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Elected mayor of Crit City with his Kunkka play
May 18, 2018
Sccc had a divine performance against Invictus Gaming as Newbee move on in MDL Changsha Major. The star mid laner finished with a KDA of 14/5/13.
ANALYSIS
Sccc played the high tournament win rate Kunkka in their important match against Invictus Gaming. He outplayed Xxs's Dragon Knight in the mid game, quickly farming up a Phase Boots and Drums of Endurance. When he finally got his double Daedalus in the late game, sccc started to have his fun against IG. He was deleting heroes on IG left and right once he got the Divine Rapier, and his critical hits proved too much for IG in the late game.
Excellent all-around game
May 18, 2018
Moogy preyed on Invictus Gaming's objectives as Newbee pick up the win. The carry finished with a KDA of 11/6/15.
ANALYSIS
Moogy found a lot of farm for his Lycan in the laning stage. His Helm of the Dominator and Level 3 Necronomicon came at a very good time. He was constantly at the right place at the right time for his team, looking for Towers or kills when available. Eventually two lanes of Barracks would fall against Moogy as Newbee made the space for him. In the super late game with Mega Creeps on both sides, he got the buyback at the perfect time to help Newbee take the game.
Offlane Death Prophet works out
May 18, 2018
kpii had a rough series but did just enough for Newbee to scrape the win against Invictus Gaming. The Chinese-Australian offlaner finished with a KDA of 4/6/16.
ANALYSIS
kpii's early game had him leave the laning stage as the poorest core in the game. The odd offlane Death Prophet finally showed up in the mid game. With perfect Exorcism usages, kpii managed to help his team take objectives across the map with his very defensive itemization.
Small plays for the big win
May 18, 2018
Kaka made a lot of the little plays for Newbee to help them edge out Invictus Gaming at MDL Changsha. The support finished with a KDA of 1/6/22.
ANALYSIS
Kaka played Tusk in the elimination match against Invictus Gaming. His early rotations cause a lot of annoyance for IG, but it didn't really amount to kills. A big Snowball save on Faith's Shadow Shaman allowed Newbee to swing the game in Newbee's favor. His Aeon Disk in the latter stages of the game allowed him to waste IG's time during crucial engagements.
Gutsy performance in loss
May 18, 2018
BoBoKa was initiating like a god in Invictus Gaming's defeat against Newbee at MDL Changsha. The support finished with a KDA of 5/7/28.
ANALYSIS
BoBoKa came out of the laning stage after some efficient roaming as the game's richest support across both teams. He often put himself in risky positions that created much needed space for his cores to farm across the map. BoBoKa was always on point whether with initial Burrowed Strikes or followups to Srf's Dark Seer's initiations. He was involved in key pick-offs for IG in the late game. Despite his heroics, Invictus Gaming would still be eliminated from the tournament.
Dominant performance in loss
May 18, 2018
Agressif gave it his all, but it wasn't enough as Invictus Gaming fall to Newbee in MDL Changsha. The carry finished with a KDA of 15/2/15.
ANALYSIS
Agressif came out of the laning stage with the highest net worth and quickly got himself a Desolator. However, he didn't really commit to the Infest Bomb combo and often spent time farming safely around the map. When he finally did spend time Infested in his teammates, it was already an uphill battle for IG. In the late game, he became the frontline beast, but an unfortunate critical from sccc's Kunkka deleted both him and IG's chances of winning
On the wrong end of critical hits
May 18, 2018
Xxs was the victim of one too many critical hits against Newbee as Invictus Gaming bow out of MDL Changsha. The young star finished with a KDA of 7/8/10.
ANALYSIS
Xxs struggled in the mid lane against Sccc's Kunkka. He eventually bought a Blink Dagger and Black King Bar to become the beefy initiator of IG. But since he fell behind early, he wasn't very effective in the late game. He didn't really tank up on his items with more HP or armor, and he was just getting destroyed by Sccc's Kunkka in the late game.
Big Vacuum-Walls for naught
May 18, 2018
Srf had a few good plays for Invictus Gaming but it was all for naught at MDL Changsha. The offlaner finished with a KDA of 2/9/14.
ANALYSIS
Srf couldn't really contest Moogy's farm in the early game, but he still found a bit of gold thanks to Ion Shells. In the mid game, Srf had a big Vacuum-Wall combo to make a difficult hold against Newbee's Aegis of the Immortal-powered Siege. But when Newbee started to split up, Srf looked like a deer in the headlights as he didn't know what to do against his impending doom. He eventually made a big play in the game as he found a four-man Vacuum-Wall that sent Newbee reeling. IG managed to get the Megas, but they would still succumb in the late game.
