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Team Story is a Chinese team league, which I am part of the casting crew for on Twitch. Teams get two points for the best of eleven conquest main portion of the match. They get one point for a best of five conquest portion, that uses the three classes not used in the main match. Going into the final week of the league, five teams were still in contention for the playoffs and four of them could still earn a first round bye.


Week 14 decided the playoff places. Due to the stepladder nature of the playoffs, each place in the table is crucial, which meant that three of the four matches this week were still very relevant.
 
EDward Gaming have been resurgent since signing NoTomorrow on the back of his World Championship top sixteen finish. This week they needed to beat Vici Gaming to lock in a playoff place. Despite a mini comeback by Vici from 4-1 to 5-4 in the main match, EDward took all three points to qualify, although they had to wait and see whether they finished in second or in third place.
 
In the least relevant match this week, runaway leaders Team Celestial further stamped their dominance on the league by winning 3-0 against Vici Gaming. Team Celestial had already earned their bye to the final, but added another $1850 to their earnings so far with this result.
 
The biggest match of the week was between Yolo Miracle and World Elite. A 3-0 win for either team would see them finish in second place, while a loss would put them in danger of missing the playoffs if TongFu won their final match. Yolo took down both sections of the match to grab that 3-0 win and finish the season in second place and they will get a first round bye in the playoffs.
 
In the final match, TongFu played Newbee and TongFu needed to win the main portion to take a playoff spot, and eliminate World Elite from the competition. They managed this to complete an incredible comeback. Two weeks ago they were 5-3 down in the main part of their match against EDward. They went on to win that, and then won 3-0 in back to back weeks to sneak into the playoffs in fourth place.
 
 

Week 14 results

 
EDward Gaming 3-0 Vici Gaming
Team Celestial 3-0 Invictus Gaming
Yolo Miracle 3-0 World Elite
TongFu 3-0 Newbee

 
 
Position Team Match Record Game Record Points
1 Team Celestial 11-3 113-81 32
2 Yolo Miracle 8-6 92-92 24
3 EDward Gaming 8-6 100-90 23
4 TongFu 8-6 95-93 22
5 World Elite 7-7 95-105 21
6 Vici Gaming 5-9 86-101 16
7 Invictus Gaming 5-9 96-107 15
8 Newbee 4-10 94-102 15

 

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The first two playoff matches will take place on January 9th, with the Grand Final being played the next day. The format will switch to last hero standing, with three players using two classes and one player using the other three.

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