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Team Faceless faces down WarriorsGaming.Unity

Dota 2 fans celebrate as their favorite team scores on Saturday at the 2016 Manila Major at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines. Linus Escandor II for ESPN

In the first grand finals for foreign regions, Team Faceless has secured the Southeast Asia qualifier spot in the 2017 Dota 2 Asia Championships. Taking first place over WarriorsGaming.Unity, Faceless will travel to Shanghai in April to compete for a piece of the US$500,000 prize pool.

Faceless and Unity clashing over and over was the narrative of the Southeast Asia qualifier, with a series in Faceless' favor in the group stage and Unity taking a 2-1 set in the winner's finals. In Game 1 of the grand finals, Faceless looked to seize an early advantage with, conveniently enough, a Faceless Void pick for hard carry Dominik "Black^" Reitmeier. The stars were support Wong "NutZ" Jeng Yih and mid laner Anucha "Jabz" Jirawong, who both took part in 20 of the team's 24 total kills. In a 29-minute rout of Unity, Faceless shook off the devil on its shoulder and grabbed the initial advantage in the best-of-three series.

If Game 1 was a rout, Game 2 was a crushing defeat for WarriorsGaming.Unity. A team that had once beaten The International 6 champions Wings Gaming at the Boston Major, Unity was once again endlessly toyed with by Wong's Disruptor. Not a single Faceless member died until the game's closing moments, where a second teamfight left Unity broken and without an avenue for a comeback. At just 16 minutes in, Unity called "GG" and ceded the series to Faceless, ending the series 2-0.

Team Faceless is one of the eight qualifying teams in DAC 2017, joining the four Chinese qualifying teams of Invictus Gaming, Team VG.J, LGD.Forever Young and IG Vitality as well as the winners of the Americas, Europe and CIS qualifiers. The 12 total teams competing will travel to Shanghai to compete when the main event kicks off on April 1.