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Falls flat in the final game of the series
June 10, 2018
xNova finished a very close 2-1 loss to Virtus.pro at the China Supermajor with an overall KDA of 9/23/44.
ANALYSIS
xNova played very well on Vengeful Spirit in Game 1. He managed to pull off the difficult feat of saving his team and setting up for fights but also staying alive. He finished with a 3/2/20 KDA. He played well again in Game 2, on Bane this time, but was defeated in a grueling hour-long game. xNova did a great job even in the ultra-late game when supports generally fall off, but as long games often do it came down to a single fight in the end. He finished with a 6/9/16 KDA. xNova went back to Vengeful Spirit in Game 3 but it didn't go nearly as well as it did in Game 1. This time he was playing the hero from behind and was left to die whenever he used swap. He finished with a 0/12/8 KDA.
Rough time in a close loss to Virtus.pro
June 10, 2018
fy finished with a 19/24/33 overall KDA in a 2-1 loss to Virtus.pro at the China Supermajor.
ANALYSIS
fy played an excellent Clockwerk in Game 1. He did a great job moving around the map early on, making sure that PSG.LGD ended up winning two lanes. fy transitioned well into the mid-game as well, helping to close out a quick win. He finished with an 8/4/13 KDA. In Game 2 fy played Elder Titan. This was a much more difficult affair because VP were extremely intent on bringing him down at the start of fights. He finished with a 4/12/26 KDA. In Game 3 fy played support Windranger. He made some flashy plays despite being far behind almost all game, but it wasn't enough to turn the tides. He finished with a 7/8/4 KDA, getting the most kills on his team.
Ends the series on a harsh low note
June 10, 2018
Chalice started out strong but struggled in the final two games of a close 2-1 loss to Virtus.pro at the China Supermajor. He finished with a 13/26/37 overall KDA.
ANALYSIS
Chalice played a good Beastmaster in Game 1. In teamfights he was usually able to survive through most of it, getting his spells off and making sure his teammates got to fight with his attack speed aura. He finished with a 6/5/11 KDA. In Game 2 Chalice played Doom. He did a great job in the mid-game using Doom to shut down VP's teamfight by denying a key ability from one of the cores. He finished with a 6/6/18 KDA in a rough hour-long loss. In Game 3 Chalice had a miserable time on Beastmaster. He got destroyed by VP, leading the server in deaths with a whopping 15. He finished with a 1/15/8 KDA.
Falls flat after a great Game 1
June 10, 2018
Maybe started out extremely hot but fell off hard in a 2-1 loss to Virtus.pro at the China Supermajor. He finished with a 32/19/19 overall KDA.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Maybe dominated on Shadow Fiend. After getting early souls from fy's Clockwerk Power Cogs Maybe snowballed into completely taking over the game. He could kill any hero with his early Shadow Blade, forcing Virtus.pro to play in fear practically all game. He finished with a 16/1/4 KDA. Maybe played a super aggressive Outworld Devourer in Game 2, diving past tier three towers with a huge lead and giving VP a window back into the game. He finished with a 13/11/11 KDA. In Game 3 Maybe had a miserable time on Invoker. He got dominated practically all game by VP. Maybe wasn't given nearly the space he needed to make his hero work, finishing with a 3/7/4 KDA.
Mediocre showing from PSG.LGD's carry
June 10, 2018
Ame had a rough series in a close 1-2 loss to Virtus.pro at the China Supermajor. He finished with a 19/23/31 overall KDA.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Ame played a decent Arc Warden. He did die a lot but he was able to do a nice job pressuring lanes and farming up. This gave PSG.LGD a lot of ability to move around the map, as well as an insurance policy in case things went wrong. He finished with a 2/5/10 KDA. Ame played well on Monkey King in Game 2 but couldn't keep up his composure as the game dragged on to an hour. A few super aggressive dives into VP's base almost instantly threw away his lead, giving VP a route back into the game. Ame finished with a 13/12/15 KDA. In Game 3 Ame had a tough time, getting shut down on Phantom Lancer. There was a lot of AoE damage on VP, so Ame was never able to get much done with his illusions in fights. He finished with a 4/6/6 KDA.
