Ninjas in Pyjamas are the OGA Dota PIT Minor 2019 champions!

Apr 28 2019 3 min read

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Ninjas in Pyjamas became the champions of the OGA Dota PIT Minor 2019. The representatives of Europe defeated EHOME 3:2 in the Grand Final, and it was a very long battle.

The day began with the Lower Bracket Final, in which EHOME played against Alliance. Although the European team was a small favorite of this match, the central question of the meeting was how much the “olds from China” improved their game during Minor.

The first map became the answer, and it ended in less than 20 minutes. Alliance had no chance with 24:1 score. The second game took place in a tighter battle, in which each side could win, but EHOME did a more competent work in team fights, winning the series “dry”.

We predicted a light controlled Grand Final for Ninjas in Pyjamas, and we were mistaken. A full-fledged thriller with all five maps awaited us. The first game already showed that it wouldn’t be an easy walk here: either the ppd squad leads 8,000 gold, then two minutes later they’re already lagging. NiP earned 7,000 gold advantages again five minutes later, but the situation levelled off again in the next 120 seconds. The representative of Europe turned out to be stronger in these roller coasters, but we understood that a stubborn struggle awaits us.

The second game took place quite precisely up to the 30th minute. After that, NiP took the lead, but a successful comeback by Chinese players turned the Grand Final into a series of up to two victories.

The third and fourth maps were held at the same leisurely pace, but there were no dramatic changes in the balance of power: those who got the advantage at the beginning of the game, eventually won the map. At the same time, the games were not easy: each team showed an excellent game with many successful actions in team fights. As a result, the Grand Final went to the five-map marathon.

EHOME placed the characters on the line in an interesting way, sending the flashing in the grand final xiao8 on Nature's Prophet to the mid. At the same time, the Chinese chose a very greedy set of Spectre - Ember Spirit - Furion core heroes. Ninjas in Pyjamas were able to dodge some ganks and gained an advantage in the farm. Minor’s fate in total has come down to whether ppd and the teammates will be able to finish the game quickly enough, or EHOME will issue a big comeback and finish off NiP’s pick, which is not so useful in the late game. The score was 11:9 in favour of the Chinese team at the 25th minute, and the advantage of NiP in the farm was only 5000 gold. The Europe representative tried to put pressure on his opponent, but EHOME built a competent defence, overplaying his opponent in the macro game.

The 40th minute and NiP leads during 12 minutes, but couldn’t destroy any of the barracks. The Chinese lost only the second Tier-3 over the next ten minutes. It seemed that EHOME fulfilled their condition for victory: the xiao8 squad could lose only in the case of a critical error ... and the Ninjas waited for it. The successful defence of their own base was the key to victory. It was ppd and his team that pulled out the sixteenth ticket to MDL Disneyland Paris Major in a 68-minute thriller, and also replenished a team’s bank account with $125.000. EHOME received 100 DPC points and $65.000.

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