OG defeat Natus Vincere 3-0, win DreamLeague Season 5

by theScore Staff May 22 2016
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OG wasted no time dispatching Natus Vincere in DreamLeague Season 5's Grand Final Sunday, defeating them 3-0 en route to their second consecutive DreamLeague title.

OG started the series off with an extremely aggressive push strategy in Game 1 that prevented Na`Vi from securing a foothold in any lane, forcing them to play defensively. OG took a huge lead by the 20 minute mark, knocking on Na`Vi's base and winning fight after fight, forcing Na`Vi to call GG in just under 27 minutes.

Game 2, while not as quick as Game 1, progressed similarly, with OG securing a comfortable lead in the early game that Na`Vi was unable to defend against. And while Na`Vi started to put up a fight in the mid game, it wasn't enough to prevent OG from snowballing to a 26k net worth lead by the end of the game.

The draft for Game 3 featured two unorthodox picks, with Na`Vi picking Terrorblade and OG taking Timbersaw in response. Miracle-'s Timbersaw proved to be a very solid pick, regularly winning fights against multiple Na`Vi members by himself, in addition holding a 20k net worth lead over the next player at 48 minutes. With Miracle- proving to be unstoppable, Na`Vi bowed out of the game and granted OG their well deserved championship.

OG previously won DreamLeague Season 4 last November after defeating Team Empire 3-0 in the Grand Finals. This is also OG's first tournament win since DreamLeague Season 4, as they've struggled to place higher than third at events since last December.

Preston Dozsa is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.