Two weeks ago, Team Empire was competing in the qualifiers for the Summit 7 that will be held from June 14th to June 18th, but they were not successful in those qualifiers as Na’Vi managed to defeat them in the crucial series. However, it turned out that Team Empire will have another chance to win the spot in the tournament as it was announced that the winner of Loot.Bet Invitational will secure the final spot in the LAN event.
Once Team Empire realized they will have another opportunity to win the final spot at the Summit 7 they put everything into their performance at the Loot.Bet Invitational. In the end, it proved to be a successful tournament as they managed to defeat Vega Squadron for the final place at the Summit 7.
The Road to Title
Team Empire opened the tournament very strongly as they managed to beat Mousesports in the first round match. In that match, Team Empire displayed a very impressive performance as they managed to beat Mousesports 2-0 in that game. As a reminder, Mousesports played at the Kiev Major, but they were not that successful as they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.
In the second round of the tournament, Team Empire faced Gambit Esports were they once again managed to sweep the opponent. Similarly to their first round performance, their play in the second round was dominant, and at that moment it became clear that Team Empire will be a big favorite for winning the title.
Their third match at Loot.Bet Invitation was the upper bracket final that they played against Vega Squadron. The upper bracket final was a challenge for Team Empire as Vega Squadron started the series very well. Vega Squadron even managed to win one game in that series, but in the end, Team Empire was able to turn the game in their favor and eventually win the series with the score 2-1. That meant that Team Empire secured the grand final of the tournament while Vega Squadron had to move to the lower bracket where they will have another opportunity to reach the grand final.
It turned out that the final match of the lower bracket that Vega Squadron played against Prodota was just a routine match for Vega Squadron as they displayed dominance in the match from the very beginning. In the end, Vega managed to win that game with the clean sweep of Prodota.
The Grand Final
The grand final of the match proved to be much more exciting than their first match at this tournament as it was played in the best-of-five series. During the final match, both teams had good momentums and eventually the final match was taken to the fifth and deciding game in which Team Empire took an early lead which secured them win.
With the win at the Loot.Bet Invitational, Team Empire will be heading to Los Angeles, California where they will be participating in the Summit 7 that will be played just a few weeks before the biggest eSports tournament, The International 7.