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Lil    Virtus.Pro
Lil was a catalyst for Virtus.pro as they sweep Invictus Gaming out the Kiev Major. The polarizing support player finished with a KDA of 7/10/40.

RotoWire Analysis

Lil's Phoenix in the series opener was another efficient performance from VP's support. He found ways to always be in the right place at the right time with his rotations. He only died once and played a near perfect game. In Game 2, he was on his favorite Io pick. His individual play was a thing of beauty as his mastery of Io shone through. His Relocates overwhelmed their Chinese rivals.
No[o]ne    Virtus.Pro
N[o]one had a hell of a series for Virtus.pro as they sweep Invictus Gaming in the Kiev Major. The Ukrainian mid laner finished with a KDA of 23/6/30.

RotoWire Analysis

N[o]one kicked off the series with Venomancer. Despte not having mind-boggling stats, his silent effectiveness was in controlling Op's Ember Spirit was a heavy factor in their win. His Plague Ward usage and Venomous Gales were on point in his five kills and 18 assists. In the second game, he continued his perfect Templar Assassin run in the Kiev Major Main Event with yet another win. 18 kills and 814 gold per minute is just another day in the office for the young hotshot.
9pasha    Virtus.Pro
9pasha was an initiation maestro for Virtus.pro as they crush Invictus Gaming in the Kiev Major. The offlaner finished with a KDA of 8/7/26.

RotoWire Analysis

9pasha was on the explosive Magnus in both games of the series. Both games he got an early Blink Dagger which resulted in many game change Reverse Polarities. 9pasha wants a championship and he wants it bad as he made IG know the hard way.
Ramzes    Virtus.Pro
Ramzes666 continues to be a star for Virtus.pro as they dominate Invictus Gaming in the Kiev Major. The young star finished with a KDA of 21/5/29.

RotoWire Analysis

He started the series with the tricky Faceless Void in the safelane. His early game farm was insane as he picked up an 18 minute Manta Style after buying a very quick Hand of Midas. His Chronospheres were decisive as he was not shy on pulling the trigger on solo hero pick offs. His team then used the numerical advantage to take objectives across the map. In Game 2, Ramzes was on the meta-popular Juggernaut. He rotated perfectly as he was involved in 27 of his team's 34 kills while maximizing his farm.
BurNIng    Invictus Gaming
BurNIng and Invictus Gaming's run in the Kiev Mjaor came to an abrupt end against Virtus.pro. One of China's most beloved player finished with a KDA of 6/10/15.

RotoWire Analysis

The B-God started the series with Morphling. He had an excellent early game managing the most last hits by end game with 477. But VP was not going to wait for BurNIng to get online as they took the fight to him early, limiting his ability to take over the game. In Game 2, his Sven was mostly a non factor. Sven isn't currently relevant in this meta and BurNIng's performance affirmed this as he picked up eight deaths.
Xxs    Invictus Gaming
Xxs had an underwhelming series for Invictus Gaming as they were swept by Virtus.pro in the Kiev Major. The rising star finished with a KDA of 3/14/20.

RotoWire Analysis

His opening game on the Omniknight showed how he stepped out of his comfort zone. Usually on an explosive initiator he couldn't get anything done on the slow-paced defensive hero. His five deaths had no positives in his performance. His Sand King in Game 2 bore more positives but it was far from a good enough performance. His passiveness attributed to buying his Hood of Defiance before a Blink Dagger really hurt his team's chances.
BoBoKa    Invictus Gaming
Boboka had limited output for Invictus Gaming as they bow out of the Kiev Major. The flashy support player finished with a KDA of 14/9/22.

RotoWire Analysis

His signature Monkey King wasn't let through by Virtus.pro in both games of the series. With Boboka, not on his best hero, the support player still found ways to make things happen. His Riki in Game 1 provided Virtus.pro some problem with his rotations but VP was more than heady for him. He was killed six times due to the perfect read his opponents had on him. In Game 2, his second attempt at Riki was an exponentially more effective performance. He killed couriers, provided visions, and used perfect Smokescreens for his team. His 10 kills also was the highest for his team.
Op    Invictus Gaming
Op picked the worst time to have a bad series as Invictus Gaming are eliminated by Virtus.pro in the Kiev Major. The energetic player finished with a KDA of 13/13/19.

