Yeah, laming was part of the magic of this tourney. Not only because of the fun, but also because its a good skill to be able to focus while laming / being lamed. Besides, keeping the mentality after a huge lame is a strenght aswell.
You say luck based but once again we had Viper - Hera finals. These two are so lucky to be there again...I loved the tournament but for next edition i would like to have laming banned. It was too luck dependent for me and many times it decided the game by minute 5.
And I hope next edition will be in 2021!