Na'Vi first to the end

posted by Mantis., 2 years ago

One of the most interesting and exciting matches of the tournament so far, the match between dk Evil Geniuses and ua Natus Vincere was certainly an eye opener. Na'Vi, the winner of The International and EG, a team reborn from the ashes of the former MYM have proven a constant knack for each other since the very beginning. The two very even teams unfurled in a true Clash of Titans for a berth in the Grand Final of The Defense.



EG in great trouble

Game 1

The first game was full of surprises and intense battles. The early game was quite balanced where we see Misery's trademark hero, Priestess of the Moon and Maelk's Chen pushing hard on the top lane against LightofHeaven's Prophet, getting two fast towers and damaging the Tier 3 tower a bit.

Although, on the bottom lane we see Leshrac, Vengeful Spirit and Earthshaker get some kills on Naix and Wind Runner maintaining the stability of the game whereas at mid lane, Invoker was winning against Beastmaster in every aspect.

Throughout the early-mid game, EG was leading in towers while Na'Vi was leading in kills until after the 20 minutes mark, where Na'Vi began to win every team fight thereby increasing their advantage with a fat Prophet and Invoker. Within the next 10 minutes, 'GG' call was made from EG and Na'Vi won the first game.

The most notable fact during the pick/ban phase was that EG traded Invoker and Prophet to Na'Vi for a Chen first pick.


The awkward moment when you realize you are going to die

Game 2

In the second game, we witness some spectacular performance from both sides. Besides Dendi getting early arcane boots and dagger on Sand-king, we see Lacoste's Venomancer playing safe in fear of getting ganked by sand-king and Puppey's Chen that ultimately denies him farm and much needed level-up.

While on the bottom lane, Fear's Skeleton King manages to farm with the support from Misery's Ancient Apparition and keeping LightofHeaven's Wind Runner with almost no farm in the early game.

At mid lane, DeMoN's Shadow Shaman is ganked frequently by Ars-Art's Crystal Maiden and XBOCT's Night Stalker.

We witness Na'Vi leading in towers and kills throughout the game keeping the gold advantage on their side. However, we see Na'Vi's courier getting killed that denies Dendi his dagger for complete 3 minutes as well as two attempts to push into EG's base going in vain. It borrows extra time for EG as Skeleton King begins to look menacing with his increasing farm.

Just when the game seems to be stabilized, a team fight at the tier 3 tower in EG's base changes the momentum of the game where EG lose their Skeleton King, opening a chance for Na'Vi to destroy the barracks which they successfully destroy. With hopes lost and Skeleton King gone, a 'GG' call is made from EG giving the second game to Na'Vi yet again.

The most notable moments in the second game were Dendi's escape from death near the Radiant secret shop (at 22:30-23:00 minute) and DeMoN's Shadow Shaman dying in a hilarious way after successfully saving himself from Dendi´s blind blink into the woods with Epicenter, but then dying after all to sandstorm blocking the way out of the woods (at minute 19:41).

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After two exciting matches, the Ukranian´s left no doubt of being worth to proceed into the Grand Final of The Defense with one game advantage in a best-of-five format. On the other hand, Evil Geniuses have been pushed down to the lower bracket where they will be facing dk Quantic Gaming on February 29 at 19:00 CET. The winner amongst the two will proceed to the finale whereas the loser will have to settle for third place.

Here's an interview by se Gaelle 'MystresS' Pavillon for DachEtMax with ru Dmitriy 'LightOfHeaven' Kupriyanov about their victory against EG in the winner bracket final. English subtitles are available by turning on the captions below the video player.



All the matches will be streamed by your one and only, au Toby 'TobiWanKenobi' Dawson. The VoDs for the game between EG and Na'Vi are available in the VoDs section here and on our Youtube channel here. Stay tuned to joinDOTA as we bring you the latest updates from The Defense.


Sources: The Defense


#1
gnoOu wrote at 27.02.2012, 12:05 CET:
cmon...i wanna watch that VOD right now and got a frikkin spoiler in the news....
#2
maximiliaN23 wrote at 27.02.2012, 12:08 CET:
gg NaVi nothing more to say. and dendi is maybe not the best player in dota, but its certainly a pleasure watching him play.
#3
valistar wrote at 27.02.2012, 12:09 CET:
Y U NO mention record 18k ppl on Tobi's stream? :)
#4
Khevy wrote at 27.02.2012, 12:09 CET:
gnoOu wrote:
cmon...i wanna watch that VOD right now and got a frikkin spoiler in the news....


