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Abed stars as Execration stuns Complexity to stay alive in TI6

By Ivan Saldajeno

SEATTLE--Abed Yusop provided a highlight reel-worthy performance that helped Execration remain in contention in The International 6 at the Key Arena on Wednesday (Philippine Time).

Yusop dominated the series-clinching Game 2 as Meepo as the Filipino club delivered the upset ax to host country side Complexity via a 2-0 sweep in their do-or-die match-up in the wildcard phase.

The 15-year-old gamer went 18-0 with the carry hero as Execration lorded over Complexity in the second game, duplicating their stunning Game 1 win.

Despite Linus Blomdin going for the durable Tiny and skipper Kyle Freedman opting for hard carry Ursa in the opener, Complexity was forced to early clashes against Execration with Tim Randrup's Earth Spirit and RR PeƱano's Sand King leading the way.

Execration's early offensive worked as Freedman and Blomdin failed to get their needed vitality and Nando Mendoza, playing Juggernaut, got his core items in time for the endgame for the Game 1 win, setting up Yusop's Meepo show.

Execration takes on Escape, which lost to EHome for the first wildcard berth to the group stages, for the last ride to the next round of the megabucks DOTA 2 tournament.

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