Good evening! It’s time for the decisive match of The International 2017. In a series of up to three wins, Team Liquid will compete against the Chinese NewBee – the winner will take home Aegis and the biggest prize fund in the history of e-sports, which is more than $ 10,000,000.
Newbee vs Liquid | 1st Map
Nature’s Prophet from MinD_ContRoL again abruptly starts the game on its signature hero, killing kpii on the Batrider! Immediately after this, team gathering at the mid lane, where Liquid manages to make two kills and kill the courier. The European team dominates the lanes, the score is 6 : 0. NewBee respond with a gank on the Troll Warlord (Miracle), but after losing three heroes on the bottom lane. Summing up the subtotals – after 10 minutes “Liquids” lead with 11: 2 score and with more than six thousand gold. Roshan is under protection, but the courier again dies.
The game is calmed down a bit, and then each time loses two heroes. Liquid killed the Bloodseeker (Moogy), took the tower and went to Roshan. NewBee do not have time to stop them and just lose three more heroes. Aegis helps the European five to increase the advantage. Nevertheless, it’s not easy for them to go to the high ground, they lose several heroes. But with the third attempt, Liquid manages to send several heroes to the tavern, destroy one side and switch to the second one. The Chinese Newbee are forced to surrender.
Newbee vs Liquid | 2nd Map
Ancient Apparition (KuroKy) turned out to be very far away, and Anti-Mage (Moogy) makes an important kill. By the third minute, NewBee are managed to make a kill on the each lane. Alchemist (Miracle) goes into the jungle, but he’s again overtaken by Queen of Pain (Sccc), and it’s 4 : 0. The Chinese dominate the whole map but do not so much overcome the opponents in gold only because of the Miracle on Alchemist. Liquid continues to make many mistakes and give away the initiative.
Newbee finally could manage to perform a kill of the Alchemist (Miracle), once again slowing down his farm. The other two Liquid’s heroes are very seriously behind their opponents. Nevertheless, they find it possible to gather up – for example, they managed to destroy the T2 at the top and Sand King (kaka). The NewBee released a little their grip on the Liquid’s head, and they use this opportunity to improve the situation.
However, the Chinese are still ahead – in the absence of Alchemist (Miracle), they manage to exchange one hero for three enemies. However, Liquid answers very cool, taking Roshan: NewBee did not have time to prepare for the fight and lost it, losing most of their heroes. Suddenly Alchemist (Miracle) became very strong and with two lives decides to go on the high ground.
The team from the Middle Kingdom as a result of several errors in the defense loses the side and three buybacks, but the fight at the base still conducts very unsuccessfully. Now Liquid wins 9000 gold. And now nobody can stop them – Alchemist (Miracle) comes on the second side, and Anti-Mage (Moogy) as a result remains without a buyback. NewBee forced to surrender.
Newbee vs Liquid | 3rd Map
Gh on Earthshaker changed lane, killed Sand King (kaka) and get gold for the first blood. NewBee perfectly act on the top line and capture the initial advantage. Death Prophet (Sccc) at the bottom takes the tower, Juggernaut (Miracle) responds by killing Centaur Warrunner (kpii). The game is very equal, but the Chinese’s advantage is their push potential. However, when they trying to take away the central t1 they lose two heroes.
Liquid beat off all enemies – once again after the loss of two heroes they manage not only to deff T2 in the top, but also to catch up with two enemies. Then there is a one-to-one exchange, but the “Liquids” themselves take the tower on top. At the 19th minute, Earthshaker (GH) made a mistake at the center – it’s not only two deaths, but also the opportunity for NewBee to kill Roshan. However, the embattled representatives of the Celestial Empire for some reason do not rush, which plays into the hands of the opponent.
Sand King (kaka) is acting controversially, – NewBee respond with a frag on Juggernaut (Miracle). Then follows the exchange of 1 in 1, the Chinese led 4 thousand on gold. The Chinese try to go to Roshan in a smoke and exchange it for T2, but Liquid guessed it and could break into the roshpit. Magnificent fight, minus four and Aegis – and immediately after that the European five takes t3 at the center.
Liquid returns to destroy T3 on the bot, but lose three heroes in exchange for one, although they are still leading five thousand on gold. At the next attack, they manage to kill two characters and to force them to buy back. The teams stand near Roshan in anticipation of the decisive battle. As a result, NewBee caught, but could not kill (there was only 100 hp) Juggernaut (Miracle) and paid for it – minus five.
The European team takes Roshan and going to take barracks. Another team fight – and the game is over. This is 3 : 0, the Kuro team wins the International 2017!