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The Must-See Games from the Autumn North American Live Finals

Over the course of three days, the Vainglory NA Live Finals created approximately 20 hours of Twitch videos for us to watch. For those of us who are more time-constrained, I have condensed this down to two hours of the most intense, best-of-the-best gameplay, guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping. These are the matches that were far from one-sided, the ones where you’re at the edge of your seat, wondering who the victor will be.

For each game I’m including a link which will take you directly to the specific timestamp where it begins. Enjoy!

Nemesis Titan vs. VON Menace – Game 2

Nememis Titan vs. VON Menace - game 2-min

VON Menace entered this tournament as the number one seed and potentially the most feared competitor during the NA Live Finals. This was the first time during the tournament that Menace was given a run for their money. Also, with both the top junglers banned, the teams were forced to choose some less common jungle compositions, making for an interesting matchup.

Direct Link (18-minute length; timestamp = 1:07:03)

Gankstars Vega vs. VON Menace – Game 2

Gankstars Vega vs. VON Menace - game 2-min

Another match where VON Menace was given some intense competition, this time by Gankstars Vega. The first blood takes place less than a minute into game and the aggressiveness of these two teams continues throughout this 20-minute brawl.

Direct Link (20-minute length; timestamp = 2:59:16)

Nemesis Hydra vs. Liberation X – Game 1

Nemesis Hydra vs. Liberation X - game 1-min

Nemesis Hydra and Liberation X were two of the most closely matched teams in the tournament and it showed during their games. As you progress this match, you can see them each struggle for dominance, fighting tooth and nail, and pushing their skills to the limit.

Direct Link (20-minute length; timestamp = 3:41:48)

Nemesis Hydra vs. Liberation X – Game 2

Nemesis Hydra vs. Liberation X - game 2-min

If you liked the previous game, this one is guaranteed to satisfy. With a different draft of picks and bans, the teams were forced to produce new strategies and test their talents with different heroes. This is also one of the longest games of the tournament, showing that this a very even match.

Direct Link (24-minute length; timestamp = 4:16:57)

Gankstars Vega vs. VON Menace (3rd Place Match) – Game 2

Gankstars Vega vs. VON Menace (again) - game 2-min

Just drop what you’re doing and watch this one right now. This was an epic battle of titans that shook the very foundations of the world. At the 24-minute mark, the teams a perfectly even amount kills and gold, leaving you at the edge of your seat. These are some of the top players in North America at their best.

Direct Link (25-minute length; timstamp = 3:38:36) 

Liberation X vs. Nemesis Hydra (Finals) – Game 2

Liberation X vs. Nemesis Hydra (finals) - game 2-min

Liberation X and Nemesis Hydra met again in the final matchup of the weekend for a lengthy round of five games, with the final game determining the champion. I encourage you to watch the whole series of games, but if I had to highlight one of them, this would be it. The plays in this game were amazing, particularly by Nemesis’ support, LostBoyToph. Prepare to have your mind blown by the impact of a good support player.

Direct Link (15-minute game; timestamp = 4:56:28) 

Gadianton

An entire lobe of Gadianton's brain is dedicated to Vainglory analysis, even causing the firing of his synapses to sound akin to ? pings. This heightened evolution allows him to breakdown gameplay to its juicy core and suck all the statistics out. He then takes that knowledge-enriched nectar and spits it into your mouth like a momma bird. Your ELO is rising already, you just don't know it yet.

5 Comments

  • Reply
    SlikRiick
    Dec 11, 2015 11:43 am

    Gadianton,
    Thanks for all your awesome posts and data analysis. I love it, keep it coming.

    I’m excited to watch these, but I’m on a mobile device that loses the saved position of the “direct link” when it redirects to twitch. Do you mind putting the time stamp in text for those of us with dumb devices?

    • Reply
      Gadianton
      Dec 11, 2015 12:02 pm

      Great feedback. It’s been taken care of. Enjoy the games, friend!

      • Reply
        SlikRiick
        Dec 14, 2015 12:44 pm

        Thanks! Now I can watch these at work without using all my data trying to find the spots.

        Gadianton robbers are always so helpful.

        • Reply
          Gadianton
          Dec 14, 2015 12:46 pm

          … when they’re not busy forming secret combinations, they’re remarkably useful. AdyEndrus knows what I’m talking about as well.

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