BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!
Now that the 8th final spot in the Global Finals has been determined, Blizzard just released the bracket for the final tournament of the Season! Perplexed did end up earning what looks to be the top seed for the Global Finals, facing off first against our Last Stand winners of Ambition.
Complexity is up against Echo
... and we all know how Jdotb feels about that:
Take a look for yourselves! This is going to be EXCITING!! We'll see you at the Global Finals with continuing live coverage, and more!
Ambition came into the Last Stand as the heavy favourites, but Aster
.A and Omega Pump certainly did not make it easy on them. It was a hard-fought battle from all of the teams over these 15 hours of play, but Ambition has emerged officially as the victor!
Congratulations to Ambition, and to all participating teams for putting on an amazing performance all weekend. This MDI format certainly keeps us on the edges of our seats! We hope everyone enjoyed watching and following along with our live coverage.
'Til next time!
-the Raider.IO team
The bell has rung, the timer has expired, and THIS IS IT FOLKS!
Ambition just wiped in the Necropolis, putting away their attempts to improve their time... as Aster
.A tries to pull off a MASSIVE pull of trash on top of Executor Tarvold, only to have a wipe themselves.
What a heartbreaking finish for Aster.A, they fought incredibly hard all weekend, and we hope to see more from this team in the future!
Evolving and Practice
? are still going through Sanguine Depths, but unless either team is able to pull off a 15 minute run, it's unlikely we'll see any changes in the leaderboards.
We'll confirm shortly, but it is looking like Ambition is going to walk away with the win in the Last Stand, earning themselves that 8th and final berth in the Global Finals!
According to intrepid caster and Mythic+ guru Dratnos, Aster
.A's current run in Sanguine Depths is on pace to win the entire tournament. They're heading towards Executor Tarvold as we speak...can they keep it up???
Not being complacent with their current lead, Ambition has opted to go to Necrotic Wake right before the timer expires to try and shave off just a little bit more time on their overall score. Let's see if they're able to improve upon their previous 11 minute 27 second NW completion!
Reload Esports is the next team to tap out, and we will wait to see what Evolving and Practice
? get up to in Sanguine Depths to determine Reload's final position.
Great job to Reload Esports this weekend!
With a 2 minute and 7 second gap between them and first place, it appears as though Omega Pump has decided to call it for the day. They put on an amazing performance all weekend, and managed to make this Sanguine Sunday incredibly exciting.
Big props to the boys of Omega Pump!
.A did improve their Sanguine time, and have moved themselves up to 2nd place overall, but Ambition also
got a better Sanguine time! Aster.A now needs to make up 1 minute and 19 seconds to take the lead from Ambition, and the timer for the entire tournament is expiring in two minutes
ASTER.A FORGOT TO PUT DOWN THE SHIELD ON THE LAST BOSS! Despite the tragic loss of several members of their team, they've managed to res and recover, but this may have crushed their hope for a better time.
These times are so
close. Our top teams are working as hard as they can to reduce their overall time by mere seconds
to secure their spots, while we're still waiting for two teams to complete their final dungeon on the board!
Ten minutes remaining in the tournament! Where are our teams?
Ambition is currently charging through the gauntlet and are headed over to the very last boss in Sanguine Depths in the hopes of securing a better time.
Omega Pump is doing their best to clean up their Necrotic Wake time. They've had several wipes in De Other Side and appeared to swap over to this dungeon due to the shorter timer, but they've also been wiping here. Aster
.A has just downed the third boss of Sanguine Depths, and is now on their way to the gauntlet!
We're still waiting to see where things lie with Reload Esports, Evolving, and Practice
.A is trying to make up that 1 minute and 9 seconds gap from the top spot in Sanguine Depths, but Omega Pump, with what is currently the fastest SD time on the board, has decided to go to Necrotic Wake. This is an interesting strategy, based largely on the fact that they need to pick the dungeon they have the best chance at improving their time at.
While Ambition's run was clean, apparently it wasn't clean enough! They've headed right back into the dungeon to join Aster
.A and Reload Esports in the ranks of teams aiming to improve their overall times through cleaning up their run in Sanguine Depths. They're not the only ones currently in the dungeon at the moment, as both Practice
? and Evolving are working to complete the key and secure a time on the board for all six dungeons!
And speaking just a second too soon, we saw one death from Ambition on the very last boss, but they finished out their run with an impressive time of 20:43 - and has just taken the lead! Their strategy of cleaning up their keys throughout progression is appearing to pay off, as they now boast the shortest overall time used on the board! It'll be interesting to see what their plan is now, and where they're headed next!
Ambition is now on their cleanest run yet - now on the last boss with no deaths!
Reload Esports has just completed Sanguine Depths, putting them on the leaderboard as the third team to have all six dungeons finished! Surprisingly enough, they've beaten Ambition to have a time up for the dungeon - even though Ambition was the first team in the tournament to approach this key. However, Ambition's focus is on completing their dungeon run as cleanly as possible, opting to restart their dungeon in favor of a better run in the face of multiple deaths or team wipes - while we saw Reload Esports deciding to complete the key on a run with over 20 deaths!
.A is back into the last boss room at 19:40 on their timer - with Ashen Hallow, Lust, and what appears to be all of their cooldowns up - doing their best to demolish the final boss to improve their previous time!
With less than an hour left in the entire tournament, Evolving has finally
decided to attempt the Sanguine Depths, making their way into the dungeon to begin their team's progression. They could potentially lose their fifth place spot and fall to last place as Practice
? has two hours of practice over them to help them secure a better time.