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There was a lot of controversy around this week's OPL matches and one of the more anticipated games in Incite vs Pandamonium, Biggy taking on his old team. After Tainted Minds left the OPL Yandegire had big shoes to fill and a lot to prove.

LlamasInPyajamas vs Dead Weight


First blood in game one was on Shred after a nicely timed gank from Zakaryha to assist Shruix, but not before Shred could deal a massive amount of damage with his Hercules ultimate. The first kill for Dead Weight came when they caught Llamas doing an early Gold Fury at 5:30. They killed Torreyskiez and OnlyGoodAtSolo stole the Gold Fury.

Dead Weight continued winning the early game then along came the second Gold fury fight. Llamas started it once again yet Dead Weight were able to push them off it. Swifty used his Zeus Ultimate to try burst the Gold fury down but wasn't able to kill it and it reset. With this massive damage ultimate down it looked like Dead Weight was going to win the fight but because Horizon was killed before the fight started Llamas had a higher DPS and won the fight with 4 kills to 1.

The big turning point in the game was when everyone grouped around the duo lane and a massive fight broke out. Llamas thought they caught Shred but he was able to heal it up, Dead Weight gathered around him and worked together to pick apart Llamas losing no one and killing 4. Swifty was the only one left to try stop Dead Weight from taking Gold Fury but it was too risky.

From then on the fights were in favour of Dead Weight because they were able to get objective afterwards. Llamas did a great job in keeping up in kills but weren't getting objectives. Due to this, Dead Weight were able to get Fire Giant and eventually destroy the Titan.



A drastic mistake for Llamas before the game even started was allowing Dead Weight to have Susano. Agony played him in the mid lane.

The explosive start to the game in the solo lane when OnlyGoodAtSolo executed Shruix followed by a rotation by Agony, who was able to kill Swifty who tried helping Zakaryha, who was also cut down.

The rough start was only the beginning for Llamas as Dead Weight kept their lead by making picks. Llamas first kill came when Shruix was able to solo kill Shred. Unfortunately, it was not enough as Dead Weight kept their aggression going throughout the rest of the game.

At 17 minutes Dead Weight had taken down every tower of Llamas and decided to keep pushing into the solo lane Phoenix. They thought they could end, and it looked like they were going to as the Titan's HP fell below 50% but Llamas had respawned and pushed them off.

Llamas had done their best to split push and get the majority of Dead Weights towers. Alas, all hope was lost when Dead Weight took the Fire Giant. They pushed through the solo lane again and ended the game.





Incite vs Pandamonium


A rather slow early game ended abruptly as Pandamonium grouped up around the red buff/Gold Fury area and were able to pick off Biggy and Kikiomeo for First and second Blood. Incite were able to return a kill back onto Ochita as Pandamonium stayed too long stealing the red buff.

At 8:30 on the clock Pandamonium decided to take the Gold Fury, there was little vision for Incite but Laney saw what was going on and attempted to steal it with his Rama ultimate. The steal was unsuccessful and Pandamonium took the first big lead.

The second Gold Fury was also taken by Pandamonium after Incite backed off because of low HP bars but strangely they were completely out of sync as Biggy attempted to stop the Gold Fury from being taken while Laney cleared mid and Kikiomeo was zoned out.
Incite pushed back hard when they saw Erraticc use his Athena ultimate to help out Rowe in the solo lane. Incite pressured the duo lane killing Maxen and taking both towers. At the same time Rowe was able to take both Solo lane towers keeping the lead.

The game took a huge turn after Pandamonium took all but 1 tower. They stayed too long and Incite forced Pandamonium to flee but a perfect Cabraken ultimate from TheBeast kept them in place and Incite were able to kill 3 of Pandamonium then take the Fire Giant without losing anyone.

A few minutes later and Incite had brought down every tower of Pandamonium and a phoenix. They staggered the respawns and Pandamonium could never fight as 5. Incite brought down the Titan very quick with their double hunter composition.