Incredible Tinker game highlights win against TNC
May 16, 2018
Moon was the catalyst that drove Mineski forward in their win against TNC at MDL Changsha. The mid laner finished with a KDA of 27/4/17.
ANALYSIS
Moon completely styled on TNC with his Timbersaw in the series opener. He bullied Armel's Dragon Knight in the laning stage and he got a lot of farm to show for it. With him in the frontline, Mineski were diving Tier 2 towers with ease by the 10-minute mark. Moon's Tinker was the star of the show in Game 2. He took advantage of the fact that TNC had no real way of catching him. Moon even had a bunch of perfect cleanup jobs where he just wiped out TNC in the later engagements with his Dagon 5.
Proves he is still one of the best
May 16, 2018
Mushi turned back the clock against TNC at MDL Changsha. The Malaysian star finished with a KDA of 14/2/33.
ANALYSIS
Mushi had a deathless game with his Gryocopter in the laning phase. He wasn't contested much by Sam H, and his economy game was booming from an early point. In the mid game, Mushi even had a perfect Black King Bar usage that completely destroyed TNC's hopes of mounting a comeback. Mushi's Lifestealer in Game 2 had a slow start but it didn't stop him from having a good game. His 25-minute Radiance was a bit later than he would have liked. When he finally got it, Mushi went old school and actually went for the Ancient Infest trick, which worked wonders for Mineski.
Another impressive performance
May 16, 2018
Jabz was always in the right place at the right time for Mineski in their win against TNC. The spitfire playmaker finished with a KDA of 5/8/35.
ANALYSIS
Jabz's Io in the opening game created problems for TNC from the laning stage. His three-minute Soul Ring allowed Mushi to have unlimited mana in the laning stage. His Relocates were also on point in the mid game, punishing TNC's mistakes across the map. Jabz played Clockwerk in Game 2 of the series. He never really got a lot of farm going, but his initiation was on point for the SEA-based team. Jabz was involved in 25 of his team's 35 kills in a very well-rounded performance from the Thai star.
A consistent force for Mineski
May 16, 2018
iceiceice churned out another good series for Mineski at MDL Changsha against TNC. The offlaner finished with a KDA of 5/5/32.
ANALYSIS
iceicice's Doom had a very fruitful early game against TNC, keeping Raven and his Morphling's farm in check while finding a lot of gold for himself. With timely rotations from ninjaboogie's Bane, he found crucial kills on Raven. Once his Shadow Blade was online, he kept hunting Raven to keep him shut down. iceiceice played Underlord in Game 2. He was harassing Raven very well with the help of Jabz's Clockwerk. ice was just constantly making space for Mineski, and in the late game his Dark Rifts did not disappoint.
Out of his element
May 16, 2018
Armel was schooled by Mineski in MDL Changsha. The mid laner finished with a KDA of 5/13/13.
ANALYSIS
Armel's Dragon Knight never felt safe in the whole of Game 1. He struggled in the laning stage against Moon's Timbersaw. When he tried to rotate to other lanes it was Mushi's Gyrocopter who took him out as TNC were powerless against Mineski's snowball. In Game 2, Armel looked uncomfortable on his Gyrocopter in the mid lane. His rotations weren't really amounting to much, and his Power Treads and Sange & Yasha item build fell way beyond expectation as his team struggled to keep up.
Greedy play punished by opponents
May 16, 2018
Raven couldn't really help TNC in their loss against Mineski at MDL Changsha. The carry finished with a KDA of 9/6/8.
ANALYSIS
Raven's Morphling started out struggling against iceiceice's Doom. He wasn't playing smart with his Agility and Strength balance. Raven's greediness with his Agility was often punished by Mineski with iceiceice and ninjaboogie's Bane. He finally got his Linken's Sphere at the 21-minute mark, but it was already too late for Mineski. In Game 2, his Razor had a good enough early game finding kills for his team. But his itemization as his team's best Tinker hunter came a bit too late. TNC started to swing it around after his 41-minute Blink Dagger as he easily closed onto the Tinker, but Mineski were already far too ahead at that point.
Continues to struggle at MDL
May 16, 2018
Sam H was missing when TNC needed him against Mineski at MDL Changsha. The veteran offlaner finished with a KDA of 7/11/14.
ANALYSIS
Sam H took his chances with the meta-popular Axe in Game 1 against Mineski, but the pick did not pay off at all. He was forced to abandon his lane against Mushi's Gyrocopter early on because of the perfect zoning from ninjaboogie's Bane. Sam H played a much better Game 2 with his Abaddon. He was dispelling instantly with his Aphotic Shield. He eventually got a Radiance at the respectable 35-minute mark, but iceiceice's Pipe of Insight eventually prevented it from being truly effective.