I'm surprised no one else is doing this, but since my first game my strategy is to just let the opponent rape our basket, buy two-three courier. Whenever you pick up a candy, put it in Courier One. Courier Two would be around their basket, and you just keep guerilla style getting their candies while you don't have to worry about defending your basket because you have 0 candies in it. You pick up candies with Courier Two btw, so you don't have to worry about losing your max HP. Courier Three would just be a back up. So basically, you just keep sieging their basket and banking candies on Courier One. Doesn't matter if you're getting less gold or exp. Pick heroes like Clinkz. Finally, at the last minute, dump all your candies in your basket while simultaneously sieging theirs. Win. I've only lost one game doing this, because AM and Sniper on my team didn't understand english and kept putting the candies into the basket for them to rape. But the rest were hilarious in that the other team thought we were losing until at the last minute we win them by like fifty candies and they desperately rush for our basket. Of course this will not be advantageous if both teams are banking candies in couriers.