Recap of Dota 2 China Regional Finals of Lower Bracket and Upper Bracket Final.
After the first day of Dota 2 in the Chinese Regional Finals we got to see all four teams in action. We had PSG.LGD dominate EHOME and later Royal Never Give Up bringing their A-game against Team Aster. On the second day we will take a closer look at the EHOME against Aster game and the final between LGD and RNG.
PSG.LGD Vs Royal Never Give Up
The two teams started their first match on equal footing in the early game. Both teams were dead focused on taking the Aegis to tip the match their way. At around 25 minutes into the game, EHOME forced Aster to fight for Aegis. This proved to be better for EHOME who were successful in taking the Roshan. EHOME won the massive fight and were 4k gold ahead. Aster tried well to come back into the game, but EHOME kept their lead and pushed wisely with Roshan's advantage. The score in the end was 48-29 in 42 minutes.
The second match was a quiet one with both teams playing a safe yet passive game. Even in the mid-game, it was even. However, things turned upside down when EHOME fought for the Aegis in the 27th-minute. A huge fight broke out and Aster caught hold of the immortality from Roshan. They also got 5k gold ahead in the process. With the advantage, Aster kept increasing the pressure and gap between them and EHOME. Eventually, around the 38-minute mark, Aster were 23k gold ahead. The score in the end was 26-32 in Aster’s favor.
The third match was the complete opposite of the second. Both teams were aggressive from the very beginning. With many fights in quick succession, both teams looked even, and neither were budging to give space. It was only after 20 minutes that Aster started pulling ahead with a 4k gold lead and an Aegis. Soon after taking the lead, Aster dominated the match and stretched the gap to a 20k gold advantage. Unable to fight, EHOME lost 39-30 in 37 minutes.
PSG.LGD Vs Royal Never Give Up
We saw RNG making little plays to get picks offs early in the first match. While there was a constant brawl between the two sides, both of them were very close in net worth and position in the game. This was the case until LGD got the Aegis and started dictating the match. Except for one fight where LGD got caught, RNG couldn’t do much. LGD won 27-33 in 47 minutes.
The second match also had an active early game, as both teams had picked early game heroes. RNG played some exceptional Dota in the aftermath of laning stage. They picked off important heroes and took the Aegis at around 17 minutes. They were able to fight with the Aegis advantage and get ahead in the match. At around 29 minutes into the game, RNG were 7k ahead in gold. However, RNG struggled to push high ground and were caught in terrible fights. As unexpected as Dota 2 is, LGD turned the match on their side. At around 35 minutes, LGD looked to push high ground and played extremely well to do it successfully. RNG took another Aegis and cheese, but couldn’t push high ground. LGD wiped RNG in their attempt to push the barracks. RNG lost 30-20 to LGD.
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