Advances to another major grand final
June 10, 2018
Solo played well in a close 2-1 win over PSG.LGD at the China Supermajor. He finished with an overall KDA of 12/24/55.
ANALYSIS
Solo started the series with a tough Rubick game. He died extremely quickly in fights to the PSG.LGD cores, not getting a chance to ever put his Spellstealing abilities to work. He finished with a 2/9/8 KDA. Solo played a good Warlock in Game 2, adding a lot of damage and control to VP's teamfight with Fatal Bonds and Chaotic Offering. He did a good job being alive at the right times in the late-game, despite giving up a lot of deaths. He finished with a 5/10/30 KDA. In Game 3 Solo played Bane, backing up his teammates on their way to a convincing Game 3 win. Solo finished with a 5/5/17 KDA.
Racks up over 30 kills in two games as support
June 10, 2018
RodjER finished with a bloodthirsty 36/21/41 overall KDA in a 2-1 win over PSG.LGD at the China Supermajor.
ANALYSIS
RodjER got crushed on Leshrac in Game 1. He had a tough lane and proceeded to get run over along with the rest of Virtus.pro. He finished with a 5/9/6 KDA. In Game 2 RodjER came back in style on Skywrath Mage. He played extremely well in a tense hour-long game. In the end, RodjER's late-game damage was a huge part of what gave VP the win in the end. He finished with a 17/8/21 KDA and 53,400 damage done. Game 3 was another fantastic Skywrath Mage performance from RodjER. He once again gave VP a tremendous damage edge in fights, finishing with a 14/4/14 KDA.
Keeps his cool in a close series
June 10, 2018
9pasha finished an intense 2-1 series vs PSG.LGD at the China Supermajor with an overall KDA of 22/16/55.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 9pasha had a tough time as Night Stalker. In a rare occurrence, Virtus.pro went into the mid-game without having won the majority of the lanes. This made it very difficult for 9pasha to make plays into a powerful PSG.LGD team. He finished with a 4/4/8 KDA. 9pasha played Sand King in Game 2, delivering consistent stuns and initiation throughout a very close hour-long win for VP. He finished with a 9/11/18 KDA. In Game 3 9pasha played Night Stalker again, delivering a much better performance for VP. He got off to a great start and never gave up his momentum. He went for a quick Aghanim's Scepter, giving VP uncontestable vision control of the game. He finished with a 9/1/29 KDA.
Comes through in the clutch for Virtus.pro
June 10, 2018
No[o]ne had a rough start but came back strong in a 2-1 win vs PSG.LGD at the China Supermajor. He finished with an overall KDA of 21/16/50.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 No[o]ne got clobbered on Death Prophet. It's rare for Virtus.pro to look so weak with the hero but getting put on the back foot early made it incredibly difficult for No[o]ne to show up to and survive fights. He finished with a 2/8/6 KDA. No[o]ne played Kunkka in Game 2, giving VP the late-game reach they needed to finally close things out after an hour of tense back and forth. He went for a Divine Rapier at 54 minutes that eventually gave VP the damage to shut LGD out of the game. He finished with a 12/6/23 KDA. In Game 3 No[o]ne played a nice Tinker. He died twice in lane but didn't give up anything afterward. He was always able to show up to fights, delivering on-demand burst and some nice area denial with March of the Machines. He finished with a 7/2/21 KDA.
Closes out the series after a rocky start
June 10, 2018
Ramzes finished with a 24/16/36 overall KDA in a tense 2-1 win over PSG.LGD at the China Supermajor.
