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s4    OG
s4 finished OG's 2-0 loss to Invictus Gaming during the Kiev Major group stages with a final KDA of 12/14/19.

RotoWire Analysis

In Game 1, s4 never had a chance as Clockwerk. A few bad maneuvers in the early game led to iG abusing him in lane for as long as he was willing to stay. In Game 2, s4 had a better time as Clockwerk in the off lane. Doing everything he could to enable N0tail's Spectre, there never seemed to be enough burst damage to follow his hooks and OG were swept away.
N0tail    OG
N0tail finished OG's 2-0 loss to Invictus Gaming during the Kiev Major group stages with a final KDA of 16/8/16.

RotoWire Analysis

In Game 1, N0tail played Arc Warden in the safe lane. Farming just as fast as he could from the very start, N0tail's efforts still weren't enough to overcome s4's woes. With too much in iG's lineup able to deal with OG's strategy, N0tail was never truly in a position to win the game. In Game 2, N0tail played Spectre. Itemization may have been the key to OG's loss with N0tail opting for a Manta Style instead of a Radiance. With nothing to deter Xxs' Magnus from blinking on top of their heroes, OG was tossed about once BurNIng joined the fray.
JerAx    OG
JerAx finished OG's 2-0 loss to Invictus Gaming during the Kiev Major group stages with a final KDA of 4/16/23.

RotoWire Analysis

In Game 1, JerAx's Monkey King posted up in the middle lane with Ana and shared the fate of his core player. Enduring a rough lane set a farm dependant JerAx back and put OG one the back foot early. In Game 2, JerAx found more success by roaming, but his itemization may have unknowingly hurt his team. Opting for a Shadowblade before a Skull Basher kept his Wukong's Command from providing some much-needed lockdown for OG. BurNIng's Anti-Mage proved too elusive and too strong for OG as they were swept for the second time this month by iG.
Ana    OG
Ana finished OG's 2-0 loss to Invictus Gaming during the Kiev Major group stages with a final KDA of 12/12/18.

RotoWire Analysis

In Game 1, Ana was bested on his favorite hero, Invoker. Losing the middle lane to Op's templar Assassin, it never got better as the game progressed. In Game 2, Ana played Dragon Knight. Though he was effective at pushing down objectives and surviving, Ana was unable to be the dynamic playmaker he usually is for OG. Lacking a sense of urgency, OG were surprised by BurNIngs Anti-Mage which rolled over everything in its path on the way to victory.
BurNIng    Invictus Gaming
BurNIng finished Invictus Gaming's 2-0 victory over OG during the Kiev Major group stages with a final KDA of 23/6/22.

RotoWire Analysis

In Game 1, BurNIng's Juggernaut was more than just a carry. The seasoned veteran helped his teammates gank and win lanes, enabling his own success as well as that of his team. In Game 2, things looked bleak for iG, but never for BurNIng. iG diligently protected their carry player, trusting him to guide them to victory if given the space to farm. Their trust was not misplaced as BurNIng showed OG the true power of his Anti-Mage, mowing down heroes, then towers and finally OG's ancient to finish the sweep.
BoBoKa    Invictus Gaming
BoBoKa finished Invictus Gaming's 2-0 victory over OG during the Kiev Major group stages with a final KDA of 10/15/39.

RotoWire Analysis

In Game 1, BoBoKa played a roaming Earth Spirit to great effect. Easily winning the lanes for his teammates, OG never stood a chance and spent the game always chasing iG's lead. In Game 2, BoBoKa seemed to be feeding the game away as Riki. Biding his time and gaining information to keep BurNIng safe, BoBoKa was able to easily contribute to iG's victory march later in the game.
Xxs    Invictus Gaming
Xxs finished Invictus Gaming's 2-0 victory over OG during the Kiev Major group stages with a final KDA of 0/11/25.

RotoWire Analysis

In both games Xxs played Magnus in the off lane and built identically in both games, almost down to the item pickup time. Though he did not take any kills for himself, Xxs was able to provide for his team with consistent multi-man Reverse Polarity plays. Ending the series with a KDA of 0/11/25, Xxs' Magnus might be iG's secret to beating OG.
Op    Invictus Gaming
Op finished Invictus Gaming's 2-0 victory over OG during the Kiev Major group stages with a final KDA of 20/8/29.

