MDL Macau: the first win!

Dota 2 / News / 8 December 2017 — 03:00

A battle that we turned around

The first series of uaNatus Vincere G2A at MDL Macau was against cnLGD Gaming, and the Bo1 saw uaNatus Vincere G2A emerge victorious, getting their first points of the event.

game 1 - natus vincere g2a [1:0] LGD gaming

Picks and Bans

Natus Vincere G2A
  • RodjER
  • SoNNeikO
  • Crystallize
  • GeneRaL
  • Dendi

LGD Gaming
  • Yao
  • fy
  • Victoria
  • Ame
  • Somnus丶M

The game started off with the action almost after the horn, as both teams kept trying to get an edge over each other. Kills were coming in for uaNAVI and cnLGD alike, but the advantage shifted towards the Dire side, as we seemed to find worse ends of the trades more often than the good ones. By 10 minutes we were playing against roughly 7k lead of the opponent. The objectives were also taken by both teams all over the map, and the ganks continued.

Several fights happened, and the lead of the opponent increased even more, with Gyrocopter playing a big role in that. He was able to flash-farm quite successfully but certainly, our core heroes tried to keep up with their timings and get the items they needed. The game was still tough, so we decided to try and go for the Roshan, to get some security heading into the Dire territory, with the Aegis going to uaDendi. A good fight a couple of minutes later allowed uaNAVI to take both towers in the middle lane.

Skirmishes got more rare, as instead more teamfights took place. An unsuccessful fight in the middle lane allowed cnLGD to take our mid T3 and melee barracks. With that in their pockets, the Dire went for the Rosha and claimed it successfully. However, a series of fights saw enemy heroes die several times in a row, as uaNAVI managed to almost catch up to cnLGD. Eventually, as we came to breach high ground, we were able to do so and kill most enemy heroes - without the way to defend, cnLGD called GG, as uaNAVI turn the game around!