The Bucharest Major: the first loss

Dota 2 / News / 4 March 2018 — 16:08

An intense, back-and-forth battle.

The first series of ua NAVI.GG.BET was against eu OG and the Bo1 went the way of the European team.

Game 1 - Natus Vincere [0:1] OG

Picks and bans

  • Crystallize
  • LeBron
  • GeneRaL
  • Lil
  • Dendi

  • JerAx
  • N0tail
  • Fly
  • Resolut1on
  • s4

The first game was off to a quite equal start, as both teams traded kills and supports tried to create more space around the map. Towards the end of the laning stage, though, we have dropped some heroes over some fights, and eu OG took a small advantage.

As the game went on, the cores of both teams were farming up, getting some necessary items. Even though ua Crystallize was not quite on par with ua Resolut1on, but we were still trying to get as much done on the map as possible, trying to catch an enemy hero on a small mistake. ua NAVI were able to find those opportunities every once in a while, but sometimes they were quite costly for us. As a result, eu OG solidified their lead 

30 minutes in a fight broke out near mid lane, and the control on the side of ua NAVI allowed us to finish off 4 heroes of the opponent, getting us somewhat back into the game. Just 4 minutes after that, we have achieved yet another milestone, killing the first Roshan in a couple of months. With the Aegis in hand and 3-4 heroes dead, we engaged in the midlane, taking it down completely. eu OG struck back, though, as they took down a couple of building on our highground and disengaged.

Both teams went to regain their ultimates and get some items for what seemed to be a grand clash coming up. ua NAVI spent all the money, not setting anything aside in an attempt to turn the tables in the game. eu OG initiated, and the fight was decided in seconds, as our heroes were dropping dead, without an opportunity to return. This series goes to eu OG.