The final week of Stage 4 began tonight leading into the finals as well as the Grand Final playoffs. Here is how the matches played out on Wednesday night!
Los Angeles Gladiators vs Shanghai Dragons
Tonight kicked off in a big match with the Gladiators looking to clinch the top spot for the Stage. They also make the running for the Grand Finals. The Shanghai Dragons put up a good fight but ended up going down in the end. Hydration and Surefour held their own on BigGoose’s support.
Gladiators were able to pull out a 4-0 despite some solid attempts by the Dragons to keep things honest. Overall the crowd was super supportive of the Dragons. However, it looks like their rebuilding begins for Season Two soon.
Match Score: 4-0 Gladiators Win
MVP: SureFour – He aced it!
San Francisco Shock vs Los Angeles Valiant
King’s Row was a lesson in defense. Both teams held each other to very short trips with the payload. Shock pulled it out though as they held the Valiant to a big zero. Shock continued to win their one capture point with Moth and Sleepy on point with support.
The Shock ended their run though as Valiant took control and managed to pull through the next three maps. Custa kept the team together and helped drive opportunities for KSF and Bunny to clean up. Despite Shock’s best efforts to tie things up, the Valiant were able to continue control. It was a close match though, but Valiant continue to maintain their control for the Stage.
Match Score: 3-1 Valiant Win
MVP: Custa – Truly a team leader.
Dallas Fuel vs Seoul Dynasty
Fuel came out swinging, however the Dynasty were able to take the first map. Barely. Dallas was there to put up a fight. They held their own but Ryujehong led his team to victory on Blizzard World.
In the second map Dynasty shut Dallas down as well. It was in Oasis though where Dallas came back to win and hopefully pull a tie. Seagull had some fantastic plays and Dynasty pulled a C9 not getting back fast enough on the point. Dallas had their chance.
In Dorado though Dynasty stepped up. They were able to pull the victory out from Dallas, but it was by far the best match of the night.
Match Score: 3-1
MVP: Ryujehong – he has become a team leader.