MYM wins F4F 2.1 after a 3 game thriller vs Fnatic
Tonight the F4F 2.1 reached it's climax with Europe's 2 top teams MYM and Fnatic going head to head in an epic final.
Each team pretty much dominated 1 game each with MYM taking the 1st game with fnatic GG'ing after only about 30 mins. Angel's Storm Spirit tore up the battlefield leaving Mania's Sandking and KuroKy's Slardar to score big kills and ending the game with a GG from Fnatic.
Fnatic took the 2nd game with an interesting triple lane strategy where Pandaren Brewmaster, Lich and ES dominated MYM's Spectre/Warlock lane. Fnatics well farmed Panda with a well played Zeus by Loda, and a pushing force to be reconed with in Miserys Broodmother just proved too much for Angel's Spectre and KuroKy's Nevermore. Fnatic took an early initiative and just kept the ball rolling giving them the 2nd game
The 3rd and final decider game started off with alot of lane swapping resulting in a slow and carefully played match by both teams. Fnatic got the upperhand in early midgame and pushed MYM back, while Misery's PotM and Loda's Morph farmed all over the map gaining both farm and level advantage over MYM. In the end of midgame however MYM started winning some teamfights and also starting to get their much needed items. MYM's heroes had almost equal farm while PotM and Morphling were the main forces of fnatic's offence. After the teamfights that were generally won by MYM, Fnatic's carry's mainly survived resulting in no great pushes. The last 10 mintues of the game MYM had 4 sheepsticks that proved too much for Fnatic, and MYM came out victorious after a 71 minute game.
Game 1 Replay
Game 2 Replay
Game 3 Replay
Gosugamers got statements from both KwoM,Pusher and KuroKy:
Kwom: In the 2nd game we decided to go for a tripplelane to counter their Spectre farming and it worked pretty well. The 3rd game we had the upperhand we should have won it! I guess we need some more pracc!
Pusher: After we won the first game I was confident we were gonna do this 2-zero e-z times, but instead we got our asses handed to us, but such is life game 2 was just as one sided as game 1.
How would you describe the 3rd game? Did you go for a lategame "turtle" or was that just the way it turned out?
Pusher: We never go into a game thinking we're gonna turtle this one, it was how the game pan'd out they had better movement from their shaker and that threw a spanner in our cog, forcing us to 5on5 and only take 100% kill gangs etc. But against 2x manta passive aggressive style not much u can do if u lose early game
So you ended up with 4 Guinsoo's with a really well farmed sandking and puck, along with the carries and you keeping up with the levels. What are your thoughs about not restricting 2 sheepsticks? Would 2 sheepsticks have been enough to win the game?
Pusher: I think it would have the strategy we used isn't build around getting an obscene amount of guinsoo's, I mean we would have done just as fine if they would have gone for other items, we just took the opportunitity handed to us. I think focusing on the facts that we ended up having 4x guinsoo is dumb but whatever floats your boat i guess. I think we did really well with the cards that was dealt to us and in the end all the people and ourselfs care about is the result. Items is just items, in the end our teamplay prevailed
We also got a statement from KuroKy:
When I joined this team I tried to bring the spirit of ks.int into it, and I can happily say with success. I somewhat took the captain role and animate me and my teammate to bring the agressive style to dota, so I thought about hero combos alot lately and wanted to go away from the usual euro-picks for now. our atmosphere was overally pretty good, the 1st game was a complete outpick in my oppinion which made it really easy to take control of the game.
The 2nd game was rather bad for us, I made a big mistake in the banning phase which gave them a huge advantage in the game, at the same time fnatic played really well and had their roles going.
In the last game I still didn't feel like going the usual, I wanted to stick to my plan so i went for the storm/ursa combo, which is already known in asia so we prepared it pretty well and executed it nicely. In my opinion, though the game looked really bad at one point, we really had our teamplay going and I am very happy and proud to be able to play with these guys in one team.
All i can say - Meet your Makers