Na`Vi ends the Major champion's streak

 

In an epic battle against International OG, Ukraine Natus Vincere has emerged victorious, defeating the Frankfurt Major champions and ending their streak of 9 games. Let's see the recap of those wonderful games.

 

First Game

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Danil «Ukraine Dendi» Ishutin Ivan«Ukraine ArtStyle» Antonov Akbar «Russian Federation SoNNeikO» Butayev Dmitry«Russian Federation Ax.Mo»Morozov Dmitry«Russian Federation Ditya Ra» Minenkov   Amer «Jordan Miracle-» Barqawi Johan «Denmark BigDaddy» Sundstein David «Canada MoonMeander» Tan Andreas «Denmark Cr1t-» Nielsen Tal «Israel Fly» Aizik

 

Game 1 went to the side of OG. Needless to say, the game was packed with action. Before minute 20, the game was strongly in Ukraine Na`Vi's favor. There were a lot of crucial pickups made possible thanks to amazing play from Spirit Breaker Spirit Breaker and Io Io, who were literally all over the map, creating incessant action that was often fatal for OG. Also, there was a Blademail on Clockwerk Clockwerk - an item that has saved him and punished his enemies very hard - Tusk Tusk's death near the bottom Tier 2 tower showed everyone what it does.

 

The long-range initiation into Shadow Fiend Shadow Fiend, followed by Blademail did not give him even the slightest chance to finish casting his Requiem of Souls Requiem of Souls - bashes coming out of Spirit Breaker would interrupt it, essentially leaving OG without a valuable spell. Meanwhile, Ember Spirit Ember Spirit was farming his items, getting his Battlefury on time along with a Blink Dagger and Boots of Travel pickup that ensured his global presence and non-stop farm. He got himself into some tough situations, but thanks to his team and his own skill, was able to escape them, or even better - come out on top.

 

Mid-game, though, was rough for the team. There were, undoubtedly, a lot of important pickups on the side of Ukraine Na`Vi - an initiation into Phantom Lancer  Phantom Lancer or Shadow Fiend would often yield its fruit. However, it was becoming increasingly difficult for our team, as OG was getting some important items on core heroes, such as Manta Style and Skull Basher on Phantom Lancer Phantom Lancer. Ditya Ra made an almost traditional "Na`Vi carry" pickup, going for Divine Rapier. That item, along with Battlefury and 2 Daedaluses, has ensured steady damage output from Ember Spirit that could slice off almost 70% off of not-so-beefy heroes, like Tusk; Queen of Pain Queen of Pain purchased Scythe of Vyse and Refresher Orb for an even stronger nuke and disable potential. Unfortunately, in a tough high ground break fight, the Rapier was lost, so the game started going opposite way. Ukraine Na`Vi started to lose their barracks and towers. The our last defence was a close one, very close to a comback, because Rapier was lost, but immediately picked up by Centaur Warrunner Centaur Warrunner. And so, our team called GG on the first game. Still, let us not forget that early and mid game demonstrated that we are a fearsome force - one to be reckoned with.
 
 

Second Game

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Danil «Ukraine Dendi» Ishutin Ivan«Ukraine ArtStyle» Antonov Akbar «Russian Federation SoNNeikO» Butayev Dmitry«Russian Federation Ax.Mo»Morozov Dmitry«Russian Federation Ditya Ra» Minenkov   Amer «Jordan Miracle-» Barqawi Johan «Denmark BigDaddy» Sundstein David «Canada MoonMeander» Tan Andreas «Denmark Cr1t-» Nielsen Tal «Israel Fly» Aizik
 
The second game was a delightful surprise, especially for Ukraine Na`Vi fans. Early game was a very rough start - we were pressured heavily on all lanes, especially mid. First blood went OG's way as well. Despite not always having the desired rotations, Ukraine Na`Vi were letting their heroes get some farm - like Ursa Ursa. The hero was doing well in early game, getting his items, as were all other heroes. Later on, our team started roaming on map, again finding pickoffs, the same factor that helped us in game 1. One by one, OG heroes were caught and killed; Ukraine Na`Vi were gaining space and strength. Steady item progression from us, along with stagnation from OG, was a key turnaround.
 
