game plan, Liquid were unable to win game 2. This is because Drow offers an
interesting strategic option to the team that picks her:
both in the mid or safe lane, and more importantly – she works both as a pos. 1
or pos. 2.
This means that if you
first-pick Drow and the enemy team over-commits in picking counters, you can
use your last pick to draft your true pos. 1 win condition hero.
case, EG chose Alchemist. Sniper and Naga are theoretically good vs Drow,
but they lack the damage needed to deal with Alch’s regen. Moreover, they are both
not active heroes that can take map control away from the relatively
greedy Drow + Alch combo. This, along with the brilliant play from Cr1t with ES,
enabled EG to find their farm and reach the late game, where they simply had an
advantage in fights and managed to secure the victory.