Reality Rift clutched out a 2-1 victory over Geek Fam in a hotly-contested battle for playoff seeding on day 11 of the BTS Pro Series: Southeast Asia group stage.
With the series score tied 1-1, Reality Rift struggled in the laning phase with their middle lane and safe lane heroes falling behind on the net worth chart.
But once both teams clashed, Reality Rift was able to take control of the game with their superior initiation abilities. In a huge clash at the 13-minute mark, Ravdan “Hustla” Narmandakh on Clockwerk caught Carlo “Kuku” Palad’s Dragon Knight in the middle lane with his Power Cogs and used the team’s Glyph ability to prevent their mid-tier one Tower to go down.
Vincent “AlaCrity” Hiew Teck Yoong on Ember Spirit then continued the chase and helped set up Lee “kYxY” Kong Yang’s Enigma land a Black Hole ultimate on Marc Polo Luis “Raven” Fausto’s hard carry Riki. This led to AlaCrity picking up a Triple Kill as Reality Rift earned their first team wipe against Geek Fam.
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Reality Rift continued to outmaneuver Geek Fam around the map, with Hustla continuing to catch and control the enemy team’s core heroes to help Reality Rift extend their lead.
After building up a 19,000 gold lead advantage, Reality Rift relentlessly besieged Geek Fam’s base until they were forced to admit defeat.
With the win, Reality Rift finish their group stage run with a 4-3 record and third place in their group, for now.
Meanwhile, Geek Fam fall to a 2-4 record, which drops them down to the seventh place where they’re tied with T1. Geek Fam will need to win their last group stage match against BOOM Esports on April 22 if they hope to make it to the Playoffs.
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