Results of the second day playoff

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For those who yesterday didn't have the opportunity to watch on-line broadcasting of the matches between Empire vs Liquid and Natus Vincere vs Empire, we offer you an overview of these games.

Results of the second day playoff

 

For those who yesterday didn't have the opportunity to watch on-line broadcasting of the matches between Empire vs Liquid and Natus Vincere vs Empire, we offer you an overview of these games.

 

Natus Vincere vs Empire

 

Game 1

 


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Natus Vincere made a highly aggressive push-pick intending to finish the game very quickly. In contrast, Empire made their choice in favor of "academic five” in hope to live to late-game. The game started quite slowly, teams were obtaining necessary for them levels and artifacts. Everything was peacefully until the 9th minute when Natus Vincere launched the carousel of kills. Further actions even didn't need the description: Na `Vi just strangled their opponent during the next 7 minutes. The game lasted for 17 minutes, after which (with the score 3:11) Empire typed GG!

 

Game 2

 


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The main event of the second pick of the game was Pudge-pick for Dendi! Amnestied butcher, who was allowed to use Blink Dagger in the new patch, had to sparkle with new colors headed by Na`Vi's mider. First 12 minutes of the game gave no advantage to any of the teams: the score was 6:6 and amount of farmed gold was almost equal, so it was not possible to determine an evident favorite. And then everything went according to the script of the previous game, with the only difference that Empire outstayed longer and provided a strong resistance at first, but this resistance was also broken. 34:13 in favor of Na `Vi, and on the 29th minute Natus Vincere booked themselves a place in final of the upper bracket.


Empire vs Liquid

 


Game 1


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Both teams decided not surprise by something extraordinary. Liquid habitually chose Mirana and Lone Druid, while Empire put their choice on Doom and Luna. First 6 minutes were striking, the teams played very aggressively that led to the score 6:6, then the degree of incandescence slowed down a bit. The teams moved into a phase of indecisive farming where Liquid won. By the 20th minute they farmed 5.000 more than their opponents, and by the 30th minute – already 10.000 more. With such an advantage Liquid had to make at least one successful fight, and that was done. 1:0 - and Liquid won in a series of “up to 2 victories”.

 

Game 2

 

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Again TC chose Mirana, and this time his opponent was Weaver. Speed of the second game was lower than the first. For 12 minutes teams made only 5 kills. 2:3 in favor of Empire, and after this we watched the first massive battle in which Liquid overplayed their rivals. However, despite a local failure, exactly Empire played more confident. A series of mass exchanges, and Empire is ahead with the score 12:15 and advantage of 3000 gold. The key fight happened on the 28th minute, the results of which led 3 heroes of Liquid to the tavern. After that Empire didn't lose their chance anymore. 1:1 - Empire strikes back!


Game 3


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This time Empire banned Mirana Nightshade, that's why LifeStealer was chosen as a main carry for Team Liquid. Empire decided to counter him with the pick Chen + Razor. And again in the beginning of the game Dota was on an equal footing. The further course of the game also couldn't clearly define a favorite: Empire had more kills, Liquid had more farmings, but the difference was not decisive. Main events began to occur on the 25th minute. Liquid easily killed Roshan and started to achieve momentum killing the Imperials one by one and then all together. During 10 minutes Liquid increased the advantage in farm from 5.000 to 20.000! Empire could do nothing. The score is 2:1, so Liquid is waiting for its opponent in final of the bottom bracket, and Empire finishes its participation at WePlay League having earned $ 2000.

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