OGA Dota PIT Season 2: Europe/CIS opened today with an upper bracket series between Natus Vincere and Alliance as the two fought to avoid dropping into the lower bracket.
Once upon a time, Na’Vi versus Alliance was considered the El Clasico matchup within Dota 2, especially after The International 2013 Grand Finals. However, as time has passed, Na’Vi have fallen off quite a bit and both teams have seen multiple roster changes – except the return of Gustav ‘s4’ Magnusson has seen a huge resurgence for the squad. With Na’Vi making a few roster changes themselves just a few days ago, the team would be hoping to find a victory over their once main rival.
Alliance went into the best-of-three series looking extremely strong as they claimed an early lead in the first game and never let it go in the 38-minutes which it lasted. While Na’Vi did claim some crucial kills through the game, it was never enough to turn the tides and Alliance would take a solid lead in the series.
Game two would see things get worse for Na’Vi as they struggled to find their footing with Nikolay ‘Nikobaby’ Nikolov picking up his brilliant Morphling and leaving the Na’Vi squad in their dust. It took only 25-minutes for game two to be over as Alliance took a commanding 2-0 victory and moved into the next round of upper bracket action at the OGA Dota PIT Season 2 EU/CIS event.
For Na’Vi, they will now have to fight through the lower bracket if they want to continue on in the tournament with their next challenger being decided later between Vikin.gg and FlyToMoon.