LGD started of extremly well, Sven was roaming all 3 lanes constantly, showing a great roaming performance, at one point he had 3/0/3 and lvl 5, with roaming only. Burning kept the good farm up, with the highest CS at the map, but Sylar had some kills which gave him an advantage. Burning got his Radiance at minute 15, Prophet already had Midas and Necronomicon level 1 by then (Necro turned out to be a crucial item). Both teams were farming up, DK played around their main farmers since they lost a few heroes early on - it was time to play the Burning Dota. Eventually there was a fight in the midlane, LGD was defending the rax. Void used a Chronosphere only on the Spirit Bear, he missed everyone else and Yao's Panda blinked into the clash without mana to cast Primal Split (necros from rOtk drained out all of his mana). Later on, DK was pushing the bot rax, but LGD pulled off a perfect fight, killing a several DK heroes (they even bought back). It seemed a comeback from LGD was at hand but when they went to kill the Roshan and instead of focusing on him they left rosh at 30% his life and went chasing DK, which made them to die multiple time. During this crazy fight, Void chronosphered Burning but got roared by Super and then Burning got Forced by Dai the second the Chrono was over. LGD continued chasing Burning but the Spirit Bear and big plays by Dai turned the fight, killing all of LGD. DK finished the Roshan and pused out bottom raxes and xiao8 called the GG. DK is now one map from eliminating LGD.
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A three man gank which is basically impossible to survive (SD, Lesh, Sven) drew the first blood mid on Super. Sylar was farming away at the botlane but Burning got a double kill on top when a gank from LGD went awry, mostly due to a TP from Super. Burning bought a Drum with the gold, pointing DKs strategy towards a teamfight pressured one. A clash broke out at the Radiant's tier 1 tower before the 16 minute mark, resulting in absolutely 0 kills even though there was a Storm Hammer followed by a Split Earth on three heroes. The Roar was used though, giving Sylar one more minute of safe farm. DK regained map control with Beastmaster's hawk and took down towers followed by few single pick-offs on xiao8 and Yao. Burning finished Diffusal Blade for more mid game dominance and Earthshaker got his dagger before the 24th minute even though he was level 5 at minute 17. However, Sylar finally joined the fight resulting in a double kill for him followed by an ultra kill at the Rosh pit just a bit later, where Xiao8 landed a Storm Hammer on 4 heroes. Super lost his Gem to Yao and he started denying all of DK's wards. The networth for Sylar at minute 33 was 19k, about 7k more than Burning. After some more farming, the Siege began. LGD set up camp just outside DK's base and started the pressure (disruption on AM + Manta). The tier 3 tower dropped, Bat blinked into the base and Super Roared an illusion. A really chaotic fight broke out followed by almost 0 casualties. But it didn't change much except putting the Glyph on cooldown. The melee rax went down next attempt but Sylar was really shut down in the fight. Dai stole the Lasso and used it on Sylar, and then Super roared him. The fight ended in a 1vs1 Mortal Kombat style fight between Sylar and Burning. Burning killed Sylar but got killed right afterwards by Shadow Demon. Both bought back. DK managed to get the next Roshan but lost the aegis right after and then Sylar managed to get a bot rax. It was time to camp up for the top lane siege. The game seemed done but DK won the fight by basically locking down all of LGD's heroes with all of their skills and items. DK killed the next Roshan but nothing really happened with it. Dai's Rubick has played really big this game, always stealing the right spells such as Lasso. DK took down ANOTHER Roshan, the Aegis went to Super's Beastmaster. The 70-minute is passed and another clash was attempted outside LGD's base, the first ones too fall was actually both Sylar and Burning, both bought back but Burning had 10 sec cooldown on his Boots of Travel and Shadow Demon's illusions of Phantom Lancer were building up their own army. LGD won that fight and then before minute 75 LGD managed to caught DK outside their base and killed of Beastmaster quickly followed by Burning falling with his buyback on cooldown. The disruption really ripped both Burning and his team apart. That settled the game and LGD took down the remains of the Dire's heroes and buildings. GG, epic match! The winner of next game gets 2nd place in the group and the loser gets eliminated. It's do or die.
Game 2 is recommended for sure!
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Winter was shouting "NOOO! Nooo noo, what are you doing?!" when LGD didn't ban Rubick vs Enigma, Batrider, Luna. Then DK obviously picked it. The game started out good for LGD though, they got the better farm on all lanes and managed to get two kills on the contested trilane, one of them being Burning dying. DK got a good trade in the river killing 3 and losing rOtk (some of you would say 'ofcourse' to the last part). LGD took two more kills and claimed the mid tier 2 tower at 15 minutes, giving them a 4-0 advantage in terms of towers. Both Enigma and Luna farmed towards their Black King Bars. Burning's farm started off to slow, so he ditched Radiance-rush and bought Treads + Vit Booster. Roshan went down to the Dire at minute 17 and Luna claimed the Aegis. The siege began at 21 minutes already, LGD went in, black holed, tombed, eclipsed and took down the mid rax. The gap was too big, the support Undying by DD even had Mekansm + Reaver after that push. DK called the "gg" and takes the loss, sadly eliminated from G-League after some impressive plays from them.
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LGD takes second place in the group, DK are eliminated.