RotoWire Analysis

Op's series opener on his Ember Spirit left a lot to be desired. He struggled against his opposite number in the laning stage.He could not set the tempo for his team despite a good 10 minute Veil of Discord. He again tried his luck om Ember Spirit in the second game. Op played a significantly better game but it was no[o]ne's Templar Assassin that took the spotlight. He also died an uncharacteristically high seven deaths in the decider.
Fly    OG
Fly played a big role for his squad as OG defeated Evil Geniuses 2-0 in the semifinals of the Kiev Major. OG advances on to the Grand Final to face Virtus.Pro. Fly finished the series with a 10/8/37 KDA in the series.

RotoWire Analysis

Fittingly playing Phoenix, Fly and all of OG was able to capture a surprisingly easy Game 1 victory. Thanks to some strong team communication, OG took the lead 15 minutes in and never gave it up. Fly did a lot of damage in the win as he finished second in kills on his team with seven but first in assists with 17. Game 2 was more of a challenge as EG took the early lead. OG was forced to take it back, and they were able to pull it out even though the fights ended pretty evenly between the two teams. The EG juggernauts have fallen and it is OG going into the Grand Finals instead.
Ana    OG
Ana could not be stopped as OG defeated Evil Geniuses 2-0 in the semifinals of the Kiev Major. OG advances on to the Grand Final to face Virtus.Pro. Ana finished the series with a 22/9/26 KDA and destroyed nine towers, five barracks and four Roshans in the series.

RotoWire Analysis

In order to defeat EG and make the Grand Finals, OG needed a playmaker. That role was filled by Ana as he was the most dominant player in the series. First on Ember Spirit and then on Templar Assassin, Ana led his team with 11 kills in each game. In even more impressive fashion, he died only nine times in a highly competitive series. As OG needed to comeback in Game 2, Ana led the charge as he even dominated the objectives. OG is firing on all cylinders as a team right now and looks to cap of the tournament run with a title.
s4    OG
s4 put together a solid showing as OG defeated Evil Geniuses 2-0 in the semifinals of the Kiev Major. OG advances on to the Grand Final to face Virtus.Pro. s4 finished the series with a 8/13/31 KDA and destroyed a tower in the series.

RotoWire Analysis

Starting on Legion Commander, s4 had a solid showing in Game 1 as all of OG was able to be in control the entire game. They grabbed the lead early and never gave it up. Game 2 however demanded OG to play from behind in the mid game as EG jumped out first. As the series ended in a 2-0 sweep, OG was able to mount the comeback but it wasn't anything flashy by s4 that allowed that. His statline was nearly identical in each game, playing Axe in Game 2, but it was great to see OG thrive from behind. s4 can and will play better as they advance to the Grand Finals.
N0tail    OG
N0tail came out hot to help his team to victory as OG defeated Evil Geniuses 2-0 in the semifinals of the Kiev Major. OG advances on to the Grand Final to face Virtus.Pro. N0tail finished the series with a 18/9/21 KDA and destroyed six towers, four barracks and a Roshan in the series.

RotoWire Analysis

All eyes were on this premier matchup to see who would make the Grand Finals. Those eyes were quickly widened and surprised as they watched OG take a commanding 1-0 series lead. OG seized the lead early and never let off the petal in large thanks to some amazing play by N0tail. On Terrorblade, N0tail was constantly just making a positive impact for OG as he led in objectives and fought well without dying. After only two deaths in the Game 1 win, N0tail cooled off in Game 2 as all of EG stepped up. Now on Timbersaw, N0tail backed off the objectives and focused on the fighting as he finished with a team high 11 kills in the impressive win.
SumaiL    Evil Geniuses
Suma1L was a bright spot in a rough outing as Evil Geniuses lost 2-0 to OG in the semifinals of the Kiev Major. Suma1L finished the series with a 18/8/16 KDA and destroyed two towers in the series.

RotoWire Analysis

Even though Suma1L numbers look great from an outside perspective, they seem empty given the 2-0 sweep by OG. Realistically, Suma1L's play in Game 2 was the lone reason EG had a fighting chance to avoid the sweep. He absolutely dominated on Death Prophet, finishing with a 14/4/8 KDA in a Game 2 loss, but it just was not enough as OG controlled the rest of the game outside of the fights. This is a hard one for EG to swallow but they were not the better team this day.
Universe    Evil Geniuses
Universe did not look like himself as Evil Geniuses lost 2-0 to OG in the semifinals of the Kiev Major. Universe finished the series with a 4/14/21 KDA and destroyed a tower in the series.

