Unfazed by the thrashing they received in game one of their match against Wings, Newbee rallies to win a game before getting outplayed in the third of the best of three series.
The other day, our editor sat down with a few of us writers and asked us to come up with some rankings for the teams participating in TI6. It was alright. You know how those sorts of things go. There was a white board. Some of those dry erase markers. Everyone had an opinion. Most of them were wrong. In the words of a certain role model of mine…
Embarrass me once, shame on you…
Newbee’s recent performance against Wings at Nanyang S2 has me somewhat worried that I may have advocated for them a little too loudly while coming up with those rankings. I’ve been burned by Chinese teams before. Remember Wings at the Manila Major? Yeah, I kind of thought they’d place a lot higher than their bottom of their barrel-of-the-barrel 13th – 16th. Remember EHOME’s meltdown? Going into that game I thought they might… not do that particular thing.
We make friendly bets here among our staff here at DireDota HQ. It took a full week before Sam Richards, another of our writers, would leave me alone about my embarrassingly bad track record predicting the performance of Chinese teams. She sits next to me and has something of a reputation for correctly predicting game outcomes. She also doubles as my office nemesis. Love ya, Sammy!
Anyways, I need Newbee to pull itself together and never let a repeat performance of round one of their match against Wings happen again. Because if a team I’ve ranked in the top five headed to TI6 is ejected to the loser’s bracket in the first round of the tournament, I will literally die from embarrassment.
So let’s take a look at Newbee’s brutal game one against Wings and their recent performance at Nanyang S2 to get a better idea about how they might perform at TI6.
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