Dotaland note: Interesting bits of commentary from DK team members on LGD.cn’s loss as well at the end of this piece.
On Dec 26, Team DK, who had previously been crushed 2-0 by ForLove in the first match of the tournament, arrived at the venue to spectate the match between LGD.cn and LGD.int in the G-League Season 2 Dota2 offline tournament. After the first game in the match, Gamefy staff got a quick interview with DK’s Dai-god.
Q: Hello, Dai-god, say hello to Gamefy’s fans?
Dai: Hi everyone, I am DK’s Dai. My name is Zengrong Lei.
Q: Can you reveal to us why you guys are here watching this match?
Dai: Yesterday we lost to ForLove, today we’re here to take a look and scout out the match between LGD.cn and LGD.int.
Q: Yesterday you lost to ForLove, what was the cause of this?
Dai: Yesterday’s loss to ForLove was truly down to our own mistakes, in many places we didn’t play well enough. From our form, to our bans/picks, there were problems throughout.
Q: After losing to ForLove, your chances of advancing from your group aren’t looking great, how will you deal with this in upcoming matches?
Dai: Our next matches are against LGD.int and LGD.cn; both teams are very strong, plus LGD.cn has just won The Asia 2012 and will be on good form, so playing them will be exceptionally difficult.
Q: Then, after viewing their match today, any thoughts or plans on how to counter them?
Dai: Not really anything specific, the most important thing is still to play to our full potential.
Q: Thank you Dai-god for the interview.
The skies of change are always unpredictable — just after our interview with Dai, LGD.int posted their breathtaking 24-0 win over LGD.cn in game two to begin their turnaround.
Afterwards we also managed to speak with other DK members present at the venue and got their thoughts on the match between LGD.cn and LGD.int going on at the time. Super expressed that he was speechless, and that he couldn’t watch any longer. xB, Dai, and 357 all said that they felt LGD.cn tried to play too defensively and ‘camped’ too hard. BurNIng straight up exclaimed that LGD.int was impressive! And DK’s manager Farseer coolly analyized that, from the bans and picks it was already evident that LGD.int would win; they obviously had practiced this roster before, previously they had used the exact same roster before! Commnetator Nekomata (aka Danche 单车) thought that LGD.cn should really ban Chen — Enchantress with no jungle is useless, while Chen with no jungle can still push well. LGD.int’s dual gank worked well, leaving LGD.cn with no real options!
Analysis: Indeed as Farseer and Nekomata said, it was evident from the game that this was something LGD.int had practiced before. It is obvious that in the current patch version, ban/picks are very important, and LGD.cn in the third game decisively banned the excellent Chen, Luna, and Nyx. But nonetheless, for a top tier team such as LGD.cn to lose a game by 24-0… is still a bit hard to swallow.