Darer grabs 3rd place in GosuLeague against NEXT.kz
Posted by Christoph "malnor" Helbig at 01 July 2012 19:43
The third place decider match in the second GosuLeague season has been played. Darer and NEXT.kz faced each other in a best-of-one tiebreaker, as the in-season match ended 1-1.
This best-of-one match between Darer from Ukraine and NEXT.kz from Kazakhstan was worth $500. This is the third place prize money in the second GosuLeague season. During the regular season, Darer and NEXT.kz shared points with a 1-1 score. As they both had eight points after seven matches, a tiebreaker best-of-one match had to decide which team gets the money and the fame.
Darer with two standins: Enlight and Sockshka for God and Artstyle
Team Darer had some problems getting all players into the match. From the very beginning on, it was already clear that ArtStyle would be replaced by Enlight in this third place decider match. The picking was started without God to save some time, but when the remake was made, it was Sockshka replacing God as well, making Darer play with two standins for this $500 best-of-one.
The picks showed Darer playing with Puck and Bane, two rather unconventional heroes, accompanied by the recently added Chaos Knight. NEXT.kz on the other hand built a lineup around the main carry Morphling.
After some initial lane switches, resulting in a dual-mid lane on Radiant and Dire side, the early game started with even hero kill counts and no clear direction. While NEXT.kz got a slight advantage in experience, Darer got the gold-advantage early on.
NEXT.kz sacrificed too many heroes for Morphling
In the mid game, NEXT.kz maybe sacrificed some heroes too many in order to allow Mantis on Morphling farm his Linken's Sphere and Ethereal Blade. Darer was able to account multiple kills on single heroes.
This way, Sockshka on the Chaos Knight, playing a build with Urn, Drum and Black King Bar, got too big. The combination of Puck/CK/Bane was able to reduce Morphlings mobility enough in order to eventually kill him.
NEXT.kz tried to, but didn't manage to make a comeback. Darer, with Enlight and the mTw-first-place-player Sockshka, first breaks through middle lane, followed by top lane and a good game by NEXT.kz.
|GosuLeague Division 1 Standings|
|Individual game result applies between the two tied teams.|
In case of a two-way tie between teams who went 1-1 tiebreakers will apply in a best of one (1) manner.
In case of a three-way tie tiebreakers will apply in a best of one (1) manner.
GosuLeague season two ends with this very last game. mTw takes first place, with mousesports being the runner-up. Darer wins the tiebreaker for third place, leaving NEXT.kz with the consolation prize of fourth place.
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More information: GosuLeague