Autumn Brawl: the first victory

Dota 2 / News / 5 October 2018 — 21:00

NAVI takes the first series!

The first game of NAVI.GG.BET at Autumn Brawl was against ru Nemiga. The Bo1 ended with the victory of The Born to Win 28 minutes in.

Natus Vincere [1:0] Nemiga Gaming

Picks and bans

  • Crystallize
  • Blizzy
  • Ark.
  • SoNNeikO
  • Chuvash

Nemiga Gaming
  • Astral
  • Kodos-
  • Fishman
  • Zitraks
  • TheChosenOne

The game against ru Nemiga started off quite well for ua NAVI. We had good heroes in all our lanes - even if ru Nemiga were able to get some pickoffs around the map, we were able to respond with a lot more. Midlane Magnus was doing reasonably well against Broodmother too, getting all the nexessary items very fast, as he already had PT and Echo Sabre around 10 minutes.

ua NAVI took Roshan 11-12 minutes in, and secured a decent advantage. We took down the top T2 and tried to take the high ground, but the fight that broke out got dragged out, and we lost a couple of heroes. A series of fights tipped the scales in favor of ru Nemiga, as Broodmother was becoming a huge threat. 23 minutes in, the Roshan fight was lost by ua NAVI, and the Dire tried to go for the second Aegis, but as the heroes were still not very high, ua NAVI were able to get back on time and contest it successfully - 5 heroes dead.

After that, ua NAVI decided to go for the high ground, with the power of Drow Ranger. T3 on top lane fell right away - even if ua Crystallize got picked off, we still got a good tradeoff. ua NAVI regrouped and continued to pressure ru Nemiga around the map. Finally, with all the important ultimates and items available, and with a numbers' advantage, we sieged the high ground yet again. ru Nemiga lost the core heroes without the possibility of buyback, and GG-ed out, as we secure the victory in this Bo1.