YawaR
Yawar Hassan 
United States
Forward Gaming
Dominant Mirana play
August 22, 2018
Yawar continued his blazing form at The International 2018. The older Hassan brother finished with a KDA of 21/5/27.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 of the series, Yawar played Mirana. He shifted over to the safelane in favor of Resolution. The adjustment did not slow down Yawar as his farm was still top notch to pave way for an impressive game. He managed 15 kill in the series opener. In Game 2, he toned it down with Venomancer. His laning stage in a favorable matchup against Iceberg's Tiny. Yawar got a very early Spirit Vessel to amplify his damage per second to great effect.
One step back from VGJ.Storm midlaner
August 21, 2018
Yawar couldn't replicate his excellent group stage form against OG. The midlaner finished with a KDA of 8/9/18.
ANALYSIS
Yawar opened up the series with Dragon Knight in the midlane. He won the early game against Topson's Zeus. His 16-minute Blink Dagger allowed VGJ.Storm to control the tempo coming into the mid game. But his tankiness even with Hood of Defiance and Black King Bar couldn't help his team take a lane of Barracks quick enough as OG make the comeback. In Game 2, his Storm Spirit fell below expectation. He rushed Aghanim's Scepter and made a few flashy Electric Vortex plays but his damage output was highly underwhelming.
Lackluster Zeus play in Game 2
August 17, 2018
Yawar finished VGJ.Storm's 1-1 draw with OpTic during The International 2018 group stage with an average KDA of 11/4/10.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Yawar played out of his mind on Mirana, finishing the game with 21 kills and only three deaths. In Game 2 Yawars Zeus struggled. His lack of mobility made him an incredibly easy target in the middle lane in what was already a bad match up. His failure and lack of support in the middle lane was what got the ball rolling for OpTic, who steamrolled VGJ.Storm and ended their undefeated streak.
Slow start against Secret
August 16, 2018
Yawar finished VGJ.Storm's 2-0 victory over Team Secret during The International 2018 group stages with an average KDA of 9/3/16.
ANALYSIS
Yawar got off to a slow start in Game 1 as Templar Assassin. Not finding the usual success on one of his better heroes, Yawar still contributed but not until late in the game than VGJ.Storm would have liked. In Game 2, Yawar played Dragon Knight. He died very little and was able to mow down towers quickly and while his efforts were substantial it was Resolut1on doing the heavy lifting.
Knocked out of the Summit 9
July 29, 2018
YawaR finished a disappointing 2-0 loss to Fnatic at the Summit 9 with an overall KDA of 20/9/18.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 YawaR played a solid Dragon Knight but couldn't quite close it out vs Fnatic. He did well setting up for kills and being the dangerous front-line for VGJ.S but couldn't bring enough damage to the table. He finished with a 7/4/9 KDA. YawaR came close to carrying VGJ.Storm through Game 2 despite them diving Fnatic's tier four towers but couldn't hold out against the ensuing counter-push. He played well for practically the entire game but threw it all away by diving with his team. He finished with a 13/5/9 KDA.
Helps secure a convincing win
July 26, 2018
YawaR played well in both games of a 2-0 series vs Optic at the Summit 9. He finished with an overall KDA of 22/6/26.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 YawaR played a nice Dragon Knight. As the last pick for VGJ.Storm, there was a lot of pressure on YawaR to deliver as an initiator against Optic's Drow lineup. He did an excellent job, letting VGJ.Storm chase down kills easily. He finished with an 8/2/16 KDA. In Game 2 YawaR got a chance to show of his skills on Tiny. He went for a quick Shadow Blade and then started to pick apart Optic's heroes with his burst combo. He finished with a 14/4/10 KDA.
Poor series from VGJ.Storm's middle lane
June 3, 2018
YawaR had a tough series in a 2-0 loss to Team Secret at the China Supermajor. He finished with a 6/21/37 overall KDA.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 YawaR played Death Prophet. He had a good early and mid game along with the rest of VGJ.S but failed to close out the game with their comfortable lead. His positioning in late-game fights usually started out good, but after failing to secure a needed early kill YawaR often found himself overextended. He finished with a 6/10/16 KDA. YawaR played Dragon Knight in a rough Game 2 loss. He had a difficult lane and never recovered, becoming little more than a punching bag for Secret and an offering the occasional Dragon Tail stun in fights. He finished with a 0/11/11 KDA.
Advances to the grand final after two excellent games
May 12, 2018
YawaR played very well in a 2-0 win over Fnatic at GESC Thailand. He finished with an overall KDA of 12/2/24.
ANALYSIS
YawaR played a fantastic Death Prophet in Game 1. His positioning all game was excellent, letting him live through fights while dealing tons of damage with his spells. The fact that he lived through every fight until the very end of the game meant that VGJ.S were always in position to follow up their wins by taking objectives. YawaR finished with an 8/1/9 KDA. In Game 2 YawaR played Dragon Knight, creating space for Resolut1on's Morphling to take control of the game. YawaR was an extremely potent front-liner, especially with MSS' Io backing him up in fights. YawaR didn't deal a huge amount of damage himself, but he bought so much room for the rest of his team in fights. He finished with a 4/1/15 KDA.
Excellent performance from VGJ.Storm's carry
April 26, 2018
YawaR was critical in VGJ.Storm's 2-0 win over Immortals in the China Dota 2 Supermajor qualifiers. He finished with a 15/1/16 overall KDA.
ANALYSIS
YawaR played an excellent Lifestealer in Game 1. He had the lowest kill participation on his team, but YawaR actually wasn't needed in a lot of early engagements. He was able to farm up a very quick 17-minute Radiance which effectively shut Immortals out of the game with so much damage so early on. YawaR finished with a 3/0/6 KDA. Game 2 was equally as good for YawaR, who was on Gryocopter this time. Continuing on what has been a very impressive qualifier run, YawaR sealed out this best-of-two with a commanding win. He did extremely well in lane and went for a quick Drums of Endurance and Black King Bar that let him get into fights easily. He finished with a 12/1/10 KDA.
Two dominant games against Optic
April 24, 2018
YawaR played a very clean series in a win against Optic Gaming in a best-of-two in the Supermajor North American qualifiers. He finished with an overall KDA of 23/3/24.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 YawaR played an excellent Chaos Knight. Aside from two deaths in the lane phase, and one in the late-game that didn't end up mattering, YawaR played fantastic all game long. His positioning always allowed him to get into fights and latch onto key targets, bursting them down in practically no time at all. He finished with a 9/3/7 KDA. In Game 2 YawaR played Gyrocopter, delivering another very impressive carry performance for VGJ.S. He was able to shut down 33's Dragon Knight in lane and secure an extremely strong start for himself. YawaR remained equally as deadly in fights as the game went on, delivering huge AoE damage that Optic simply had no answer to. He finished with a perfect 14/0/17 KDA.
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