SL I-League: The end of the Journey

 
Ukraine Natus Vincere has faced International Team Secret for a spot in the finals of the "Last Chance" bracket of the SL i-League Qualifiers. Let’s take a look at our team’s performance.

Game One — [1:0]

Ukraine Natus Vincere

 

Score

[34:11]

Russian Federation Virtus.pro

Ukraine Dendi Ukraine ArtStyle Russian Federation SoNNeikO Russian Federation Ax.Mo Russian Federation Ditya Ra

Game Time

37:01

Estonia Puppey Canada EternaLEnVy Sweden pieliedie Denmark MiSeRy Romania w33
14/0/12 0/2/12 2/5/19 11/3/16 7/2/15 K/D/A 2/4/7 3/9/6 1/6/4 6/3/20 2/9/5
 
The early part of the match saw Team Secret aggressively lane their carry Wraith King Wraith King, who, helped out by Ancient Apparition Ancient Apparition and occasionally by Bane Bane, secured a relatively free lane. Due to this situation Russian Federation Dmitry "Ditya Ra" Minenkov, on his Ember Spirit Ember Spirit, had difficulties during the first stages of the game, giving up first blood to the previously mentioned trio. Russian Federation Dmitry "Ax.M" Morozov benefitted the most from the lanes, entering into the mid game with a solid exp and net worth. UkraineDanil "Dendi" Ishutin’s Queen of Pain successfully shut down Alchemist Alchemist, who was never able to snowball or exploit his farming potential. The fight at 18 minutes was the first major win for our players, trading one hero of our team for 4 Secret’s members. During the mid-game, Ditya Ra recovered from the early setback, rapidly becoming the second best hero in terms of net worth, not much behind Dendi. At 26 minutes, Team Secret again lost four players for the price of one, as Na`Vi caught them trying to snipe a Roshan. Different, but convincing teamfights occurred for our team and at 35 minutes they broke the Dire base forcing the “GG” call not much after. A special mention goes to Russian FederationAkbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev who bought a rare Black King Bar on his support Night Stalker Night Stalker, wreaking havoc among the Team Secret players.
 
 

Game Two — [1:1]

Ukraine Natus Vincere

 

Score

[21:30]

Russian Federation Virtus.pro

Ukraine Dendi Ukraine ArtStyle Russian Federation SoNNeikO Russian Federation Ax.Mo Russian Federation Ditya Ra

Game Time

56:12

Estonia Puppey Canada EternaLEnVy Sweden pieliedie Denmark MiSeRy Romania w33
4/2/3 0/9/9 4/8/12 6/8/5 7/4/7 K/D/A 1/7/9 9/2/16 1/2/8 8/5/8 11/6/9
 
During the initial phases of the game, the teams faced each other different times during skirmishes and pickoffs, without a real winner. However, Ukraine Natus Vincere got a slight lead in terms of net worth on Dendi and Ditya Ra. At 30 minutes, our team tried to change the tide of the game with a Roshan, only to be forced to get back and protect the base from Windranger Windranger’s attempt to steal our top tier 3 tower. Shortly after a teamfight erupted outside our base resulting in a 3-2 score in favor of Secret. Fights kept happening throughout the whole game and finally Na`Vi got a lead, obtaining 3 kills and clearing an uncontested Roshan. With the Aegis on our side we pushed their top lane, destroy top tower and tried for the high ground, but the enemies firmly defended their position,forcing our retreat. At 40 minutes Dendi was the hero with the highest net worth and the Monkey King Bar made him able to oppose Windranger. Our team kept picking off enemies and moved aggressively in the opponent’s side of the map, trying to obtain further kills - unfortunately, Secret was waiting in our jungle and secured 3 kills and the Aegis. Starting from this moment, it became a game of split push conducted by Windranger. Different times we were able to fight and kill them, but in the end the barracks started to fall and after a final teamfight Team Secret conquered the victory in the second match.
 
 

Game Three — [1:2]

Ukraine Natus Vincere

Score

[8:32]

Russian Federation Virtus.pro

Ukraine Dendi Ukraine ArtStyle Russian Federation SoNNeikO Russian Federation Ax.Mo Russian Federation Ditya Ra

Game Time

30:29

Estonia Puppey Canada EternaLEnVy Sweden pieliedie Denmark MiSeRy Romania w33
2/3/4 0/10/5 2/6/5 1/8/4 3/5/3 K/D/A 4/2/18 10/1/16 4/3/12 5/1/14 9/1/9
 
Canada Jacky "EternaLEnVy" Mao, assisted by Bane Bane, took control of the offlane, obtaining 2 kills. Meanwhile, Dendi ruled the mid lane, having a very favourable matchup against Windranger Windranger - naturally, Secret tried to overwhelm him with different gank attempt. However, they failed thanks to the effort of Ukraine Ivan "ArtStyle" Antonov, who is always ready to lend a hand to his teammate. Both teams were really aggressive, especially our Spirit Breaker Spirit Breaker, but in the end, no one was able to obtain a substantial advantage over the others. The first teamfight erupted at 11 minutes and Ember Spirit Ember Spirit gained a good number of kills, which kept increasing in the following fights. Secret secured themselves a free Roshan and kept pushing but finally, 21 minutes in, Ukraine Na`Vi stood united and counterattacked, destroying the enemies and attaining 3 kills, followed by 2 more in succession. Dendi became the top net worth player, having 11k worth on him. The pace of the game slowed down, our team started to farm more while Secret kept being aggressive, hoping for a pickoff. Finally, at 25 minutes, the teams clashed, but Team Secret had the upper hand. They kept pushing and got an uncontested Aegis at 29 minutes. Na`Vi did their best to keep the situation under control but, shortly after the last teamfight near our bot lane barracks, Secret ended the game. Despite our efforts, we have not been able to obtain the victory, but, considering our opponent, we are satisfied with our performance and ready for the next challenge!
 
AuthorSkulz Date 7 December 2015, 22:58 Views1563 Comments0
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