Neslyn A. July 18, 2018
Polish team Let's Do It have secured the BTS Summer Cup title and earned a direct invite to the upcoming DOTA Summit 9.
After taking down Alliance in the loser’s finals, Let’s Do It faced tournament favorites Wind and Rain. The first game of the series was lopsided. Utilizing an early Helm of the Dominator on Natan “Exotic Deer” Michalewicz’s Broodmother, Let’s Do It quickly pushed through and destroyed Wind and Rain’s towers and barracks. The North American side accepted the inevitable defeat at just 23 minutes.
Wind and Rain found their stride in Game 2. The net worth advantage was in their favor until taking a late swing at 52 minutes. Wind and Rain secured Roshan and tried to take the middle barracks, but lost the resulting fight, allowing Let’s Do It to push back across the map. Multiple failed attempts at team fights whittle away at Wind and Rain, and after 1 hour and 19 minutes, Wind and Rain finally tapped out again.
Wind and Rain stepped up and won the third game on the back of well-executed rotations from Lee “FoREv” Sang-don’s Nature’s Prophet and Kartik “Kitrak” Rathi’s Witch Doctor.
With Milan “MiLAN” Kozomara’s flashy Pudge hooks, Wind and Rain controlled the laning phase early in Game 4. Michał “Nisha” Jankowski’s armlet toggles on Kunkka kept him alive in team fights, but Exotic_Deer’s Luna couldn’t escape the strong initiations provide by Wind and Rain’s draft, allowing WAR to take their second win of the series and forcing a deciding fifth game.
Let’s Do It rediscovered their momentum in Game 5 and used it to stomp Wind and Rain in the decider. Exotic_Deer’s Faceless Void Chronospheres and Rafał “eL lisasH” Wójcik’s initiations utilizing Silencer’s global silence ability proved too much for WAR to handle. At 20 minutes, Let’s Do It had already established a 10K net worth advantage. The game ended academically at 39 minutes and Let’s Do It secured the title and a spot at the next Dota Summit event.
BTS Summer Cup also showed fans some exciting matches featuring Team Empire’s new roster, as well as veteran Danil “Dendi” Ishutin playing as a stand-in for Vega Squadron.