Na'Vi win the StarSeries
posted by Blue_Knight, 1 year agoNatus Vincere, the firm favourites for the competition, emerged as the victors of the SLTV StarSeries after the Grand Finals finally, finally came to an end this morning after a massively delayed start to the proceedings. Read on for a summary of the games.
The best-of-three Semi-Final match between Counter Logic Gaming and Moscow Five took place earlier in the afternoon. In the first game, M5's Area-of-Effect-based draft simply proved to be too hot for CLG to handle for CLG, and they were beaten convincingly.
However, they learned from their mistakes in the second game, with an ingenious Pugna pick - which was played with distinction by stand-in Misery - being the catalyst for their second game victory. The Swedes could not win an evenly-contested third game though, as PGG pulled off a huge Black Hole with his Enigma to set his team up for the game-winning fight and take his team to the Grand Final.
Game one of the massively delayed Grand Final went M5's way, with their gank-proficient draft and gank-heavy style of play rewarding them well, and giving room for Silent's Anti-Mage to farm for the late game. Not even Puppey's beloved Chen could save his team in the early game from Vigoss's Night Stalker and the global presence of PGG's Nature's Prophet.
In the second game, M5 stormed into the lead again, and this time Vigoss' Night Stalker was complimented with PGG roaming using Vengeful Spirit and BloodAngel sniping with his Invoker's Sun Strike. However, the momentum shifted the other way when Puppey's Enigma combined with LightOfHeaven's Dark Seer to Vacuum the whole M5 team into the Black Hole at the Roshan pit, despite M5 managing to kill him first and taking the Aegis, which they lost immediately. From that point on Na'Vi dominated, with XBOCT acquiring a Divine Rapier to end M5's chances.
In game three, it was Na'Vi who ran the Nightstalker and Nature's Prophet, whereas M5 daringly drafted the unconventional Dazzle and Huskar. However, PGG's unexpected picks backfired in their execution, as Na'Vi dominated their opponents in all aspects on their way to outright victory.
1st - Natus Vincere, $ 6,000
2nd - Moscow Five, $ 3,000
3rd - Counter Logic Gaming, $ 2,500
4th - Darer, $ 2,000