxia, Beatrix and Lunox summed-up the TNC lineup. On the other hand, the Hadess' Lancelot came in to play- together with some standard picks for a well-rounded ECHO Philippines.
ECHO'S Rk3 started it off really strong with the use of Selena. Placement of both Abyssal Arrows and Traps were very systematic to locate heroes and their manner of rotation. As per Rockhart, the "minus-one mentality" from ECHO has been giving them wonders to create space and minimize the casualties under 17 minutes. Imagine a 4-2 kill score, 10 minutes into the game.
TNC gave them a run for their money, though. One team fight should've brought ECHO to lose their inhibitor turrets- taking down both KurtTzy's Thamuz and Rafflesia's Barats, but Bennyqt made sure they would go back home because of a split-push in the mid-lane.
KurtTzy also gave so much time and space for the team's damage dealers to create plays by bringing in the Contract Inferno and Vengeance combination to take damage for days. After Chuuu missing out on the Luminous Lord march- it was all over as ECHO takes the sweep to rise on our standings.
"Ngayon na lang po kami nagkasama-sama ulit. Naudlot po nung mga nagka-sakit. Shout-out sa lahat ng sumusuporta sa ECHO. Okay na kami, guys! Salamat sa pag-alala niyo sa'min." Rafflesia on his post-match interview
TNC on the other hand, needs to get it together because the regular season is almost at its halfway point. Coach Lift and the pros need to capitalize on bringing in some wins and rack up some points to close in.
GAME 1: ECHO WIN 8-4 (14:59)
GAME 2: ECHO WIN 7-6 (16:59)