Got probably my most absurd win ever last night.
Match started fine. I was mid with Drow; lion and SB were bot against Omni + Axe. Omni and Axe start off ridiculously aggressive, chasing bot beyond the t1 tower. I go down to help and we get an immediate double kill. Up 2-0, things are going smoothly.
Well, I must not have been paying good attention because by the 7-minute mark I look up (expecting to see 2-0 or something like that still) and it's like...2-9 in their favor. By the 12-minute mark its something like 20-3. The majority of my team is feeding, so I pretty much conclude that it's all over but the crying. I keep playing it out anyway even though we're getting molested. By the 30 minute mark all our towers are down (all but one of theirs stands) and we're pushed in our base trying to fend off waves of creeps, trying to absorb aegis axe, etc. we lose a couple of tier 3's and the top rax, so we're trying to push top out as far as possible while dealing with their pushes. Somehow we get 3 consecutive successful team fights (resulting in their mid towers getting pushed down), and their key players run out of money for buy-backs. The last engagement happens at mid and baby, they don't see us coming. invis bounty + shadow drow + shadow lion + sb doing *just enough* to silence/stun down omni, gem exposes riki next...np nowhere around...axe and viper goes down quickly...and we win the game.
I still don't believe it. when 3 characters on your team go a combined 8/41...you don't expect to win.
Never give up. That's the lesson for the day.