Match ID: 592184679
I haven't had a chance to talk about how much I love Dota 2, but I swear that I'm gonna do it one of these days. That said, it's an outstanding game, and the match posted above is the epitome of Dota. Absolutely thrilling 68 minute game from start to finish. And that's despite the fact that we were down big time early in the game. And I mean BIG TIME. After several early ganks, and our midlane getting owned, we found ourselves down 8-1 right off the bat, with the enemy getting an early tower to boot. We ended up losing all three lanes, and then lost all three level one towers. We went down 25-10 in kills early, with the enemy taking 4 towers to our one.
And it just kept getting worse. The enemy took a 45-20 lead in kills, with a 6-2 tower advantage. Then we won a couple of team fights by the skin of our teeth. We pushed some lanes out. We caught a couple guys leaning too far down the lane by themselves. We pushed some more. We took a couple of towers. They mounted an all out offensive and took our center T3 tower and raxed. But we stopped them with a couple of buy backs. Then we miraculously won a couple of more team fights, even though they had three fed hard carries in Sniper, Legion, and Juggernaut, while we only had Medusa and Razor to carry. And we pushed, taking the rest of their towers and getting a T3. They pushed back with a buyback from their level 25 Sniper, but couldn't finish it. We countered again, all the way into their base, raxed, and took a center tower. They came back with everything, including another Sniper buyback. We held them at the base. We struggled to push the three lanes out, and that gave them time to recuperate. Once again, they came back with everything they had... and we stopped them COLD. 4 of us survived the team fight at our central towers, with only Legion surviving for them.
Their Sniper rage quit. I pumped my fist in the air. We pushed all the way and won while they were waiting to respawn. GLORIOUS. Selfless team play, no flaming even when we were down, and outstanding moves by everyone down the stretch FTW. Now THAT is what Dota is all about!