Moscow5 win 4PL Dota 2 Cup
posted by Mantis., 1 year agoThe newly formed Moscow5 went up against mTw to conclude the first edition of 4PlayersLiga Dota 2 Cup.
The Russians in Moscow5 overcame SK-Gaming en-route to the grand finals. On the other end of the grid, the mTw squad prevailed over Team Empire on their way to the finals.
The first game was full of intense battles. The early game started out on a balanced note for both sides. We see the newly rejuvenated mTw opting for an aggressive line-up meant for pushing down towers.
mTw displayed some aggressive game-play and were able to take down one tower after the other and maintain the pressure on Moscow5 by pushing lanes and managing to take down Roshan at one point of time. However, the Russians had the upper hand when it came to team fights. mTw could not deal with a farmed up Night-Stalker and Naix, eventually losing out major team fights.
Late game, Moscow5 slowly began to destroy everything and turned the game in their favour thereby increasing the advantage. In the end 'GG' call was made by mTw and the first game was won by Moscow5.
The second game was rather a one sided affair. This time Moscow5 opt for an aggressive line-up and go heavily on mTw. On the hard lane, the tri-lane combo of Sandking, Leshrac and Enchantress dominate mTw's Enigma, Outworld Destroyer and Earthshaker throughout.
While at mid, BloodAngel's Puck completely out-farms syndereN's Invoker, having three times the last hits and denies as compared to the latter. Invoker switches to bot lane as he couldn't stand up against Puck but spends most of his time in the forest behind the tower.
At top lane, Tidehunter and Beastmaster showcase a fair amount of enmity trying to be the better player.
We witness Moscow5 leading in towers and kills throughout the game keeping the gold advantage on their side. They took down towers at a great pace and set the momentum in their favour. In the process Moscow5 end up losing only one tower and win the second game.
After two exciting matches, Moscow5 turned out to be the better team and walk away €500 richer. The win comes a few days before the StarLadder offline finals to be held in Kiev and will certainly have a positive impact on the team.