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Motivate.Trust Gaming one win away from NetEase Games' Top Clans 2020 Dota 2 SEA Invitational Championship

The stakes have never been higher in the tournament, as the
top four teams in the Top Clans 2020 Dota 2 SEA Invitational Championship clash
for a spot in the Grand Finals. Motivate.Trust Gaming (MTG), Neon Esports,
Galaxy Racer (GXR), and Adroit Esports honed in, battling each other in best-of-three
series these past two days in the tournament’s playoffs stage.

Playoffs Day 1:
Motivate.Trust with epic comebacks; GXR overwhelms Adroit

Motivate.Trust Gaming swept their opponents both days of the playoffs

The first match of the playoffs was between MTG and Neon
Esports, a seeries that we haven’t seen yet so far in this tournament. The two
teams have an interesting head-to-head record, as Motivate.Trust had Neon’s
numbers over their last meetings. However, the early gameplay of Neon Esports
showed that they’re undeterred., Neon put up the pressure on MTG in both games.
Still, Motivate.Trust displayed resilience and proved that they do indeed have
Neon Esports all figured out. In both games, in spite of Neon’s massive early
game leads, Motivate.Trust turned them around for the 2-0 sweep in their
series.

On the other side of the bracket, Neon Esports’ compatriots
Adroit Esports also weren’t doing well. Galaxy Racer came out hard at Adroit,
punishing every little mistake they made. The exploitation went on for both
games, and Galaxy Racer easily overwhelmed the SEA Games gold medalists. Day 1
ended with both Filipino teams falling to the lower bracket, and with the top
teams of their own groups from the knockout stage facing each other for the
first time.

Playoffs Day 2:
Motivate.Trust exerts dominance; Filipinos fight each other

Adroit’s victory on Day 2 was bittersweet

The next day rolled in with a gloomy prospect for the
Filipinos: the two teams will have to fight each other, and force their fellow
Filipinos out of the tournament. The sad part is, the Grand Finals is not even
secured yet for the Filipinos.

Thankfully, the two teams still had time to relax, as Day 2
opened with the Upper Bracket Finals series between Motivate.Trust and Galaxy
Racer.

Compared to Day 1, Motivate.Trust looked more confident in
Day 2. The message was clear on their performance: they want to be seen as the
most dominant team in Top Clans 2020. They punished Galaxy Racer the way the
former did against Adroit. In the end, Motivate.Trust was able to sweep the
series against Galaxy Racer, securing their spot in the Grand Finals, awaiting
their final opponent before potentially being crowned champions.

Meanwhile, Adroit and Neon fought tooth and nail with each other. Both teams fighting for survival, they showed the best that they could in their games. Adroit and Neon threw everything they had against each other, in a heartbreaking match to watch for Pinoy fans. The matchup was pretty even in game one, with the two teams trading clashes with each other. But in the end, Adroit was able to sweep Neon Esports on the one-sided Game 2, proving to be the superior Filipino team, at least for Top Clans 2020.

Gearing up for the
Grand Finals

Tomorrow, October 3o will host the Grand Finals of NetEase
Games’ Top Clans 2020 Dota 2 SEA Invitational. 
Motivate.Trust Gaming awaits their challengers in the Grand Finals,
still undefeated. Neon and Galaxy Racer will battle againt each other one last
time, with the victor winning a rematch against Motivate.Trust. With three
teams remaining, how will the Grand Finals turn out? Find out on the last day
of the Top Clans 2020 Dota 2 SEA Invitational.

Tune in on the Top Clans 2020 official pages on Facebook, Youtube,
and Twitch.
The live stream will also be available in Thai language on the Top
Clans Thailand Facebook page and Malay on Ancient
Galaxy Esports. You can also follow news and updates about Top Clans
2020 on tiktok.com/@topclansesports
(EN) and tiktok.com/@topclansesportsth
(TH). Cambodian fans may also watch the livestreams in their own language at the Playgame
Facebook page.

Stay
tuned and cheer hard! This is Passion.

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