There are only two more days left of The International 2017. Any secret tricks teams entered the tournament with have been used, those who couldn’t hold themselves together have been eliminated, and now it’s down to the best Dota 2 has to offer.

They’re all so close to championing TI7 that they can almost taste it.

Invictus Gaming (0) v. LGD Gaming (2)

Game One

LGD Gaming: Magnus, Tusk, Shadow Shaman, Queen of Pain, Troll Warlord
Invictus Gaming: Earth Spirit, Death Prophet, Disruptor, Earthshaker, Faceless Void

Invictus Gaming was definitely looking to best LGD Gaming in the team fights – an understandable decision, given both of their histories. IG and LGD both went into the match with extensive knowledge on each other, both have their strengths and weaknesses, and it made sense to run with comfort picks rather than try to shake things up. That appreciation for safety translated well into the game itself, with Invictus Gaming and LGD both willing to focus more on proper early game farming than playing mind games.

The slow game inevitably began to favor LGD, and I feel like this is something that everyone expected. For as talented of a roster as Invictus Gaming has, LGD has repeatedly shown that they …read more

Source:: Heavy.com – Games

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