Vici Gaming had a flawless run during the Chinese qualifier for AMD Sapphire Dota PIT League. All opponents were defeated without a single loss.
Four teams have been invited in the Chinese qualifier to fight in a dual elimination bracket. Vici Gaming overwhelmed LGD.FY and Invictus Gaming 2 to 0. In the grand finals, also LGD main team lost to them with a 3-0 score.
The Dota PIT Minor will take place in Split, Croatia from November 2nd to 5th. Eight teams will clash for a $300,000 prize pool and 300 Pro Circuit points.
Vici Gaming vs LGD Gaming Bo5 recap
VG only needed three games to end the conflict. During the first match they earned a 10k gold lead after 15 minutes, and improved it up to 20k once the game ended.
The teams were very aggressive, and four big fights took place in the first 6 minutes. VG clearly emerged triumphant out of them: they lost only 3 players, while LGD sustained13 deaths.
Despite the big pressure, Lu "Maybe" Yao was able to farm his Ember Spirit, and ended the match with a more than satisfactory 18-5-10 score. The MVP of Vici Gaming was hang "Paparazi" Chengjun, who played a six-slotted AM with an 800 GPM.
The second map was well-fought by both sides, and at the 35 minute mark the game was still undetermined. LGD had a farmed Arc Warden in their ranks, but his split-pushing/ganking abilities weren't enough to claim the game.
Once the match moved into the late game, VG had the upper hand with their three farmed carries. Zeng "Ori" Jiaoyang played a majestic Storm Spirit scoring 16-2-22: he was the top damage dealer with an absurd 58.6k damage inflicted.
Vici Gaming suffered practically no losses in the last 30 minutes. They gradually brought down the enemy defenses, destroyed the bottom barracks, and forced LGD to call GG.
Game three ended in just 21 minutes and with a 23-12 score for VG. The teams were rather calm in the first 10 minutes, and during the first teamfights both lineups lost a similar amount of heroes.
Vici Gaming’s cores always survived to the clashes, so Paparazzi on Mirana and Ori on Death Prophet could push down lanes and towers after every teamfight. The melee middle barrack fell at 21 minutes, and LGD resolved to surrender.
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