Game one started off like any other, with a relatively average laning stage from both sides.
Luckily for OG, they were able to dodge numerous smoke ganks from Alliance, who were trying to capitalize on their early game strength.
Classic OG.N0tail Lakad Matatag moment at TI10
13 minutes in, Captain Johan “N0tail” Sundstein even managed to avoid a nasty gank on Ancient Apparition with some fancy footwork with Dire trees and fog.
He then taunts Alliance by throwing out the cheeky Lakad Matatag afterwards.
Since Alliance failed to pressure them early on, Sébastien “Ceb” Debs quietly farmed up his core items on Legion Commander, and it didn’t take long for him to show why leaving him untouched was a big mistake, because any Alliance hero would melt if caught by a duel.
Ceb and SumaiL were unstoppable in game one of their group stage match
Ceb wasn’t the only problem Alliance had to deal with, because SumaiL had been free farming the entire game, and demolished every hero he touched as soon as he joined fights. How do you even stop a massive Clickz?
With perfect team coordination, trust, and plenty of networth to boot, OG cruised through their first group stage game at TI10 with ease.
Alliance just couldn’t pull away from OG in game two
Game two looked much better for Alliance as they kept up with OG during the laning stage, and even managed to secure a number of kills.
Even with an early game kill advantage however, this wasn’t enough to stop OG from running away with the match. They were able to snatch up kills on core Alliance heroes, keep up in networth, and still throw out classic question marks.
Just like game one, as soon as they had a grasp of the match they, the two-time TI winners did not let go. The kill scores may have looked close for the majority of the game, but N0tail and the boys had the macro game in the bag.
Outfarmed and overwhelmed, Alliance tapped out of game two.
OG ended the series with a clean 2-0, reassuring Dota 2 fans that even though they aren’t running their classic TI lineup, they are still a team to watch out for.
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