The teams, that were going up against each other this evening in a fight for a slot in the second group stage of StarLadder i-League Starseries XIII, are doing that good these days — both HellRaisers and Natus Vincere are looking for their game and changing their rosters now, so the game should have been spectacular and unpredictable.
The first map started with the aggression on the middle lane: HellRaisers tried to push out the midder of the Na`Vi team, but they in their turn were not going to give away the advantage on that lane. Nevertheless, after a few attacks the game slowed down and shaky peace was set on the map till the 15th minute. Only a run to Roshan by HellRaisers made teams act. After that the game switched into an active phase which first seemed as total chaos. However, with every minute Natus Vincere would become only stronger — the reason of it was their pick. After a half-hour mark the fights started to earn the one-sided character, though the final fight at the 40th minute ended with a 5 in 0 exchange in Na`Vi's favor. HellRaisers opened the score on the maps.
On the second map the battle started almost immediately — Na`Vi decided to go with a triple lane and, as a result, in the third minute, on the bottom rune the first stifle carried out which ended with a death of three players but the first blood was drawn by the Natus Vincere players. They had managed to get an almost two thousand gold advantage by the 10th minute and, having caught HR on making a mistake during a smoke gang, only strengthened their advantage. However, in the 15th minute HellRaisers performed a wonderful fight and came forward by the charts. The mid game ran quite equaily, but in the 35th minute HellRaisers managed to destroy two more lanes and got mega creeps, though it didn't help them to win — Natus Vincere managed to catch HellRaisers on making mistakes again and did their best to get onto the ramp of HellRaisers. By one leap they pushed the middle lane, the towers at the throne and the throne itself. 2:0 in Natus Vincere's favor who are reaching the next stage of the tournament. Our five, unfortunately, have stopped their participation in this tournament.
Andrey «Afoninje» Afonin's comment:
«I'm burning as broken at the 65th minute Dark Seer did at the end of the match. It is a pity that we didn't buy the gem in time on the first map (then, maybe, we would not have died in the woods). We want to recoup ourselves, but, unfortunately, there is no opportunity. We will work harder to get ready for the D2CL and DotaPit tournaments».
More information about the tournament may be found in our report.
Cheer for HellRaisers!