TI7: LGD cause some chaos of their own, eliminating DC 2-0
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In a short series, which lasted just under an hour, LGD showed why they were one of the frontrunners in the group stage and eliminated DC from the International 2017.
With a strong showing against Digital Chaos, LGD keeps the Chinese presence strong at the International 2017. With this victory, LGD makes the International 2017 a showdown between Europe, CIS, and China.
In the early stages, focus was on the bottom lane, where LGD and DC constantly traded kills. On the other side of the map, Mason ‘
Game two saw both teams pick some comfort heroes, with a Sand King and Sven for Sam ‘
Early on, both teams were relatively even in the laning stage, with the exception of Ame-, who had a terrible time in his safelane thanks to DC’s aggression. Bulba was much more active on his Sand King, backed up by DuBu’s Ancient Apparition and their rotations picked up a number of kills around the map. Likewise, LGD’s rotations also proved effective, as both teams traded kills. Despite being relatively even, the exception came from eleven’s Magnus in the top lane. Like in game one, DC were unable to stop the Magnus from farming, and despite being in the offlane, had his Blink Dagger in relatively short time. As objectives began to fall around the map, DC looked to be in better position compared to game one.
Perhaps learning from their failure to initiate last game, DC were the ones who were truly aggressive this time and they found three kills in the LGD forest around 16 minutes after destroying their tier two tower. A few minutes later, at 22, DC took Roshan thanks to eleven whiffing a big RP in the midlane. Armed with the Aegis DC looked for a highground push at 24, but Ame-‘s AM, who had a poor start in the laning stage, took DC’s tier three and forced them back empty-handed. At this point, Ame- had caught up in terms of farm, and DC seemed to have no answer for the hero. A few minutes after fending off creeps, DC found a good pickoff on eleven and transitioned into another highground push. Unfortunately, they were once again unsuccessful, as LGD held their position. LGD stormed down the middle lane off that victory and took down the middle melee barracks. At this point, the game was all but over as Ame- had racked up an astonishing 410 CS at 28 minutes. A few minutes later, Ame- picked up a rampage in an impeccable team fight by LGD. DC, knowing that their tournament lives were on the line, decided to go for a desperate Roshan kill, which ultimately failed, as despite claiming the aegis, they lost four and the burned through mason’s second life. Shortly after, DC called GG in just over 30 minutes.
LGD moves on to face OG in the next round of the lower bracket, where both teams play for elimination once again.
Source: GosuGamers Dota 2