The Champion vs Champion 'Battle of the Atlantic' showmatch put on at Super Mega Evil Corp's HQ (or Lair, as they like to call it) saw the Winter champions of both the NA and EU square off in a grueling best of seven series. As both teams sat down, regional tension filled the air as Team Solomid represented North America and Team Secret represented the Away team of EU. The winner would take home regional pride, as well as some nice prizes for players in their region - so the pressure was on.
Team SoloMid got off to an early lead, but Secret quickly fired back in game two with this excellent play from Ricardo 'Kvalafar' Gonçalves that led to EU tying up the series:
TSM would quickly answer back with a victory in game three, led by this incredible Kraken steal from Michael 'FlashX' Valore:
Team Secret were able to tie the series up 2-2. Secret looked to have the momentum, as their Ringo pick destroyed TSM in the early game. However, thanks to a mistake in builds from Team Secret, TSM was able to pull back and take the victory - TSM built heavy Attack Damage, but Team Secret built virtually no armor. This left the attacks from TSM able to melt through Secret.
With their backs against the wall, Team Secret couldn't stand the overwhelming pressure that TSM displayed, as they were knocked around repeatedly in the jungle. This match was a little slower, as all the turrets were still standing by the 15 minute mark. After one catastrophic Kraken fight saw Secret wiped, it was all Team SoloMid needed to push into their base and win the match:
Team SoloMid's victory unlocked a box of goodies for NA as they lifted the Gruul's Sword victoriously.
The next test for both of these teams will be at the Spring Championship for NA June 3rd and in the EU on June 10.