Game Night episode 2 recap: Kulafu Gaming vs Team Loli vs Jondar Uppercut
Game 1: Kulafu Gaming vs Team Loli
Team Loli is pretty decided with banning the usual suspects: Troll Warlord, Storm Spirit, Queen of Pain and Bristleback. With Lion and Lina on their roster, they know that they have the capability to dominate the early game with bursts and finish up fast. Failure to execute would lead to a difficult late game as Kulafu Gaming proceeds with very capable cores on their end of the roster.
Kulafu Gaming dominates from the get-go and makes short work of any defenses Team Loli tries to put up. Around the 36 minute mark Kulafu Gaming takes down the barracks in both the top and the middle lane, their farming steady and players itching to finish the remaining lane. Team Loli perseveres, hoping for the Dire to slip and expose a chink in their armor.
Kulafu Gaming makes a fatal mistake in their last push: Kulafu Gaming.NinKulafu-Templar Assassin gets caught off-guard and is forced to die-back, leaving his less farmed teammates to fend off a five man push from Team Loli.
Game 2: Team Loli vs Jondar Uppercut
Jondar Uppercut protects their spell-heavy and timing dependent roster by calling for the Silencer and Axe Ban. Team Loli, on the other hand, loses a significant number of options for their draft as they use their bans on strong heroes in the current meta. Team Loli goes for a Clockwerk bomb with Lifestealer in hopes of buying time for their Sniper’s end game.
Twenty-five minutes into the game, Jondar Uppercut.eldood-Spectre is already armed with a Manta Style and a diffusal blade. Even with an Armlet and a Shadowblade, Loli.SOBA-Lifestealer constantly loses presence during a teamfight as Spectre’s Haunt allows her to go behind enemy lines and pick off the supports.
The match presses on to the 44-minute mark. Jondar Uppercut lands the final blow with a strong push at the top lane, forcing Loli to concede and end the game a minute later.
Game 3: Jondar Uppercut vs Kulafu Gaming
The usual bans are removed from the game. Jonar Uppercut goes for a mid to late game oriented lineup with low cooldown heroes and a 2-core strategy. Kulafu Gaming surprises everyone with a last minute Meepo pick in their draft. With Silencer and Batrider already resting in the arms of Jondar Uppercut, Meepo is truly a gambit pick.
Kulafu Gaming.NinKulafu-Meepo struggles throughout the early game as he gets constantly picked off by the ganking capable roster of Jondar Uppercut. With low cooldowns providing them with versatility, Jondar Uppercut intimidates the Radiant using harassment and an unnerving map presence.