EHOME have secured a spot into the lower bracket finals of OGA Dota PIT after taking down Royal Never Give up in a reverse sweep.
Coordination issues and an overall lack of synergy with Liu “Sylar” Jiajun, who more often than not ended up feeding at the beginning of most of the EHOME games at OGA Dota PIT Online, forced his team to a lower bracket run. Luckily, the wakeup call came when elimination was on the line and EHOME looked better today in their brawl with RNG for a shot at bouncing back into the grand finals. Nonetheless, RNG started the series with extremely beefy heroes sustained from behind by Phoenix. A carry Dragon Knight and an offlane Centaur Warrunner gave EHOME no chance to defend their base, no matter how many Repair Kit charges they used on a tier three tower. Headed into the second game, EHOME banned the DK and decided to go with a safe lane Razor complimented by multiple lockdown spells and ran over their adversaries in 30 minutes to force a game three.
The decisive match brought a diabolical plan from EHOME that took more than one hour to be executed to perfection. They opened the draft with Ember Spirit and Keeper of the Light, both in the support position, but their cooldown reduction strategy was not all about the Ember-KotL combo. Cheng “NothingToSay” Jin Xiang got to play Sniper in the mid lane and he went for an unconventional build with rushed Kaya and Yahsha on top of Blink Dagger and Boots of travel. However, the pressure he was bringing started to become really overwhelming when he received the Aghnaim’s’ buff from Roshan and developed his item build fully into cooldown reduction. He got a lucky Spell Prism neutral drop which reduces the cooldown time of all spells and items by 20%. Spell Prism also stacks with any other sources of cooldown reduction, which made NothingToSay continue his item progression with an Octarine Core. Combined with Chakra Magic from KotL, NothingToSay’s Sniper got to a ridiculous 5 seconds on Assassinate, which was way too much for RNG to handle as it was pretty impossible to initiate on him.
At the end of a 62 minutes back and forth battle, EHOME were able to clear the RNG line-up in their base and eliminate them from contention for the OGA Dota PIT Online title.