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Aster destroyed the defending Major champions, by 2-0 in the DreamLeague Season 13: The Leipzig Major group stage as TNC Predator still not adjusted well in the new patch. TNC is facing a problem mainly in execution as they haven’t found their reliable picks. Read the article to see how TNC lost the series.


Game 1

TNC had a great draft and covered important advantages except for counters. Aster only focused on picking counter heroes instead of thinking about synergy.

DurationAttackerActionLocationHero’s DiedProfit to
10TNC4 man rotationbotAster 1, TNC 2Aster
16Aster5 man gankmidAster 2,
TNC 3
Aster
18 TNC 5 man defensemidAster 0,
TNC 1
Aster
21 TNC 5 man gankbotAster 1,
TNC 2
Aster
25aster3 man smoke gankenemy shrineAster 0,
TNC 2
Aster
28Aster4 man ganktopAster 0,
TNC 1
Aster
36 TNC 5 man gankbotAster 1,
TNC 3
Aster
49Asterpushtier 3 topAster 0,
TNC 5
Aster
49 TNC call GG

Mistakes:

This was a brutal game for TNC as they couldn’t win a single fight. Even when they ganked the enemy, they had to lose more heroes. In the timeline above, all engagements marked profit to Aster. There wasn’t a single team fight in which TNC killed more than 2 Aster heroes. TNC were out-farmed from the beginning and there were no clever rotations by TNC to find some kills on that map without an exchange. TNC also needs to change their drafting style and pick more lane aggressive heroes so that they can play on the offensive for once.


Game 2

TNC tried to play the by Naga -Disruptor combo and create even more synergy in their draft by picking OD and Riki but they couldn’t execute the strategy. TNC’s only advantage was in defending whereas Aster had good advantage in durability, healing, nuke damage, pushing, mobility and initiation.

DurationAttackerActionLocationHero’s DiedProfit to
4 TNC smoke gankmidAster 1, TNC 0 TNC
12Aster3 man smoke gankmidAster 1, TNC 6Aster
15 TNC 5 man ganktopAster 1, TNC 0 TNC
18Astercasual gankmidAster 1, TNC 0 TNC
26 TNC 5 man gankenemy shrineAster 0, TNC 1Aster
32Asterpushbot tier 3Aster 0, TNC 9Aster
33 TNC call GG

Mistakes:

TNC’s Tims secured a good laning by making a couple of rotations but the entire team didn’t unite to make an aggressive gank. Until 12 minutes into the game, TNC didn’t take advantage of the little lead they had and kept on farming whereas Aster decided to attack TNC’s mid tier 1 twoer where they lost 1 hero and killed TNC’s 6 heroes, including a buyback. This fight secured a huge lead and map control to Aster’s favour. After that, no matter how much how TNC tried, they couldn’t take control of the game.

A tip for young players

Think more when you make a synergy in your draft as here TNC wanted to make synergy between 4 of their heroes, Naga, Disruptor, Riki and OD. But they didn’t realise that OD and Riki need a lot of items to execute that combo which can happen only at a later stage in the game s,o in all the fights in the mid game they had no damage with their combo.

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