nTh takes EMS One Cup #3 and LAN finals to be in Poland
Posted by Sovann "Skim" Kim 12 weeks, 2 days ago
The Swedes take the finals in a very convincing fashion. Na'Vi goes down 2-0, but can still take the pole position in Cup #4.
Finals Game 1
Toplane: Lone Druid vs. Bounty Hunter
Mid: Rubick vs. Night Stalker
Bot: Keeper of the Light, Lifestealer vs. Dark Seer, Shadow Demon, Leshrac
The game started with a 5on5 engagement before the creeps spawned and it forced Enigma to skill Malefice on level one, slowing down Puppey's farm in the jungle. NoTidehunter ran a successful trilane, keeping Lifestealer from farming. Night Stalker resorted to ganks as soon as the night time hit and Na'Vi had no way of defending themselves against all the disables and aggressive dives.
The Swedes controlled the map from here on and snowballed with various track kills. Na'Vi's line-up was completely underfarmed and underlevelled and had got picked off one by one several times. NoTidehunter breached highground within 28 minutes and forced out a gg in a convincing fashion.
Finals Game 2
Toplane: Clockwerk vs. Lifestealer, Disruptor, Rubick
Mid: Queen of Pain vs. Dark Seer
Bot: Phantom Lancer, Keeper of the Light, Bane
Jungle: Nature's Prophet
The game started out slow with both teams not overextending themselves. NoTidehunter got the better trade off as Clockwerk soaked up a lot of xp on the toplane and was a nuisance to Na'Vi, even though he gave away first blood.
It was also nTh that wiped four heroes from Na'Vi in an early engagement.
The Swedes farmed up very well and had better team fight coordination, also making sure to pick off heroes before it turned into an 5on5 engagement. Na'Vi was on the backfoot and Queen of Pain's burst damage gave Na'Vi a hard time. Another teamfight at the bottom rune looked very promising for Na'Vi until Clockwerk got a perfect four-men Cogs off and separated Lifestealer from his team.
The Ukrainians were able to pick off a few heroes here and there but Phantom Lancer was too strong and a lost fight at the midlane forced out a gg from Na'Vi.
No Tidehunter secure themselves the top spot in the current standings of the EMS One Spring and Cup #4 will determine the final standings for the group stage.
Na'Vi can still take the pole position, but they will definitely advance into the group stage. The same applies to Virtus.pro.
Points per cup
1st: 100 points (+600$)
2nd: 75 points (+200$)
3-4th: 50 points (+100$)
5-8th: 25 points
9-16th: 10 points
17-24th: 5 points
EMS Spring Finals to be in Poland!
After tonight's games, ESL's Kawa announced the location for EMS Spring's finals and it is Poland! After positive feedback from the Intel Extreme Masters, the finals will be the somewhere close to Katowice, an exact location has yet to be named.
More information will be given out once the CeBit is over.