After defeating mYinsanity, MVP Black faced their Korean rivals Tempest and lost to them in a very close best-of-five.
Tempest: The last day of the Summer Global Championship started with mYinsanity facing the world champions MVP Black. The Koreans really did dominate their opponent, but the Europeans were still able to take one game against MVP Black. Showing one of the two next things: MVP Black are really not performing at their best, or mYinsanity was really ready to take on the international scene. The Sky Temple and Battlefields of Eternity games were easily won by them, but the two other maps were way closer. They even let mYinsanity win the Infernal Shrines map, a thing they would never have done in the Spring Global Championship.
The other semi-finalists were eStar Gaming as well as Tempest. Both of these teams being strong enough to win the entire tournament. It was Tempest, however, who played the best HotS and it took them four maps to make it to the Grand final. The match gave us some very good team fights, as well as turnarounds, but it was a lot less close than we could have thought. Tempest didn’t show too much stress, even knowing their next opponents were going to be the champions.
This Grand final was not only surprising, but it was also so thrilling and entertaining. It gave us some very close games, only two out of the five games took less than 20 minutes and two games finished with the same level on both teams. These statistics show the strength of Korean HotS as they were able to defeat every other team without huge difficulty, but when they face each other, it still creates awesome games on both sides. MVP Black took two out of the first three maps, but once Tempest figured them out, there was no stopping them. The fourth map, Dragon Shire, was so close and it took 25 minutes for Tempest to win, but the last map was their most dominating performance of the series.