Today's match ran in the best-of-2 format, so both sides were satisfied with a draw, though each of the teams wanted to get a victory, which would bring the sacred three points. The first map started quite equally — easy lanes of both teams were predominating over offlaners, while a shaky balance was set on the middle lane. HellRaisers faced the first problems in the middle of the game, when STARK were gradually coming into attack. HellRaisers would not manage to start a fight from a profitable position, and, as a result, the Finnish team would always start first and end fights in their favor. Unfortunately, HellRaisers did not manage to turn around the course of the game and, STARK, having got enough advantage, destroyed the throne of HellRaisers — 1:0 in the Finnish team's favor.
HellRaisers started the second map more freshly and managed to force their play in the early stage. However, STARK were not going to give up — as soon as the Finnish team got needed items, they immediately made a successful attempt of pushing. Right at the 16th minute HellRaisers lost the first side. After a while the second side did not stand against the Finns either. Then the teams came into a long fight for the third side, which lasted for almost 20 minutes and ended in STARK's favor. The final score of the match is 2:0 in the Finnish team's favor. Thus, HellRaisers start their participation in the tournament with a loss, and now our team has to play very carefully.
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