I am sorry but this forum has such a wrong idea of 'own'. According to this forums Merlini was ownage because he got a lot of kills + some triple kills, this was only because he was lucky with some last hits in team fights. IMO, really own with Warlock is something like get Necronomicon 3 in 20 minutes, then get total mapcontrol with it. Besides that it is VERY hard to show some skills with Warlock.
Some examples of REALLY own are when Maelks plays QoP vs INSERT_HERO+PLAYER_HERE, when Merlini solo's(his jukes + CS are beyond godlike), when Mania plays Tiny, when Hanni shows some Void carry or when Levent has bought 346 wards yet is still a very decent hero on the field.
Don't get me wrong, MYM was playing (as always) superior, but it was pretty obvious that MYM was going to win according to the picks/lanes. eMg putted QoP against SP + BB. How hard is it for BB to get some nice farming(early game Hood, anyone?)?
Don't get me wrong, Merlini played very well, but he DIDN'T show his true skills this game. He showed his true skills recently with his Silencer(getting owned early game by a better lane, still show some uber juke skills and still manages to carry MYM) and with his Warlock against VP. Those games he didn't had a lot (lucky/last hit) kills, but he did what he HAD to do, and way better than any player could. ANY other player would go 0-10, Merlini manages to go 2-4 or something in that direction. ANY other player would go 20-2 with his CS, Merlini manages to go 50-10 with his CS.
I'd imagine the pick order would go something like this.
Bans (eMg First): Zeus, Sylla, NA, Lina, BM, Lesh
(eMg First) QoP, BB-Lock, PotM-SK, CK-THD, Sven-SF, Dazzle
Hmm, i dont think eMg would let MYM BB AND Lock. I think it is something like this:
(MYM first) BB, QoP + SK, Lock + THD, POTM + Sven, Dazzle + CK, SF
Edited by NXM.NunnoX, 29 December 2007 - 06:24 PM.