RotoWire Analysis

Starting the series on Magnus, Universe was struggling to make a big difference. OG was able to take an early lead and refused to give it up. EG wasn't able to do much until they started to mount a small comeback. Quickly after, Universe starting dropping off as his two quick deaths resulted in a huge swing back in favor for OG. Game 2 was a lot more even throughout, but Universe again struggled to stay alive as he finished with a game high 14 deaths in the series. He will be able to look back and see what he can improve on from this series.
zai    Evil Geniuses
Zai went down with his pride as Evil Geniuses lost 2-0 to OG in the semifinals of the Kiev Major. Zai finished the series with a 6/13/30 KDA in the series.

RotoWire Analysis

Zai is not the type of played that will put up gaudy kill numbers that will jump off the page. In this series however, he was able to rack up an impressive 30 assists in just two games. Although it was a surprising number to see in a losing effort, the numbers seem hollow as EG was swept 2-0. Zai could not stay alive either as he was picked off 13 times. He played well on Io but EG is disappointed with not ending the Kiev run with a title.
Arteezy    Evil Geniuses
Arteezy can't extend the tournament hopes as Evil Geniuses lost 2-0 to OG in the semifinals of the Kiev Major. Arteezy finished the series with a 14/11/20 KDA and destroyed two towers in the series.

RotoWire Analysis

Whether is was Game 1 on Spectre or Game 2 on Slark, Arteezy played a very consistent showing. Normally that is a good thing, but Arteezy was consistently underwhelming as OG was on the wrong side of of a series sweep. With two almost identical stat lines, Arteezy could not get over the hump and compete with the surging OG team. Finished both games with seven kills and ten assists, but watched his deaths grow as the series intensified. EG fell short this time around but we can all expect them to bounce back.
Xxs    Invictus Gaming
Xxs proves that he is one of China's brightest young talents as his Invictus Gaming topple Team Liquid in the Kiev Major. One of the most watched players of the tournament finished with a KDA of 14/13/52.

RotoWire Analysis

In the opener, Xxs went with Batrider. He showed off his mastery of the hero with an excellent early game where he managed to harass the enemy carry and farm well for himself. His 15-minute Blink Dagger helped IG take control of the game. Game 2 was his Xxs's worst game of the series as he could not impact the game as he wanted on his Legion Commander. In the final game of the series, Xxs once again put it all on the line with an impressive Dark Seer performance. His Vacuums were a thing of beauty as they dismantled the Europeans.
Op    Invictus Gaming
Op continues to be a beast in the Kiev Major as Invictus Gaming take out Team Liquid. The mid laner finished with a KDA of 22/9/45.

RotoWire Analysis

Op began the series with Ember Spirit. True to his deadly form, Op racked up 11 kills while making the almost impossible plays for Invictus Gaming with his combinations. In Game 2, however, he was outplayed by Miracle early on, which limited his output in the game. His Bloodstone was stunted early and so told the story for the rest of his game. In the final game, Op didn't churn out crazy stats on his Ember Spirit. He did however, importantly outplay Miracle early on, which is usually key in defeating Liquid.
BurNIng    Invictus Gaming
BurNIng is showing that age is only a number as he and Invictus Gaming eliminate Team Liquid in the Kiev Major. The legendary carry finished with a KDA of 28/7/33.

RotoWire Analysis

He took Morphling to the safelane in the series opener. It was a perfect game for the B-God as his farm was abundant and his damage output was extreme. He also didn't die a single time. He was on his specialty Anti Mage in the second game. Unfortunately, Team Liquid were ready for him on the AM as they found ways to shut him down effectively. 650 gold per minute on his Anti Mage is something BurNIng is not proud of. In the final game of the series, he was on the Wraith King in the aggressive trilane set up. He was contained early by Liquid, but leave it to BurNIng to still find the farm no matter what. His frontlining and effective use of Reincarnation gave Liquid fits in the end game.
BoBoKa    Invictus Gaming
Boboka was once again indispensable for Invictus Gaming in their victory over Team Liquid in the Kiev Major. The mischievous support finished with a KDA of 11/20/49.

RotoWire Analysis

He began the series with his favorite Monkey King. His rotations were godly and he gave Liquid a lot of trouble from start to finish. But Boboka's Monkey King was his complete opposite self in Game 2. He was picked off an uncharacteristic nine deaths, which is very rare for Boboka. In the final game, was again on the Monkey King. King Boboka then proceeded to have a phenomenal game with 22 assists as he read the movements of Liquid to perfection.