EG defeats Newbee in MDL 2016 Grand Finals

Dota 2 Viktor “vviki” Ahilov

After a long series EG take their revenge on Newbee and claim the MDL Trophy.

Game one:

The game started promising with trilane versus trilane bot, but despite the tension both teams played passively. Ludwig 'Zai' Wåhlberg’s Warlock scored first blood on Hong 'Faith' Da Zeng's Shadow Demon at about the eight minute mark during a trilane clash. Fights were slow to break out, with EG coming on top for most of them until the middle of the match. Newbee managed to stabilize and hold against several pushes in a row despite losing their T3 and ranged rax in bot. From then on was a back and forth, with the Chinese team slowly losing parts of their base but taking the entire mid of EG. After a prolonged fight for Rosh with multiple buybacks on Newbee's side, the end was in sight. A bad catch top solidified this as Invoker wasted his Aegis and Luna went down. EG pushed their advantage, getting ranged barracks top. One good Chrono shortly after forced Newbee to call GG.

Game two:

This time the game started with a lot more action after a short pause for balance. Saahil 'UNiVeRsE' Arora's Axe was chased out of the lane by an aggressive trilane. An attempted gank on him in the jungle ended with a bit of overextension on the side of Newbee, while two EG heroes rotated to help him. With a double damage rune on Kunkka, EG secured the first blood as Hu 'KAKA' Liangzhi's Witch Doctor went down. EG dominated the early game, getting kills while defending towers. The constant push from Xun 'uuu9' Han's Terrorblade and all the smoke attempts from Newbee ended in EG's favor, however. EG had the Rohan control. This prompted the American squad to pick things up, and with Aegis on hand they managed to take down Newbee’s base.

Game three:


Game three started bad for EG. They lost their courier right after the first rune spawn, and Batrider gave first blood top. Both were due to KAKA’s good positioning and body-blocking, and Faith claimed UNiVeRsE's life with five stacks of Shadow Poison. Newbee continued going strong and dominated the early game, with EG only catching a short breather while taking T1 mid lane. Mid game wasn't any different with relentless pushing from Newbee, slowly taking EG’s base bit by bit--mid barracks first, then top. After a prolonged fight, EG had enough and called GG for game three.

Game four:


The fourth and final game started with Artour 'RTZ' Babaev's getting first blood on Damien 'kpii' Chok's Slardar bot, who went a bit too far into the trilane. Newbee rotated their two supports bot, leaving both mid and top unprotected. This mistake let Syed Sumail 'SumaiL' Hassan and UNiVeRsE get ahead on farm. EG slowly but surely gained momentum with just one bump in the road: a three man Crush from kpii enabled Sccc to deal massive damage and team wipe EG in front of T1 bottom lane. Roshan was the next big objective. EG wanted to take it and Newbee overcommitted trying to stop it three times, all ending up in EG’s favor. EG then took top and moved to mid. After a long fight inside Newbee’s base and multiple buybacks, the Chinese team lost all their heroes and called the GG. With that, EG secured the first LAN title after the fall shuffle.

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  • Number 1 "clariska" of Number 99 ,
    lol i am gonna go shave my head now.EG plays better and better every game.The drafts in the finals of EG was so unpredictable.NB didn't know how to counter act.WP both teams PS:Wonder how Rtz feels living in the shadow of young sumail PPS Viktor am i right to assume your not English?Some sentences are off and a lot of spelling errors and need to work on the articles in general.Either way just wondering :D*No Hate*
    • tung "signalz" nguyen ,
      Can't you just stfu? Why? Because: 1. You mostly speak about what everyone knows, it's like saying "gravity exists you know" in a scientific conference in 2016. 2. You assume pro players' emotion and thoughts like they are kids/teenagers. So I assume you're a talkative good-for-nothing woman. 3. You give stupid predictions based on pure speculation and then if they are wrong you just blame the team you predicted to win. This doesn't produce anything, except annoying people.
    • Nowhere "douchiedude" Man ,
      Ironic considering your post is littered with grammatical errors. "You're" is the contraction for "you are," not "your."
    • Jonmonyo "jonmonyo" Satanista ,
      this clariska. been posting shit on every update with MDL like "Newbee got this.." "EG can't handle OG" -- ohh how I would love to see your face. think i saw him being a fan of OG with all the hype on Miracle- now that Newbee has 2 9k players "Newbee so stronk" puhleaseeeeeee. been posting a lot of shit as if the players don't know what's going on. and before you ask somebody to check their grammar/spelling -- check yours first.. cunt
    • Puto "putosiopao" Siopao ,
      +10 to all of you! clariska we don't need your effing opinion. puhhlleeasee! don't post anything anymore!
    • E "drinkwater" mil ,
      This people just jealous man. Everytime i read ur comment i always feel better, dont give up and keep writing here.
    • Nhat "ZzMashirozZ" Bui Minh ,
      If only you had a brain you could probably be as good as that infamous A-something guy at shit posting.
  • Ste "holypepsi" A ,
    rtz finally got the right team (old ts with s4 was also a perfect team for him)... cr1t and zai can play very aggressive and versatile to give rtz the space he needed... this EG is the strongest yet, defintely a super tier team like old TS.
  • samuel "sammimawon" hutahaean ,
    Overall fresh relationship between EG current players was what they need. Imagine if ppd still be EG's captain. how well would he handle RTZ's return to the team? And btw Cr1t- already proved himself as a good captain for the new EG by winning this tournament. I'm happy for them. As youngsters (under 21 yo) they have so much room to improve themselves, in both skills and attitude. Keep this up EG!!


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