ESL One Genting: the first victory

Dota 2 / News / 23 January 2018 — 11:00

A first victory!

The first game of uaNAVI.GG.BET at ESL One Genting 2018 was against the North American team us Evil Geniuses. The Bo1 saw us emerge victorious, as we move forth in the upper bracket of group B.

Picks and Bans

Evil Geniuses
  • Cr1t-
  • Fear
  • MiSeRy
  • SumaiL
  • Arteezy

  • GeneRaL
  • SoNNeikO
  • RodjER
  • Dendi
  • Crystallize

Game 1 - Natus Vincere [1:0] Evil Geniuses

The early game was filled with action, as both teams tried to create space for their core heroes n the map. The first blood was spilled by the Radiant, and they got 2 more kills later on. Despite that, we were still doing quite well, with the farm and occasional kills coming our way. With the early game being relatively even, uaNAVI tried to punish the core Juggernaut and did so successfully, disrupting his farm and killing him.

The next few minutes saw some fights happen, and it was quite difficult to pinpoint who was the winner. Some fights were going our way, if usEvil Geniuses were overextending, while in other cases, the opponents managed to get the better ends of the trade, like a hero for a tower. The map situation stabilized overall, with occasional ganks into the enemy jungle by both teams. 

Fairly soon, usEvil Geniuses decided to kill the first Roshan of the game to secure themselves an advantage, yet uaNAVI were ready - uaRodjER baited several enemies towards him, and uaCrystallize was right on time to land a 4-man Chronosphere - the only survivor of the enemy team was Warlock, because he was far from the team, but it did not take long for him to die as well. That gave us a lot of momentum, and we went for several towers of the opponent.

Despite the economic disadvantage, usEvil Geniuses did not abandon the attempts to take down some towers of ours, which ultimately spelt their doom. A couple of fights allowed us to take down barracks, and a final fight in the enemy base sealed the deal, as uaNAVI take their first game at ESL One Genting!