DreamLeague Season 10: defeat versus compLexity

30 Oct 2018 67
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Natus Vincere to fight in the decider match

ua NAVI.GG.BET fought with us compLexity Gaming in a Bo3 series at DreamLeague Season 10 for the exit into the playoffs upper bracket. The tough series ended with a 0:2 defeat for ua NAVI, as we go to the decider match.

Game 1 - Natus Vincere [0:1] compLexity Gaming

Picks and bans
Teams
Picks
Bans

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

compLexity Gaming
  • Skem
  • Limmp
  • Sneyking
  • EternaLEnVy
  • Zfreek

The first game started off rather well for ua NAVI. A lot of early aggression allowed us to establish some dominance on the map. In particular, TA was doing quite well in the lane, resorting to occasional jungling. By 10 minutes we were 6 kills up, with TA and Clinkz. At 14 minutes ua NAVI decided to fortify the snowball with an Aegis of Immortal for ua MagicaL. As the game went on, our core heroes got a couple of Blink Daggers and looked to pick up some fight, which didn't quite work out.

Solo pickoffs were going well for ua NAVI, but the big teamfights were troublesome. Nonetheless, by 20 minutes we were 7k gold ahead, and the map was ours to farm and gank. As Gyrocopter got picked off, ua NAVI went for Roshan, and claimed another one successfully. Unfortunately, this didn't really help our cause, as us compLexity were able to defend their high ground consistently. A few unfortunate teamfights brought our advantage almost to the minimum.

A particularly bad teamfight in the Dire jungle resulted in 4 heroes dead on the side of ua NAVI. That encouraged the opponent to take their own Roshan. Another bad fight allowed us compLexity to storm down mid and take our mid T3 and the barracks - even though our TA took the T3 in the bottom lane, it didn't help our cause much. Eventually, all we had left was a barrack in the top and the bottom lane. From there on, the game went downhill for us, as us compLexity had a superior teamfight. Slowly but surely, ua NAVI were losing the control over the map, until finally, a fight near the top Shrine saw 3 heroes of ours dead, 2 without buyback. Despite still having the Aegis and the Divine Rapier on Clinkz, we chose to concede the first game.

Game 2 - Natus Vincere [0:2] compLexity Gaming

Picks and bans
Teams
Picks
Bans

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

compLexity Gaming
  • Skem
  • Limmp
  • Sneyking
  • EternaLEnVy
  • Zfreek

The first three Bounty runes went the way of ua NAVI. The game was rather stable at the start - no rotations, as the teams were farming. The peace was short-lived, though, as the opponents went on the offensive, taking a couple of kills. ua NAVI cores weren't really able to do the same just yet, but as Lina hit here level 6, she rotated towards the top lane, killing 2. By 10 minutes, net worth lead was slightly us compLexity-favored, but our position on the map was still rather strong. Templar Assassin wasn't really able to join the fights, which allowed us to be a bit more aggressive.

ua NAVI were getting more pickoffs around the map, with a lot of offensive items - Eul's Scepter on Lina, Dagon on Pugna. This allowed ua NAVI to establish more map control, with us compLexity still not getting much done. Both Bloodseeker and Templar Assassin chose to go for the BKBs, and right after tried to force a fight by taking Roshan. We didn't take that bait, though, choosing to split push. Both teams were holding on to minimal advantage, with top heroes very close to each other.

For a while, the game settled down, with very little action happening. Some teamfights happened, though, and we forced some buybacks. Teams kept poking and prodding, as neither wanted to go for the Roshpit. However, 37 minutes in ua NAVI went for the offensive smoke, but the fight didn't work out well - Templar Assassin used her buyback and returned back, as we lost 4 heroes.

This time around, we had to use a couple of buybacks to defend, yet in an unfortunate turn of events, ua Crystallize died after the buyback, which enabled us compLexity to push high ground aggressively, taking the entire bottom lane. The decisive fight happened a couple minutes later in the Dire jungle near the Secret Shop - ua NAVI lost 4 without buybacks, as the game goes to the opponent.

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