Week 5: Danny v Monk

Game 1: First Pick/Radiant

Phase 1

Our Bans: Invoker + SK
RESPEK BANS

Their Bans: Enigma + Magnus
RESPEK BANS

Our Picks: SB + Warlock
SB strong hero, Warlock strong hero. Gave us a lot of lock down off the bat.

Their Picks: Axe + WD
Legendary Krenn WD, not sure about the Axe. “h! axe is dogshit” -team

Phase 2

Our Bans: TA + Rubick
RESPEK BANS. Zatch Bell’s a filthy Rubick spammer and we had both Warlock and SB already.

Their Bans: Abaddon + Sniper
🤔

Our Picks: Lina + Beastmaster
Fallen Lina PogChamp. Tree Beastmaster PogChamp. Both are pretty good heroes, especially for just running at enemies. Beast also makes up for NS vision loss decently.

Their Picks: Nightstalker + Troll
Troll pretty good hero, no clue about the Nightstalker. Probably just to pressure us early.

Phase 3

Our Ban: PL
No way to deal with it and Monk likes the hero.

Their Ban: OD
Good with Troll, wrecks Warlock golem, overall good hero.

Our Pick: Venge
aTran Venge gives us even more lockdown and aura strat ez.

Their Pick: Ursa
Decent Troll combo, takes advantage of NS map control. StarEnd-ish hero.

Retro

We went greedy, got some levels, and then just ran at them basically until the game ended. That’s really it. At some point Treebeard got shafted by me knocking a creep onto high ground, blocking the camp for a while and delaying his 6. Pretty funny.

Game 2: First Pick/Radiant

Phase 1

Our Bans: Invoker + SK
DUN DUN DUNNNN

Their Bans: SB + Warlock
RESPEK BANS

Our Picks: Treant + Enigma
Strong opener imo.

Their Picks: Omni + TA
StarEnd TA PogChamp.

I’m actually going to stop here. There’s no reason to go into the rest of it. We tried a panic roll swap to see if we could answer it and totally fucked up a number of times. Might’ve been winnable if we weren’t a shit tier team but we’re a shit tier team tbh.

TL;DR: BAN STAR END TA FIRST PHASE MONK IS NO LONGER AFRAID TO PICK IT