An extremely slow game exploded when aggressed into the speed buff area of Incite. Pandamonium tried to make picks but Incite reacted and timed focused down Rowe then Sporks. As Laney was about to be killed Biggy was able to use his Khepri ultimate to revive him and keep the DPS going. Pandamonium was able to kill off Biggy but lost Ochita and Erraticc ending the fight 4 for 1 in Incite's favour. All the while Maxen took Incite's red buff, boars and pushed duo lane tower then solo'd Laney.

Towers were traded back and forth as were kills yet no one seemed to want to teamfight for a long time. When Pandamonium went aggressive at the Gold Fury they lost the fight 3-0 and Incite took the Gold Fury then immediately headed to the Fire Giant and took it for free.

They pushed the duo lane as Pandamonium attempted to prevent them from taking the tower but could not. Incite kept up the chase to the phoenix and took it down quickly. Pandamonium tried one last time to stop the train of Incite but weren't able to live through the damage and Incite won the game.





Team Yandegire vs Avant Garde


Avant Garde gave a big surprise welcome to Yandegire in the first game when they invaded the speed buff and killed Kayo with multiple slows.

The first kill for Yandegire came when Avant pushed into the red buff but lost Gruff to a nice Taunt, I'm a Monster combo from Caizification and Desacrator.

Avant had free reign over Yandegire's jungle as they walked into the blue buff area and trade 1 for 1 then steal blue. A few minutes later Avant stole the red buff followed by a free Gold Fury 10mins.

Yandegire took Avant by surprise stealing Gold Fury at 15 mins with a nice Sunbreaker ultimate from Robdigidy.

Avant Garde kept up the pressure constantly pushing towers and fighting. While Yandegire showed signs of winning some of the fights Avant knew when to reset and turn the fights back in their favour, taking objectives after every fight too.

Avant were relentlessly fighting and unfortunately for Yandegire they just couldn't keep up pace. Avant were able to take the Fire Giant and systematically destroy every phoenix, recall, buy their last items and win the game.



Game two was very different to game one. It started off with a nice First Blood by Yandegire as Olimar was able to execute LiquidRenegade but questionably decided to jump into a 1v2 situation attempting to kill Maus under tower. Olimar was exploded and the casters were left scratching their heads.

The first Gold Fury of the game went to Avant Garde giving them a 3k gold lead and kill onto Caizification. A few minutes later Yandegire made 2 picks in the duo lane and one in the mid lane onto ElChuckles as he was chasing Kayo. When Yandegire felt confident they turned to the Gold Fury and after preventing LiquidRenegade from stealing it they took it then turned to fight the rest of Avant and won the fight 3 for 2 in kills.

Avant thought they could take the tier 2 tower in duo lane but Yandegire killed 3 of them then pressured the tower. Liquid and Chuckles did push them off the tower but not for long as Yandegire came back and killed both of them, took the tier 1 tower and then the tier 2.

Every team fight was then in favour of Team Yandegire until one final moment. Yandegire saw Avant taking the Gold Fury so they decided to for the Fire Giant but peeled off it and zoned too much. When Yandegire restarted the Fire Giant, Avant made a miraculous steal and killed 4 of Yandegire. They pushed the mid lane all the way to the Titan and won the game.



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Standings


1st-Dead Weight 8-0
2nd-Incite 5-3
3rd-Pandamonium 4-4
3rd-Avant Garde 4-4
4th-LlamasInPyajamas 3-5
5th- Team Yandegire 0-8

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"A drastic mistake for Llamas before the game even started was allowing Dead Weight to have Susano"
Not that DRASTIC of a mistake, it's relatively known that OGA doesn't play Susano and taking Susano mid is something only Agony would be able to pull off.

Other than that, pretty cringey weekly post as per usual (Y) eagerly awaiting next weeks
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Very detailed recap, great read!
Yandegire are also Corvidae I believe.
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Quote from SwitchBae on the 22nd of June 2016:
"A drastic mistake for Llamas before the game even started was allowing Dead Weight to have Susano"
Not that DRASTIC of a mistake, it's relatively known that OGA doesn't play Susano and taking Susano mid is something only Agony would be able to pull off.

Other than that, pretty cringey weekly post as per usual (Y) eagerly awaiting next weeks

The way the game went made it drastic.

Thanks man can't wait to do it mid exam week
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