ru en

DreamLeague Season 11: defeat at the start

14 Mar 2019 30
Share:
The first tough series

ua NAVI.GG.BET started their run at DreamLeague Season 11 with a game against us Evil Geniuses. The series went all the way to game 3, and ua NAVI didn't manage to close out the decider, as the series goes to us EG 1:2.

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

Picks and bans
Teams
Picks
Bans

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

Evil Geniuses
  • Arteezy
  • SumaiL
  • s4
  • Cr1t-
  • Fly

The first game started off rather evenly — both teams were farming and sometimes harassing each other, trading towers as well by 10 minutes. 14 minutes in, NAVI went for the first Roshan of the game, with the Aegis for Crystallize. After that, the game somewhat stabilized. By 25 minutes, NAVI had a rather unfortunate fight, as us EG took down 4 heroes and claimed the second Roshan. We forced Mirana to use that Aegis very soon but paid for it dearly. Another fight spelled disaster for the Radiant, though — losing 4 again, NAVI had to concede the mid lane completely.

us EG have seized the map control and the lead, while NAVI weren't able to do much for a while. Meanwhile, Troll went for the split push, successfully taking down T3 in the top lane. The third Aegis was taken by Ursa. After that, all it took were a few pickoffs for us EG, which gave them the mega creeps and the game. us EG take the lead in the series.

Game 2 — Natus Vincere [1:1] Evil Geniuses

Picks and bans
Teams
Picks
Bans

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

Evil Geniuses
  • Arteezy
  • SumaiL
  • s4
  • Cr1t-
  • Fly

The second game started a lot more active than the first — kills were traded just 2 minutes in, and it was bloodshed from that point onwards. Unfortunately, those kills were favoring us EG most of the time. The opponent established the map advantage rather confidently, killing NVAI heroes on the entire map, and denying some of the vision.

However, as NAVI started getting the items online, us EG felt less secure. We were finding some pickoffs, and Medusa started coming online. Ultimately, we were strong enough to go for the Roshan of our own — Aegis for Medusa. With that secured, NAVI went for the enemy high ground. A series of kills allowed us to demolish the entire bottom lane, and a little later, NAVI took down mid T3, though we overstayed our welcome, losing 4 heroes. That didn't set us too far behind, though. As Roshan was close to spawning, both teams gathered around the pit — we went in, and managed to turn the fight around — diebacks on the side of us EG secure us the game, as we move to the decider.

Game 3 — Natus Vincere [1:1] Evil Geniuses

Picks and bans
Teams
Picks
Bans

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

Evil Geniuses
  • Arteezy
  • SumaiL
  • s4
  • Cr1t-
  • Fly

The third game was quite active as well — both teams had quite greedy cores, and both tried to disrupt their opponents as much as possible. Our Alchemist was doing decently, but not gaining a massive advantage. us EG seized the advantage and map control again. 19 minutes in us EG went for the first Roshan of the game — NAVI went for a gank, but it wasn't successful, as it ended in a 1v3 trade. After the kill on Alchemist, us EG went for the high ground push — NAVI lost the mid T3.

NAVI really couldn't afford a single mistake, as we were already in a tough position. The fight near our top T3 saw 4 heroes dead, and we dropped the game, as we couldn't fight. The series ends 1:2.

The participants

Comments
To add a comment, you need to login.
NaVi uses cookies and similar technologies. See our Privacy Police (http://navi.gg/en/static/privacy-policy/) for more information or for opting-out. By continuing browsing this website you give us consent to use cookies and similar technologies.
Accept