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Complexity Gaming secure a place for StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 3

Posted by Siddharth "Gopya" Gopujkar at 25 September 2017 09:30

CompLexity Gaming secured a slot at the SL i-League  Invitational Season 3  LAN playoffs.

Complexity has been through some rough days. Not just the banner, but all the players currently in the squad. While Swindlez, Zfreek, and Moo were having a hard time trying to hold the Complexity banner high, the estranged brothers Limp and Chessie were not having a ball either. But when they came together (sans Handsken), it was as if we got to see the team of old times which had made a mark on the NA scene. PLaying through a tough bracket, the renewed Complexity took down Evil Geniuses once and PPD's team, The Dire, twice to make it through to StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 3 in Kiev!

Game one: The Dire-17  Complexity Gaming-22 (36 minutes)

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compLexity Gaming lineup

The Dire

ZfreeK Io Io
Limmp Tiny Tiny
swindlemelonzz Warlock Warlock
Moo-Fak Centaur Warrunner Centaur Warrunner
Chessie Puck Puck
Bans:
Necrophos Venomancer Clinkz Lifestealer Juggernaut
The Dire lineup

The Radiant

Ancient Apparition Ancient Apparition ppd
Spirit Breaker Spirit Breaker MiSeRy-
Razor Razor CC&C
Dark Seer Dark Seer Zai
Bloodseeker Bloodseeker Pajkatt
Bans:
Earthshaker Jakiro Phantom Lancer Silencer Lone Druid

Whatever the meta, if you forget that there is an Io player on the opposite team and let it through, there's bad things waiting to happen! Complexity got their hands on the Io for Zfreek, who I believe is still one of the best position four players out there while Limp was on Tiny, a long lost hero who has, in the last few days, started making some appearances. The duo dominated the mid lane against CCnC's Razor and got the first blood on him. Misery's charges did manage a few pickoffs here and there and the game quite even till the 20th minute mark with Complexity having a 3k gold lead. After that, however, it all fell apart for The Dire. Losing the next two fights, they found themselves defending against a Tiny with a Scepter, Assault Cuirass, and a Double Damage rune! Limp four shotted the Melee Barracks and three shotted the Ranged one. PPD's Ancient Apparition would have needed more hits to kill a ranged creep! They did manage to kill Tiny twice after that (he had the Aegis), but when he respawned, he wrecked havoc again. With three heroes without buyback, The Dire threw in the towel to give Complexity a 1-0 lead.

Game two: The Dire-9  Complexity Gaming-23 (26 minutes)

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compLexity Gaming lineup

The Dire

ZfreeK Io Io
Limmp Tiny Tiny
swindlemelonzz Warlock Warlock
Moo-Fak Beastmaster Beastmaster
Chessie Bloodseeker Bloodseeker
Bans:
Necrophos Venomancer Clinkz Sven Drow Ranger
The Dire lineup

The Radiant

Earthshaker Earthshaker MiSeRy-
Ancient Apparition Ancient Apparition ppd
Puck Puck CC&C
Weaver Weaver Pajkatt
Timbersaw Timbersaw Zai
Bans:
Jakiro Phantom Lancer Nature's Prophet Silencer Monkey King

It has happened regularly when he captained EG. If PPD lost to a certain draft, he never banned it. Always tried to conquer it by letting the key heroes through. Is it his ego or a mind game, we'll never know. But in game two, Complexity were allowed to get their hands on Tiny-Io once again. And if game one wasn't a lesson in Dota 2 for The Dire, game two surely was! This time, the Tiny didn't die a single time throughout the game and Complexity seemed to be in control throughout. The game ended in just 25 minutes when Tiny jumped on to take down the tier four towers with four members of the opposition down and the 'GG' got called. There was a bit of questionnable drafting with Weaver and Timbersaw picked up without banning the Bloodseeker, which is one of the most favored heroes of the meta (never thought I'd say that).

A special mention must go out to Moo, who had brilliant displays on Centaur and Beastmaster in the two games. This win is something the NA team really needed to boost their confidence, with an action-packed competitive scene on the horizon. Let's see if they can continue with their good form in the days to come! I'm just happy Tiny is back...

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