OGA Dota PIT Season 4: China is almost at its end with today seeing the penultimate series which would be the lower bracket final – an elimination series between EHOME and Elephant.
In recent events when the two teams have met, it has been apparent that they have been well-matched, with the teams often taking alternating series against one another. With a total of five played, Elephant had the advantage, having won three, but this was a new event and they had not yet faced off against one another. With a spot in the grand finals to take on PSG.LGD on the line, the series was set to be epic.
As we went into the series, we saw the famous Drow Ranger coming out from Elephant’s Zhang “Eurus” Chengjun, which managed to control the first game and help pull the team into an early series lead. EHOME were unable to really make any impact and but game two was a complete turnaround as they pummeled Elephant into submission. Guo “Xm” Hongcheng’s Pugna and Song “Sccc” Chun’s Juggernaut went completely untouched over the 31-minute game as EHOME tied up the series and forced a game three.
The final game of the series was less of a stomp than the previous two, on the scoreboard at least. However, EHOME were only able to take one good fight throughout the game. Although EHOME were able to keep up, to some degree, in the kill department, it was nowhere near enough to take down Elephant as they eventually called GG after nearly being completely wiped from the map.
With that, EHOME would exit the OGA Dota PIT Season 4: China event in an admirable third place, leaving Elephant to fight against PSG.LGD in the grand finals – a replay of the upper bracket finals but this time with a best-of-five to decide the tournament winner.