A fight near Roshan was a total disaster for OG, as they got wiped out by our team. Key timed items were crucial for some heroes - Monkey King Bar for Ursa, along with his Abyssal Blade, ensured that no one, especially Windranger Windranger, was getting anywhere - no artifacts, no farm. Thus, Ukraine Na`Vi started getting ahead of their opponent. From there, they snowballed, gaining a large advantage over their opponent. The advantage OG had early game melted, as we gathered our strength for a final fight that drew GG from our opponent. We learned from the previous game and used the knowledge to defeat OG in this spectacular match. What a game from Born to Win! 
 
 

Third Game
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Danil «Ukraine Dendi» Ishutin Ivan«Ukraine ArtStyle» Antonov Akbar «Russian Federation SoNNeikO» Butayev Dmitry«Russian Federation Ax.Mo»Morozov Dmitry«Russian Federation Ditya Ra» Minenkov   Amer «Jordan Miracle-» Barqawi Johan «Denmark BigDaddy» Sundstein David «Canada MoonMeander» Tan Andreas «Denmark Cr1t-» Nielsen Tal «Israel Fly» Aizik
 
Game 3, like game 2, was total eye candy. Early game for Ukraine Na`Vi was somewhat rough on all lanes, not really finding levels or creeps. OG felt pretty comfortable on all lanes, sometimes finding pickoffs on our team, although we were finding some pickoffs as well. Ones that are really noteworthy are the one on Clockwerk(top) and ViperViper(mid) - those 2 heroes presented a real nuisance to us, and it was crucial to remove them for a bit, giving space to farm. Then all the dust settled down a bit as teams continued to farm, along with a few teamsfights that went back and forth. The fight at Roshan was a tight one - despite not having either killed Roshan or snatching Aegis, UkraineNa`Vi made OG step back a bit, and earned themselves some EXP and gold to get some much-needed items. A notable moment was a cliff Skewer Skewer from Dendi that virtually disabled 2 heroes of OG, turning the fight heavily the way of Ukraine Na`Vi. Ditya Ra purchased Battlefury and a much-needed Daedalus, giving him some real damage. As the game progressed, Ukraine Na`Vi started to find some kills and pickoffs. The real crucial moment came when OG  tried to defend their high ground, but were utterly unsuccessful. Despite destroying the tower, OG paid dearly for it, losing some heroes in the process, which has also benefitted us a lot. 
 
 
At that point already, Ditya Ra had Sacred Relic on him, hinting at possibility of Rapier and indeed, one was purchased (a good ol' tradition of Ukraine Na`Vi). OG's GyrocopterGyrocopter purchased Silver Edge to try to keep Tiny Tiny at bay, and became a serious nuisance for us, but not serious enough to stop us. Then, a fight happened bottom lane that indicated the beginning of our domination. What seemed to be OG's game became an even one, and later on Ukraine Na`Vi 's. When OG decided to go for a second Roshan, we tried to contest it. and were successful in doing so thanks to Ember Spirit, who Fire Remnant Fire Remnanted inside Roshan's pit and delivered a killing blow. Reverse Polarity Reverse Polarity by Dendi disabled almost everyone inside the pit and the Aegis went Ukraine Na`Vi's way as well. This seriously weakened our opponent's position on the map, as they could not go for a GG push anymore. Meanwhile, Ditya Ra was continuing to deliver those crit Rapier blows, obliterating weaker heroes, along with Ancient Apparition Ancient Apparition's ultimate that made Dazzle Dazzle very weak - an Ice Blast Ice Blast snipe that killed Dazzle at his own base was a proof of that.
 
This all, though, is bleak compared to what happened near Roshan the final time. Before the fight, Dendi picked up a Refresher Orb - the item that decided the fate of OG; and Ditya Ra - his second Divine Rapier, giving him immense damage. Nothing hinted at such a disaster for OG at the start of the fight, but then a double Reverse Polarity Reverse Polarity from Magnus Magnus and Sleight of Fist from Ember Spirit onto all heroes of OG spelled their swift death - an ultra kill for Ditya Ra. Clockwerk was the only one spared. Having no means of defending their base, OG was forced to write GG, making Ukraine Na`Vi  the winner of this match!
 
 
As ArtStyle said in his recent interview, "We will try to outplay OG", and that was exactly what Ukraine Na`Vi  did. They showed- no matter how hard the start is, they can, and they will, come back. Congratulations to our team for this hard-earned victory over OG. GG WP! Na`Vi is BACK!
AuthorPemberton Date 1 December 2015, 19:42 Views9706 Comments0
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