RotoWire Analysis

In Game 1, Op's Templar Assassin was the star of the show. He was able to kill every hero on OG at least twice. Getting the better of Ana in the middle lane, Op's quick start combined with iG's domination of s4 in the off lane helped kept OG back peddling until they had nowhere left to run. In Game 2, Op had a rougher time as Storm Spirit. Bullied by Ana's Dragon Knight. He was able to hold on until BurNIng's Anit-Mage was ready to save the day and put OG down for good.
MATUMBAMAN    Team Liquid
MATUMBAMAN finished Team Liquid's 2-1 loss to Thunderbirds during the Kiev Major group stages with a final KDA of 25/12/47.

RotoWire Analysis

In Game 1, MATUMBAMAN was able to keep his head down and farm as Spectre while Miracle kept Thunderbirds at bay. Playing in a comfortable style, MATUMBAMAN was able to lead his team to a victory only once. In Game 2, MATUMBAMAN played Lifestealer. In a lineup with little mobility or setup for him, MATUMBAMAN did his best to secure kills as Liquid failed to close out the series. In Game 3, MATUMBAMAN played the Naga Siren, instead of gh. Thunderbirds were ready, drafting a split pushing lineup that was rarely grouped together and unlikely to be caught by Song of the Siren. Liquid was frustrated and powerless as Thunderbirds marched to a series victory.
Miracle    Team Liquid
Miracle finished Team Liquid's 2-1 loss to Thunderbirds during the Kiev Major group stages with a final KDA of 26/18/37.

RotoWire Analysis

In Game 1, Miracle played Templar Assassin in the middle lane. With high burst damage and good map vision, Miracle was able to hold down the game long enough for MATUMBAMAN's Spectre to take over and win. In Game 2, Miracle played Arc Warden. Looking clumsy and lost, Miracle was without any support as Liquid failed to close out the series. Reeling from Game 2, Miracle played Invoker in Game 3. Dying a few too many times and unable to catch most of Thunderbirds, Miracle and the rest of Liquid flailed about as they lost the series 2-1.
MinD_ContRoL    Team Liquid
MinD_ContRoL finished Team Liquid's 2-1 loss to Thunderbirds during the Kiev Major group stages with a final KDA of 21/21/41.

RotoWire Analysis

In Game 1, MinD_ContRoL played an offlane Doom. Not much more than a walking ultimate, MinD_ContRoL managed to be of use to his team by keeping w33's Invoker from controlling fights or keeping Resolut1on's Wraith King from his second life. In Game 2, light triumphed over darkness as Misery's Keeper of the Light negated MinD_ContRoL's Nightstalker. Dominating the early game MinD_ContRoL quickly fell off as ganks ran awry and Liquid made inefficient trades. In Game 3, MinD_ContRoL failed to make a large impact as Earthshaker. Despite drafting a Naga Siren in desperation, Team Liquid was knocked aside as Thunderbirds completed their comeback bid and took the series 2-1.
KuroKy    Team Liquid
KuroKy finished Team Liquid's 2-1 loss to Thunderbirds during the Kiev Major group stages with a final KDA of 19/30/39.

RotoWire Analysis

KuroKy played Monkey King in all three games, playing an identical strategy in all three games as well. Though KuroKy's play was excellent, ensuring key kills and a few teamfights, his strategy was figured out after Liquid's first and only victory. In Games 2 and 3, KuroKy's greedy build was heavily punished by tanky late game lineups from Thunderbirds.
Moon    Thunderbirds
Moon finished Thunderbirds' 2-1 victory over Team Liquid during the Kiev Major group stages with a final KDA of 8/21/58.

RotoWire Analysis

Though he spent much of his time in the grave, Moon's impact was felt across every game. Laying the groundwork for all of Thunderbirds' victories, Moon was oft sacrificed for the good of the team. Playing Sand King in Games 1 and 2, Moon was able to turn several team fights for Thunderbirds with excellent initiation combined with his powerful AOE spells. In Game 3, Moon switched to a Nature's Prophet. Allowing w33 to do the initiating this time around, Moon applied pressure to every lane and allowed Morphling the ability to farm peacefully before overrunning Team Liquid en route to a win.
w33    Thunderbirds
w33 finished Thunderbirds' 2-1 victory over Team Liquid during the Kiev Major group stages with a final KDA of 36/11/34.

