Na`Vi dominates STARK in SL i-League qualifiers
After a little break, our Dota 2 roster is back in action as they played against STARK in SL i-League European qualifiers. The match was vital as the winner would advance to Relegation Matches while the loser would be eliminated. And Natus Vincere have come in form! Danil «Dendi» Ishutin shone on his signature Templar Assassin and led the team to a dominating 2-0 victory.
In that match Na`Vi’s lineup was, of course, Dendi as well as Akbar «SoNNeikO» Butaev, but they were also joined by Ivan «ArtStyle» Antonov, Dmitry «Ditya Ra» Minenkov and Dmitry «Ax.Mo» Morozov who played support, carry and offlane respectively. Additionally, ArtStyle took the role of the drafter for this match.
Na`Vi's final stats from game 1.
Na`Vi looked sharp, ready and hungry to get through to another round. ArtStyle in both games went for aggressive drafts based around Templar Assassin for Dendi, Tusk for SoNNeikO and Queen of Pain which rotated between carry and offlane role. With that, the Ukrainian squad was able to dominate the laning phase and snowball from there thanks to their mobility and incredible burst that Dendi provided with his TA, which was on top of the net worth the whole match.
STARK , on the other hand, opted for Alchemist mid and Gyro safelane in both games. However, Alch wasn’t able to get up to speed being completely dominated in lane by Dendi . Things didn’t look much better for Gyro either, as well as the rest of STARK in both games as relentless pressure combined with the timely rotations not only shut down their farm but also resulted in kills for the Ukrainian squad.
Na`Vi's final stats from game 2.
Overall, in the entire match, Na`Vi was in control the whole time, not allowing STARK any wiggle room. Building on their laning advantage, they were able to snowball in the midgame with the right movement and successful team fights. Then, it was only the matter of time for their opponents to call GG.
With this victory, Na`Vi finished second in their group, behind the Fall Major champions OG, and have advanced to the Relegation Matches. Now, they will face off against Hell Raisers for a spot in the second round of the qualifiers (click here for the explanation of the SL i-League format).
ProxyPL 27 November 2015, 12:13 2205 0