Yesterday we saw the first day of the OGA Dota PIT Season 4: Europe/CIS kick off, with all eight teams playing their first series – and for Team Nigma and Vikin.gg, the day ended in a massive clash.
Vikin.gg have shown some absolutely amazing skill lately, with an extremely young Dota 2 squad which have quickly risen the ranks and become a true force to be reckoned with in the EU/CIS region. Their third-place finish at the recently conclude EPIC League Division 1 was preceded by their championship victory at the DOTA Summit 13: Only EU/CIS event and now the team were hoping to add another top place finish to their growing list. However, Team Nigma were constantly a thorn in their side and today was no different.
Going into the series, it seemed as though Vikin.gg would run away with an easy victory as they tore through a seemingly weak Nigma in game one. Indji “Shad” Lub’s Sven was at the head of the pack, ending with a 16-2-13 scoreline and helping his team to an early series lead. However, game two was where everything changed as Amer “Miracle-“ Al-Barkawi picked up the Medusa and Nigma looked to take things late. While Vikin.gg built up a strong lead during the early period of the game, that all changed as they struggled to keep up with the Medusa and eventually had no choice but to tap out, tying the series.
After that, when it came to the deciding game three, Vikin.gg just seemed to be completely lost and unable to find their footing. With the wind taken out of their opponent’s sails, Nigma were able to take a commanding victor – with Miracle claiming 18 kills on his Terrorblade, more than half of his team’s total tally.
With that, Vikin.gg dropped into the lower bracket of the OGA Dota PIT Season 4: EU/CIS event, while Nigma keep cruising in the upper bracket. All eight teams will see action again today, with Nigma battling OG and Vikin.gg fighting for their tournament lives against Virtus.pro – both of which promise to be spectacular series of Dota 2 action.