RotoWire Analysis

In Game 1, w33 played Invoker in the middle lane. Though he farmed well early on, too many deaths in the mid-game spelled doom for w33 and Thunderbirds along with him. In Game 2, w33 played Bristleback. So tanky that he was essentially untouchable, w33 marched his team to victory without recording a single death. In Game 3, w33 played Puck. His high burst damage and excellent initiation served him well as he offered up Team Liquid on a platter for Resolut1on's Morphing.
Resolut1on    Thunderbirds
Resolut1on finished Thunderbirds' 2-1 victory over Team Liquid during the Kiev Major group stages with a final KDA of 37/9/40.

RotoWire Analysis

In Game 1, Resolut1on played Wraith King well during the early game, but fell off as the game progressed. Always present during ganks and helping to secure kills with his stun, Resolut1on's future look promising until his farm began to stagnate. In Game 2, Resolut1on's Terrorblade was effective. He pushed down towers and died very little, but took a backseat to w33's Bristleback, who stole the show as Thunderbirds evened the series. In Game 3, it was Resolut1on's time to shine as Morphling. A walking scourge, Resolut1on ravaged Team Liquid finishing the game with a KDA of 22/2/15.
Misery    Thunderbirds
Misery finished Thunderbirds' 2-1 victory over Team Liquid during the Kiev Major group stages with a final KDA of 8/32/41.

RotoWire Analysis

In Game 1, Misery played a jungling Beastmaster. Despite slow farm and many deaths, Misery was able to help his team secure several key team fights before falling to Liquid. In Game 2, Misery helped secure Thunderbird's pushing power as Keeper of the Light. Going Aghanim's Scepter early, Misery was able to increase his team's survivability to end the game in good time. In Game 3, Misery played an unusual Pudge. Though he died often, he gave more to his allies than he did the enemy. Misery landed several hooks that lead to valuable pickoffs to complete Thunderbird's comeback and take the series 2-1.
dogf1ghts    Invictus Gaming.Vitality
dogf1ghts finished Invictus Gaming Vitality's 2-1 loss to Team Random during the Kiev Major group stages with a final KDA of 2/15/35.

RotoWire Analysis

In Game 1, dogf1ghts played Treant Protector in an effort to combat the split-push Brewmaster strategy. With the strategy's diminished potency, Treant was exactly what was needed to compliment InJuly's Centaur Warrunner. In Game 2 and 3, dogf1ghts roaming Riki played far too greedy for the lineup drafted by his team. Combined with his lack of kills and myriad of deaths, dogf1ghts was the biggest contributor to his team's difficulties.
InJuly    Invictus Gaming.Vitality
InJuly finished Invictus Gaming Vitality's 2-1 loss to Team Random during the Kiev Major group stages with a final KDA of 7/10/28

RotoWire Analysis

In Game 1, InJuly was able to help snag a win as Centaur Warrunner. Making stellar engagements off the back of a 12-minute Blink Dagger and setting up the Chaotic Offering from super. In Games 2 and 3, InJuly was punished as Magnus. Playing the hero in both games, the greedy pick with minimal support helped be iGV's undoing as Team Random stormed back to win the series.
Mason    Digital Chaos
Mason played a consistent series for Digital Chaos in their win over Newbee in the Kiev Major. The veteran carry finished with a KDA of 12/11/33.

RotoWire Analysis

Mason didn't actually play the traditional carry role for DC in the series. He opened the series with the carry Vengeful Spirit and rode the momentum his team had from the early game. His eight kills and 27 assists was crucial in helping his team secure the easy opening victory. In Game 2, Mason went for a safelane Timbersaw. Again he played a very involved game for DC as he was always in the thick of action with his innate tankiness. His Bloodstone charges were constantly high as Newbee rarely took him down.
DuBu    Digital Chaos
DuBu was an annoyance for Newbee as Digital Chaos make short work of the Chinese squad in the Kiev Major. The Korean star finished with a KDA of 9/12/43.

RotoWire Analysis

DuBu started the series with the still popular Monkey King. He made a lot of plays in the early game that helped his team secure the game with his vision game and Boundless Strikes. His crucial 28-minute Skull Basher was also nifty for his team as he provided the extra crowd control. In the second game, DuBu went with Undying. He had no fear as he pressured Newbee early with his constant Decay spams and Tombstones. Despite playing from behind, DuBu controlled himself and limited his deaths and ended up having the highest assists (21) by the end of the game.