PSG.LGD eliminates beastcoast from The International 2022 (TI11) Main Event in a rollercoaster best-of-three series to survive yet another day.

The first game started with beastcoast simply outsmarting PSG.LGD in a long drawn-out game which lasted for 51 minutes.

The game saw a perfect combination of aggressive manoeuvres and burst damage being dished out by the South American team, punishing the Chinese team’s slow, late-game, oriented draft.

While PSG.LGD did a commendable job prolonging the game to see their cores online, despite beastcoast’s relatively better hero picks.

The second game was the polar opposite of game one with PSG.LGD ramping up their ante. It was a roller-coaster of see-saw skirmishes, visible throughout the game, making for an exciting series.

Neither team was giving the other any room to breathe with constant pick-offs across the map. However, as Zhang “xiao8” Ning said, “Faith_bian’s Axe is a winning trade and they wouldn’t lose.”

Staying true to his coach’s words, Zhang “Faith_bian” Ruida crushed the spirit of beastcoast and led the way to the Chinese team’s victory.

Beastcoast simply had no answer to the insurmountable pressure applied by PSG.LGD and had to go to the decider game of the series.

If the first two games were any indication, then the third game was just the perfect fiesta, in a good way, to end the series.

Opting for a carry Sven on Wang “Ame” Chunyu in a surprise turn of events, PSG.LGD decided to rely on the prolific carry player.

The game was extremely exciting to watch with Adrián “Wisper” Céspedes Dobles off to a great start on the Batrider giving beastcoast the much-needed start.

By 26 minutes, there were two team wipes, with each team wiping off the other at different points in time. Despite the circumstances, the difference between both teams was negligent, as it was an extremely close-knitted affair.

Ultimately, it boiled down to two people: Ame and K1 – the battle between the star players. A mistake or a play on either side would decide the fate of the game, and it was Ame to emerge on top.

PSG.LGD won the gruelling elimination against beastcoast as the latter fell apart in the last few minutes of the game.

PSG.LGD to face Team Aster in China vs China eliminator

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PSG.LGD will now face Team Aster in the great Chinese battle in round 4 of the lower bracket at TI11. It’ll be a battle for survival — LGD to win their maiden TI title, and Aster to cement themselves as the new powerhouse in China.

It will be interesting to witness how things unfold from this point onward.

Stay tuned to Jaxon for regular updates on TI11.

Karan Rathod is a writer for covering anything and everything to do with Dota 2. Few people love Dota as much as Karan, whether it's grinding away in pub games or watching the latest competitive tournament and breaking down the results. In addition to their great love of Dota 2, Karan also enjoys hitting the gym for some exercise and sitting down with a nice book.