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LGD guarantees a Top 8 finish after dominating Digital Chaos 2-0

TI7 is truly looking to be an excellent tournament for Chinese teams as LGD dominated Digital Chaos 2-0. With their win, LGD guaranteed a Top 8 finish. And with DC’s loss, the Filipino TI dream is over, as the last Pinoy Player Abed is eliminated.

Game 1

Digital Chaos

Mason “mason” Venne – Lycan
Abed Azel “Abed” Yusop – Meepo
Lee “Forev” Sang-don – Queen of Pain
Kanishka ‘Sam’ “BuLba” Sosale – Spirit Breaker
Kim “DuBu” Doo-young – Dazzle

LGD

Wang “Ame” Chunyu – Chaos Knight
Lu “Maybe” Yao – Mirana
Ren “eLeVeN” Yangwei – Magnus
Yao “Yao” Zhengzheng – Night Stalker
Chen “Victoria” Guanhong – Shadow Shaman

DC picked up a signature Meepo for Abed, the first Meepo pick of TI7. The game started off with a 1-1 trade between DuBu and eLeVeN before the creeps spawned. The laning stage saw some more trades for both teams, with the kill score being 8-5 in favor of DC 10 minutes in. Critically for DC, Abed’s Meepo had good farm and experience coming into the mid game.

While Abed continued to find farm on Meepo, LGD made successful ganks in the mid game, and their three cores found great farm. With the rest of DC’s cores starved for farm, LGD confidently went for a mid push at the 20 minute mark. DC tried to defend, but Meepo got caught in eLeVeN’s Reverse Polarity, leading to LGD killing 3 DC heroes and taking the mid set of barracks.

DC went for a desperate smoke attempt a few minutes after, but LGD also smoked at the same time, and the Chinese team wiped DC. LGD quickly barreled onto the top lane, leading DC to call an early GG 22 minutes in.

Game 2

Digital Chaos

Mason “mason” Venne – Sven
Abed Azel “Abed” Yusop – Lina
Lee “Forev” Sang-don – Nature’s Prophet
Kanishka ‘Sam’ “BuLba” Sosale – Sand King
Kim “DuBu” Doo-young – Ancient Apparition

LGD

Wang “Ame” Chunyu – Anti-Mage
Lu “Maybe” Yao – Death Prophet
Ren “eLeVeN” Yangwei – Magnus
Yao “Yao” Zhengzheng – Oracle
Chen “Victoria” Guanhong – Kunkka

Game 2’s early game was uneventful compared to Game 1, as first blood was only taken at the 4-minute mark, with Bulba giving up a kill to LGD. DC answered with a kill of their own on Maybe’s Death Prophet. Maybe came back with a vengeance a few minutes after, as he rotated up top and got a triple kill against DC. Maybe did get caught out at the 9-minute mark, leading to two kills for DC.

LGD found a few more pick-offs near the end of the laning stage, and their cores took the top spots in net worth coming into the mid game. With LGD having a net worth lead, DC roamed the map looking for kills, and they found three kills on LGD heroes 16 minutes in. After the fight, the teams felt content to just farm the map, and Ame’s Anti-Mage pulled away in net worth.

DC successfully took down Roshan and grabbed the Aegis at the 22-minute mark, and they went for a high ground push at top after. While they got some kills, they were repelled by Maybe, all while Ame split-pushed and destroyed DC’s tier 3 mid tower. DC again tried to break high ground, but LGD got the best of them, killing DC’s three cores.

At the 29-minute mark, Ame had a huge net-worth lead (nearly 10k ahead of Mason’s Sven). At that time, he also recorded a Rampage against DC. As Ame and LGD’s lead proved too much to handle, DC called GG 32 minutes in.