Game Night episode 4 recap: B+4 vs 6K Gaming vs Xenic.Viggo
Game 1: B+4 vs 6K Gaming
B+4 is determined to take the match well off into the late game with a Medusa pick for B+4.Ken. 6K Gaming goes for the best possible counter they can think of with Anti-Mage, looking into burning Medusa’s massive mana pool and punishing her for it during team fights. With bursts coming in from Lion and Lina, B+4 is poised to take on early engagements and stunt Anti-Mage’s growth.
However, a first blood in favor of 6K Gaming.RDD-Queen of Pain and a well-farmed 6K Gaming.830-Anti-Mage allows 6K Gaming to be in an aggressive position. B+4.Ken-Medusa is left to his own devices during the mid game, acquiring his Skadi before minute 30. 6K Gaming acknowledges the threat and begins to maintain pressure on all lanes with the usual “3AM Rat” (Anti-Mage on Manta Style). Anti-Mage, armed to the teeth with an aegis and damage items, rolls over the Radiant with a big team fight victory and wraps up the game by minute 53.
Game 2: 6K Gaming vs Xenic.Viggo
6K Gaming opens with a nearly full ranged lineup to capitalize on the Precision Aura of their Drow Ranger pick. Xenic.Viggo responds with a position focused draft, with Xenic.Viggo.Kidz-Juggernaut at the core. Xenic.Viggo dominates for the first few minutes and outmaneuvers their opponents with timely ganks through their slows and bursts.
A rivalry between Xenic.Viggo.BB-Lina and 6K Gaming.Gnoje-Storm Spirit intensifies as the mid game progresses, exchanging kills and deaths every so often as they both try to maintain map control for their carries. Not wanting to risk battling a farmed Juggernaut, 6K Gaming then switches from rotation to an aggressive push early on. With nowhere to farm and an intimidating Storm Spirit ensuring that their team is under constant threat, Xenic.Viggo folds before the match could reach the late game phase.
Game 3: Xenic.Viggo vs B+4
Xenic.Viggo plays it safe by banning B+4’s Medusa pick. This pins B+4 down to less familiar heroes, forcing them to ready a draft meant to survive the late game stages. Seeing through B+4’s plans, Xenic.Viggo goes for a lineup that can provide substantial early game presence and easy pickoffs.
The match begins with a disappointing smoke gank from B+4 at minute zero. Xenic.Viggo.Kiddz-Storm Spirit single-handedly locks B+4 down thus providing his team with the much needed space to both split push and control the map. B+4.Ken-Lone Druid successfully acquires a radiance halfway through the match but lags by a considerable amount behind Xenic.Viggo.BB-Weaver, who was capitalizing on Kiddz’ quick and clever pickoffs.