You can check there Youtube Channel > http://www.youtube.com/user/joindota

Currently im watching this game
#5
kalo_todo wrote at 27.02.2012, 12:15 CET:
now we see Quantic against EG again. Interesting to see how Quantic evolved since the start of the playoffs where they lost to EG 2 - 0. Looking forward to it.
#6
Jcphne wrote at 27.02.2012, 12:17 CET:
Epic game. I cant believe that this tournament is about to be finish. 2 more matches.
#7
GoodoldGrim wrote at 27.02.2012, 12:27 CET:
The most notable moment was Windrunner blindsiding everyone and taking out the bottom rax.
#8
wrote at 27.02.2012, 12:30 CET:
Dendi too op.
Need to ban him.
#9
Helga wrote at 27.02.2012, 12:38 CET:
gnoOu wrote:
cmon...i wanna watch that VOD right now and got a frikkin spoiler in the news....


this is why this is a NEWS-site...
#10
DanFX wrote at 27.02.2012, 12:40 CET:
dendi makes the game funny and Demon also enjoy dendi . i bet Demon lol'ed irl :D
#11
8ball_bg wrote at 27.02.2012, 13:07 CET:
valistar wrote:
Y U NO mention record 18k ppl on Tobi's stream? :)


Because the last year SMM (DotA1) had 25,000, so it's not really a record.
#12
hardandfunky wrote at 27.02.2012, 13:12 CET:
8ball_bg wrote:
valistar wrote:
Y U NO mention record 18k ppl on Tobi's stream? :)


Because the last year SMM (DotA1) had 25,000, so it's not really a record.



But for such a long tournament, 18k people is a pretty good record!
#13
Rumpelstiltskin wrote at 27.02.2012, 13:28 CET:
Dendi was so boss with that SK.. :D Poor Jimmy.. :D
#14
kalo_todo wrote at 27.02.2012, 13:57 CET:
hardandfunky wrote:
8ball_bg wrote:
valistar wrote:
Y U NO mention record 18k ppl on Tobi's stream? :)


Because the last year SMM (DotA1) had 25,000, so it's not really a record.



But for such a long tournament, 18k people is a pretty good record!


but for DotA2, which is still in beta, this is pretty great so i agree with hardandfunky
#15
Joohnz wrote at 27.02.2012, 14:15 CET:
Navi so much feeded in second game .
#16
grimonce wrote at 27.02.2012, 14:23 CET:
haha Mystress cute interview :)
I know it is hard for some people to break and speak engl;ish, they are kinda shy and don't want to do it sometimes. GJ! :P

Thanks to Light of Haven for givin us his view on the games ;D
Was really entertaining to watch (those series)

And ... Lacoste: mb man up
win
#17
chopstick wrote at 27.02.2012, 15:49 CET:
they were on fire last night. won all 4 games they played
#18
Shagratht wrote at 27.02.2012, 15:57 CET:
The most epic moment in the game in my oppinion was in game 1 when XBOCT swapped the leaping Mirana ! I was like what the hell happend !
#19
V4rzil wrote at 27.02.2012, 17:16 CET:
I was really impressed by Lightofheaven taking down solo tax, while the rest of Na`Vi tried to get on the highground in mid. they fought like 2min 4vs5, and no one noticed Light. really good play there
#20
Manimon wrote at 27.02.2012, 19:27 CET:
Shagratht wrote:
The most epic moment in the game in my oppinion was in game 1 when XBOCT swapped the leaping Mirana ! I was like what the hell happend !


It's funny cause the same exact thing happened in the CLG vs Mouz game. Rexi swapped a leaping Mirana before she got away to the high ground, exact same animation
#21
Sun_Tzu wrote at 27.02.2012, 19:31 CET:
Props to LoH for the interview, nice to hear his thoughts on things, in a way not sure I should be surprised at all that the solo rax was his own initiative, seems the kind of person who is highly independent even when playing in such a team orientated game.
#22
KingD0m wrote at 29.02.2012, 19:08 CET:
Dunno but "this team very nice." just cracked me up.
 

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