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DreamLeague Season 11 Closed Qualifiers: The final victory!

Dota 2 / News / 3 February 2019 — 18:40

2:0 victory in the decisive game

ua NAVI.GG.BET fought with ru Gambit Esports at the DreamLeague Season 11 Closed Qualifiers in a Bo3 series. The intense match ended with a 2:0 victory for ua NAVI!

Game 1 - Natus Vincere [1:0] Gambit Esports

Picks and bans
Teams
Picks
Bans

NAVI.GG.BET
  • Crystallize
  • MagicaL
  • Blizzy
  • Chuvash
  • SoNNeikO

Gambit Esports
  • Daxak
  • Afoninje
  • AfterLife
  • Immersion
  • fng

The first started off with almost no action — teams traded blows, but didn't score any kills until roughly 3 minutes. From that point onwards, both teams went for the offensive moves — ua NAVI maintained the advantage, both in terms of kills and net worth, with kg Blizzy leading the chart. Luna fell back and started farming quite a lot, showing up to fights every once in a while — this secured ua Crystallize top-2 net worth.

By 20 minutes, ua NAVI held on to the advantage, but the game was still just as slowю With a little more items on Luna, though, ua NAVI felt more confident, and ru Gambit were just as ready. Yet it appeared we were stronger than the opponent, and cruised through the fights, taking the heroes and the towers. As the clock hit 30 minutes, we were already knocking down the top lane. From that point onwards, the game was just beyond the point of coming back — we stayed on the enemy side of the map, getting the kills and objectives. Finally, the last fight saw ru Gambit wiped out, as we move to the second game.

Game 2 - Natus Vincere [2:0] Gambit Esports

Picks and bans
Teams
Picks
Bans

NAVI.GG.BET
  • Crystallize
  • MagicaL
  • Blizzy
  • Chuvash
  • SoNNeikO

Gambit Esports
  • Daxak
  • Afoninje
  • AfterLife
  • Immersion
  • fng

The second game was a lot more active as the start, but there weren't many kills traded. Both teams' supports were roaming around the map, creating space for the cores. ua Crystallize had a very good farm, 1k gold ahead of the nearest pursuer, but the other ua NAVI heroes weren't doing as well, unfortunately. Still, slowly but surely, we were catching up, as kg Blizzy got some space to get gold and XP. The teams were very reluctant to engage each other, only having some minor pickoffs.

Lifestealer got the Radiance before the 16th minute, and that helped him get more money; ru Gambit, though, had a very good teamfight in their jungle, taking down 3 heroes of ours and getting 4k gold lead. For a while, teams stayed mostly on their halves of the map, not pushing or taking the objectives. This lasted for a while, until a very important fight happened — ua NAVI picked up a quick kill on QoP, and went for the Roshan, but ru Gambit engaged and distracted us. It seemed like ru Gambit were winning the fight and taking the Roshan, but we still went back in, and this time, the Radiant lost a lot of heroes for nothing — we take down the Roshan and claim the Aegis, following it up with a mid T3.

ua NAVI were sitting on 9k gold advantage pretty soon. From there onwards, there was next to no intrigue regarding the outcome of the game. The teams kept fighting, and ua NAVI were getting the better ends of the trades. Ultimately, the game ended with the victory of ua NAVI, as we secure a slot at the Major!