Nigma are the champions of OGA Dota PIT Season 2: EU/CIS
CMD368 – As Alliance eliminated OG in the lower bracket finals, the grand finals of the OGA Dota PIT Season 2: Europe/CIS event was set as Alliance would take on Team Nigma for the title. Even though Alliance looked extremely strong early in the series, it was Nigma who managed to rip through their opponents and become the first grand finalists at OGA Dota PIT Season 2: EU/CIS. But Alliance were hungry for a rematch and after a strong series against OG, they got their wish.
While Alliance had looked extremely good against OG, Nigma just seemed to be in a category of their own as the grand finals got under way. Although Alliance had some brief moments where they almost found their way into the game, their difficulty to find farm on any of their core players showed as even an Anti-Mage from Nikolay ‘Nikobaby’ Nikolav was unable to bring Alliance out of hole. Game two was not even close though as Nigma turned up the heat and destroyed their opponent, with Amer ‘Miracle’ Al-Barkawi’s Spectre going 15-2-17 over the 35-minute game, claiming nearly half of his team’s kills.
With match and championship point, Nigma were, once again, looking amazing as they took the fight to Alliance with a Faceless Void, Magnus and Warlock lineup – giving them an amazing team fight lineup. Nigma were in control for pretty much of the early phases but the game descended into a massive back-and-forth brawl, as both teams took huge team fights, expending cooldowns and buybacks to secure a lead. When the dust settled, somehow Alliance were the ones left standing as they managed to take the series to a fourth game.
Game four saw Alliance win against Nigma as both teams found skirmish battles across the mao, with little advantages for either teams. A magnificent Slark from Nikobaby combined with a Disruptor from Artiom ‘fng’ Barshack was the downfall of Nigma as the series was now tied at 2-2.
The final game proceeded at a much slower pace, with both teams wary of the consequences. It looked like Alliance had broke the deadlock, even drawing first blood on Miracle-. It was w33’s Batrider that came to the rescue for Nigma. The star mid laner skirted the line between space creation and reckless feeding near flawlessly, pulling Alliance in all directions and allowing his carry to farm to his heart’s content.
The grueling series had to come to an end and it was Miracle-’s Terrorblade that stood tall with his legion of illusions, forcing Alliance to their knees. This is their first victory at an event since March this year and done without their famed captain, Kuro ‘KuroKy’ Salehi Takhasomi. Nigma earned $70,873 in prize money, while runners-up Alliance will have to make do with just $36,822.
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