Invictus Gaming claimed the bragging rights in the battle of China as they ousted VG.J in their Group A match to set up a Group A final against Alliance. Invictus Gaming took both the games with ease as they prove that they are still in the race for a direct invite to TI7.
With both teams fighting desperately for that direct invite to the International, they were ready to give it all in the series. But, it was Invictus Gaming who prevailed as they battle it out against Alliance for a place in the playoffs. Let us take a look at both the games.
With a lineup serving the purpose of only pushing the towers, it was expected that Invictus Gaming were going to push early on in the game. IG drew first blood when Burning’s troll pawned Rotk’s Bristleback, thanks to the Jakiro and Kunkka.
Despite IG having the gold lead, it was VG.J who dominated the game, claiming the Kunkka and Jakiro multiple times in the first 20 minutes. With both teams pushing their opposite tier three towers, IG realized that they should be completing the game.
Good map awareness, combined with good team fight decisions lead to VG.J calling GG in the 32nd minute.
Game 2 didn’t start off as aggressive as the first one with the first blood not being drawn until the fourth minute when Rotk’s Batrider was killed in a pickoff. Despite that, VG.J took the early lead, winning team fight after team fight.
It wasn’t until the 25th minute that Burning’s Sven came online. Combined with Dark Seer’s Vacuum Wall combos and Op’s plays on Ember Spirit, IG took firm control of the game as they completed a team wipe in a fight in the 32nd minute.
Failing to push the lanes in the early minutes, VG.J’s Lycan went offline after the 35th minute and Invictus Gaming clinched the much needed victory after their loss to TNC Pro team in the Group matches.
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