Results of the second day of the second group stage

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For those who yesterday didn’t have the possibility to watch online broadcasting of the matches: Empire vs Speed Gaming and Alliance vs RoX.KiS, we offer the review of both games.

 

Results of the second day of the second group stage

 

For those who yesterday didn’t have the possibility to watch online broadcasting of the matches: Empire vs Speed Gaming and Alliance vs RoX.KiS, we offer the review of both games.

 

Empire vs Speed Gaming

 

1st game

 

Results of the second day of the second group stage

 

Empire decided to build their game based on 3 heroes making massive AoE-damages, and also quite dangerous themselves. Bounty Hunter returned to the trends of competitive DotA, and gold from kills under the track helped the team very much. Speed Gaming made the pick assigned for successful gangs, and split push of Nature's Prophet. The first 10 minutes of the game were held with variable success: Speed was ahead by the number of kills, but Empire didn’t lag by the number of farmed gold. After this we watched the stage of mutual exchanges in which Empire was a bit luckier. The graphs looked like a big swing. The 26th minute became the turning point of the game: imperial machine gained momentum, subjugated four heroes of ex-Kaipi. Over the next 10 minutes the advantage of Empire in farming reached 10,000. The only chance for Speed was a split push. Having lost a barrack on mid, SG managed to repel the attack by sending two main heroes of Empire to the tavern. But it was the only success of the international team. After that, Scandal decided to slow degrees of aggressiveness and calmly, without fuss, after 10 minutes of farming, successfully completed the first game in favor of his team.

 

2nd game

 

Results of the second day of the second group stage

 

Both teams have chosen quite aggressive heroes with the expectation of coherent team actions. The debut was after Speed Gaming - after 15 minutes the score was 9:4 in their favor and the advantage in farmed gold amounted to 5,000. Further, SG had a good course of events, their advantage over the rival was just increasing... until the 40th minute, when Empire made a successful fight, and won it with the score 4:0. The answer of EternalEnvy came immediately - rapier against Weaver! How many games were lost when this artifact appeared... But this time everything ended without fatal effects: SG received the necessary increase in damage and put the squeeze on opponents! 1:1 - the fate of the first place in the group was going to be decided in the third map.

 

3rd game

 

Results of the second day of the second group stage

 

Despite the fact that the first blood was shed by SG, the beginning of the game was lost for them: Spectre didn’t receive any farmed gold and Kunkka was not a hero who is able to change the outcome of the game rapidly and definitively. Over some time, active team’s actions allowed Speed Gaming to find a space for farming, and to possess the advantage. But on the 20th minute Empire reverse the outcome by their successful team work. Successful midgame became the basis for the successful completion of the game: till 40th minute the advantage of Empire has already reached 15,000. It was quite easy for Empire to finish with SG. 2:1 - and Empire took the first place in Group A.

 

Alliance vs RoX.KiS


1st game

 

Results of the second day of the second group stage



Classic pick of Alliance against combination Wisp-Chaos Knight, flavored by tracks of Bounty Hunter - perhaps it’s the most correct characteristic of teams’ choice. Alliance is not in the best shape in recent time, but an ordinary team can’t win TI. Despite the fact that after 11 minutes the score was 4:2 in favor of RoX.KIS, Swedes farmed more gold than their opponents. Midgame was completely ruled by RoX.KiS: a couple of successful fights, and RoX.KIS leads the game with a score 21:9. But Alliance is known for its ability to win the game even after the slightest mistake of opponent. And they got that error, so starting from the 27th minute Swedes returned to the game. RoX.KIS continued to make mistakes, and Swedish team took a lead in advantage and managed to win almost lost, as it seemed, game. 1:0 - Alliance is the winner.

 

2nd game

 

Results of the second day of the second group stage



Again, the picks are not very surprising, and it means that everything will depend on the teams’ skills. The debut again was after the Russian team: 2:6 on the 10th minute, and a slight advantage in farming. Taking into account that Furion and Phantom Lancer became the two top heroes on farming. But soon Swedish team made a good revenge: the fight on the 22nd minute ends with the score 2:4 in favor of Swedes, and Loda along with AdmiralBulldog begin to "lead" by the number of farmed gold, outscoring the carry-heroes of opponent for 4,000. Taking into consideration that it was the confrontation Phantom Lancer vs Lifestealer, it was enough for the victory. Alliance, having felt the victim, didn’t left any chances to their enemies. On the 37th minute RoX.KIS typed GG. The score is 2:0, and the reigning champion of The International will fight today with Speed Gaming for the place in top-4 of WePlay League Season 2.

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