ANALYSIS
Ramzes started the series with a rough Terrorblade game. There was too much damage and disable on PSG.LGD for him to do anything with his hero this game. He finished with a 4/5/6 KDA. Game 2 was also difficult for Ramzes, on Faceless Void this time. He had a lot resting on his Chronospheres and there was a lot available to LGD to shut him down. He also accidentally activated a Black King Bar three times, a costly mistake. He finished with a 7/7/21 KDA. Ramzes came roaring back on Sven in Game 3. He had a few deaths in lane but quickly farmed his way back into the game. He hit his stride around 20 minutes and never looked back, finishing with a 13/4/9 KDA.
Dominates Optic at the Supermajor
June 9, 2018
Ramzes cleaned up vs Optic in a 2-0 win at the China Supermajor. He finished with an overall KDA of 23/5/27.
ANALYSIS
Ramzes kicked things off with a nice game on Luna, farming up a storm and carrying Virtus pro through teamfights as the game went on. Ramzes' usefulness was limited for the early parts of the game but after picking up Black King Bar at 24 minutes he was free to join fights. He finished with a 7/2/14 KDA. In Game 2 Ramzes played Spectre. He got off to a slow start, but once he finished up his first few items Ramzes became nearly unstoppable vs Optic. Haunt allowed him to get on top of whatever he wanted with ease, chopping them down very quickly with Desolate. He finished with a 16/3/13 KDA.
Crushes Optic in two games
June 9, 2018
No[o]ne played a great series in a convincing 2-0 win over Optic at the China Supermajor. He finished with a 19/4/33 overall KDA.
ANALYSIS
In the first game of the series, No[o]ne continued to prove that you cannot give Virtus pro Death Prophet. All three cores play the hero but this time it was No[o]ne's turn on Dota's #1 ghost lady. He gave VP tremendous teamfight damage, as well as the ability to follow up with easy objectives. He finished with a 9/2/14 KDA. He dominated Game 2 on Kunkka. In combination with Fatal Bonds from Solo's Warlock, No[o]ne's burst damage was impossible to deal with for Optic. He could burst the entire enemy team for over half health even without getting a Crit, leaving very little room for error on Optic's part. No[o]ne finished with a 10/2/19 KDA.
Advances to the lower bracket finals
June 9, 2018
9pasha finished with a 14/7/32 overall KDA in a 2-0 win over Optic at the China Supermajor.
ANALYSIS
9pasha played Pangolier in Game 1, rolling around and disrupting teamfights while dealing some good damage. He finished with an 8/2/17 KDA. In Game 2 9pasha played a nice Doom. He died a lot in fights but was almost always able to get off Doom before going down. He opted for a much less tanky item build, going for a late-game Scythe of Vyse to close the series out. He finished with a 6/5/15 KDA.
Sends Optic packing
June 9, 2018
RodjER played well in a convincing 2-0 win vs Optic at the China Supermajor. He finished with a 3/14/40 overall KDA.
ANALYSIS
RodjER added another excellent game to his list of Sand King performances. He played well in fights, using his mobility to set up multiple hero stuns into Epicenters. He did die a lot, but it was usually after popping all his damage and stunning into the middle of Optic's team. He finished with a 3/8/21 KDA. Despite not getting a single kill in Game 2, RodjER's Rubick was extremely effective all game. There were some great spells to steal, and RodjER was able to spend most of the game with either Purification Burrowstrike or sometimes even Guardian Angel. He finished with a 0/6/19 KDA.
One step closer to a fifth major win
June 9, 2018
Solo finished with an 8/15/30 overall KDA in a clean 2-0 win vs Optic at the China Supermajor.
ANALYSIS
Solo played a reliable Bane in Game 1, sitting behind his teammates ready with the Nightmare saves or setups. He finished with a 4/5/10 KDA. Solo went back to his more typical sacrificial support style in Game 2, racking up a 4/10/20 KDA on Warlock. Despite his high deaths, he was extremely effective in fights. Fatal Bonds was especially effective, combining with No[o]ne's Kunkka for some insane combo plays.