The roster was born under the Chicken Fighters tag, but only the mid-laner Supream^ and the offlaner Xibbe remained from that roster. The guys started the season from the second division, where they quickly overcame their counterparts, losing only a meeting with Nigma Galaxy. In May, carry Otaker, four pos Ari, and five pos Kidaro joined. In the same month, they are signed by Into The Bridge. The team later announced their MiLAN coach and Leamare analyst. It is noteworthy that all the players are pretty young and have super high ranks in matchmaking, including even supports.
Into The Breach started in the upper bracket. Their first opponent was Team Secret. At first, everyone expected an easy 2:0 from Puppey, but ITB managed to take one map. The match was tough for Kidaro and the company because they looked much weaker than Team Secret. As for the ITB's drafts, I would like to note their innovation because they only took Crystal Maiden and Tiny as opening picks.
Further, Into The Breach fall into the lower bracket, where they meet with Water Rune Enjoyers. Surprisingly for the audience, the meeting was very difficult for both teams. The first map was won with Morphling by Otaker (70 minutes long). Then ITB lost the second map. And just like that, on the decisive third map, Into The Breach cold-bloodedly finished the game in 37 minutes by picking an atypical four of Riki for Ari.
The next opponent in Lowe Bracket Round 2 is Team Bald Reborn. Team Bald Reborn is a team of streamers. It was the most accessible series for Into The Breach as they continued to pick their draft, and both maps were under 30 minutes prolonged—complete collapse of the streamer team at all game stages.
The number of qualifying teams has decreased, leaving only strong teams that fight in the first division. Their new enemy is the goon squad. On the first map, there was a total out draft from the Into The Breach team, and they successfully defeated her. On the second map, the situation was reversed; now the s4 team has strong draft transubstantiation. The fate of the meeting was decided on the third map. The Kidaro team lost a lot initially, which caused the goon squad to gain the upper hand gradually. The limiting fact was the carry Pudge, which made it possible to create profitable exchanges. At a critical moment, ITB miraculously won the decisive fight and won back more than 22k gold, which helped them win the series.
The first map for ITB, MiLAN heavily out drafted. Again on the second map, ITB makes a critical mistake with Lycan's last pick, Puppey closes them with Naga Siren and compares the meeting. The third map was postponed to the next day due to problems with the servers, which was a minus for ITB because Team Secret was tired after previous matches, and ITB was in good shape. The last meeting was decisive because now they have another session with Puppey, whom they lost earlier. Thus, the map lasted 70 minutes, and Team Secret won.
ITB players have been drafting their signature heroes and picking up relevant builds in every game. No one expected high results from these guys. They showed a good level of play and will play at the next TI, we keep our fingers crossed for them! Summarizing their performance in these qualifiers, I would like to note their high in-game communication and excellent understanding of the meta.