Eastern Clash Battle Report: Day 2

Blizzard Entertainment
August 12, 2017

The second day of the Eastern Clash spelled disaster for the Taiwanese teams Soul Torturers and Team Face Check. The hometown heroes showed signs of life when they took battlegrounds against MVP Black and CE respectively, but they were subsequently eliminated from the lower bracket and must now watch what remains of the tournament from the sidelines. You read that correctly, by the way, MVP Black are in the lower bracket. Here is what you missed from day 2 of the Eastern Clash:

A Paradigm Shift

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In one of the most intense series in recent Heroes esports history, Tempest finally earned a much deserved win over MVP Black in the upper bracket. The last time these two teams met in Week 4 of Phase 2, MVP Black walked away with an easy 3-0 win. On this occasion, though, Tempest’s composure on LAN appeared to be in a better place than MVP Black’s.

Regardless of how this surprising turn of events came to pass, the tournament just got a whole lot more interesting as a result.

L5 moves ahead undefeated

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L5 have had a relatively straightforward run at this tournament, knocking both Soul Torturers and Team Face Check to the lower bracket in the first two days of play. Their series against Tempest will be L5’s first real challenge of the tournament. L5 barely defeated Tempest 3-2 the last time they played in Week 2 of Phase 2. If they can manage the win again, they will be the first team to reach the grand finals at the Eastern Clash.

CE stands alone against Korea

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Tournament life is on the line now for the only non-Korean team still in the tournament. CE are now tasked with defeating MVP Black in a best-of-five series to move any further in the tournament. The Chinese team have displayed some incredibly impressive play so far, despite their loss to Tempest on opening day. A win here against MVP Black would make CE the most promising Chinese team ahead of the HGC Finals in November.

Make sure to tune into the games tonight to find out which of these remaining teams will earn their spot in the grand finals and a chance at a $30,000 first place prize. Keep it tuned right here to www.playheroes.com/esports for all the action, and make sure to Cheer for your favorite teams on Twitch to unlock in-game HGC swag.