Having recently beat them in the grand final of EPIC League
Division 1, Virtus.pro’s first series at the OGA Dota PIT Season 4: Europe/CIS
would be none other than OG as the two teams were hoping to avoid the lower
bracket of the event.
It has only been two days since Virtus.pro played an absolutely amazing event to beat OG in the grand finals of EPIC League and now, the two teams would go head-to-head again as they got their OGA Dota PIT Season 4 tournament run started. However, for OG, one thing would be different, as Yeik “MidOne” Nai Zheng would sit out the event and be replaced by Igor “iLTW” Filatov for the duration – something confirmed earlier today via OG’s Twitter account.
Nobody could understand why OG decided to go with the lineup
that they did, placing Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen on a middle lane
Luna, a hero which definitely had not been seen much in recent events. To nobody’s
surprise, OG struggled to find their footing in game one, being destroyed by VP
across the map and unable to find kills or farm. OG were not even able to break
double digits on the scoreboard as the 25-minute game came to an end with an
easy victory for VP with Egor “epileptick1d” Grigorenko’s Phantom Assassin
OG weren’t about to give up their upper bracket place without
a fight and game two showed that, much like they did in the recent EPIC League.
Although things went back-and-forth between the two teams, with VP trying their
best to keep up with OG, it was nowhere near enough – even with another PA. With
a tied series, it was down to one last game to split the two teams. Game three
was another fantastic fight between the two teams, and it was OG whose expertise
begun to shine through.
Taking a few pages out the Vici Gaming book, OG went for the
Topson Snapfire mid-lane for the second game in a row, and it worked perfectly.
With a third PA from epileptick1d failing to reach the heights of game one, VP eventually
slipped into a monumental deficit. While there was one brief moment where they
managed to wipe OG, it was not enough to withstand their opponent’s lineup as
they fell to a 1-2 defeat.
With that, Virtus.pro drop into the lower bracket of the OGA Dota PIT Season 4: EU/CIS, while OG get some revenge for their recent defeat and move forward in the upper bracket, with their next opponent to be decided in the final series of the day between Team Nigma and Vikin.gg.
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