After the mud settled on the ESL One Stockholm 2022. It was time to verify in with the Dota 2 Western Europe Tour 3 I and II Overview – Week 1.
Tour 3 of this 12 months’s DPC is lastly right here. ESL One Stockholm 2022 was superb to observe and OG defended Western Europe’s status as one of the best area in Dota 2. Now, the younger squad can have proven its prowess as soon as extra as a result of there are different Majors forward of them.
Week 1 of Tour 3 in Western Europe was very, very fascinating. We had a few epic matches that we have been keen to observe, particularly in Division I. Though we are able to’t cowl all of them on this overview, we’ll attempt to share extra details about essentially the most intriguing matches.
Secret vs OG
Unsurprisingly, the sequence between Crew Secret and OG was undoubtedly the spotlight of this week’s motion in Division II. Each groups are among the many contenders for the Main slot, so the result of this match was important.
Some folks thought that Secret would win as a result of the workforce made an necessary roster change. Nonetheless, OG bounced again in each video games and didn’t permit their opponents to grab the victory.
The primary recreation between these two have been thrilling as a result of we noticed Tommy “Taiga” Le’s Enigma in motion. Secret took the lead early on and gained a fairly strong benefit. Actually, issues began to look scary for Taiga and the remainder, however this was when Secret made a number of errors.
After shedding a couple of teamfights, OG was in a position to bounce again and acquire the lead. ESL One Stockholm’s Main winners used their benefit and gained the sport after 42 minutes of play.
Much like recreation one, Crew Secret determined to make use of their Doom, Pango, and Razor. Nonetheless, Clement “Puppey” Ivanov’s and his teammates additionally picked Enigma.
This draft gave Secret an excellent begin and even gained a fairly strong benefit. Sadly, just like what occurred within the first recreation of the sequence, there was a really messy combat close to the Radiant’s T1 tower. Every part went flawed for Secret, which gave OG a full 5-man wipe.
Evidently, Bozhidar “bzm” Bogdanov and his Morphling took full benefit of the scenario and ripped via their opponents.
Gaimin Gladiators vs Entity
To be trustworthy, we didn’t anticipate the sequence between GG and Entity to be so fascinating. If we take a look at the 2 groups, we are able to see that GG was the massive favourite. Actually, this is without doubt one of the finest groups in Western Europe and was among the many favorites within the final Main.
Surprisingly, Entity gained each video games and delivered Gaimin Gladiators the primary loss within the DPC. Curiously, each video games lasted exactly 41 minutes and seemed comparable.
GG used a draft centered on Enigma and Juggernaut in recreation one, whereas Entity picked Sniper and Puck. The early recreation for Void Spirit and Juggernaut was nice, however the recreation grew to become one-sided as soon as Sniper bought a couple of objects.
The second recreation of the sequence was extra thrilling, however in the long run, Entity was victorious. GG’s Ember and IO performed properly, however Entity’s team-fight potential and Doom have been too sturdy to beat. Daniel “Stormstormer” Schoetzau and the remainder have been the higher workforce today and deserved to win.
Alliance vs Crew Secret
The final sequence of the day that we have been keen to observe was between Alliance and Crew Secret. Each groups misplaced their first sequence this week, so this match was essential for them. One other loss would put them in a foul place as a result of they are going to have a tough time bouncing again.
We anticipated this sequence to be shut, so we weren’t stunned by what occurred in recreation one. Alliance relied on their explosive carry and picked TA and DK. These two heroes have confirmed themselves many occasions to date, however they needed to go up in opposition to none aside from Secret’s Invoker.
Though TA gave Alliance a great begin, as soon as Invoker and Razor began taking part in extra actively, issues rapidly modified. Secret’s draft was higher for workforce fights as a result of that they had the double Doom combo. Sadly, Alliance couldn’t win any important fights and misplaced the sport after 41 minutes.
Alliance was wanting to win the second recreation of the sequence, which is why they’ve picked KOTL and NS. This combo grew to become fairly well-liked within the final couple of days as a result of it offers tons of imaginative and prescient.
The laning stage and the mid-game have been fairly even, however Crew Secret had the benefit all through many of the recreation. We noticed a slightly fascinating Roshan kill simply 26 minutes after the beginning. This made Bristleback even tougher to kill.
Regardless of their good draft, Alliance had no approach of killing Bristleback. The hero was too tanky, and everybody else on Secret’s workforce additionally did an excessive amount of injury. In the long run, the newcomers in Division I had no different possibility however to forfeit.
NGX vs IVY
Western Europe’s Division II is all the time charming to observe, however this 12 months, it’s much more particular. One of many causes for that is the truth that Nigma must go up in opposition to all groups right here and combat for its place in Division I.
As you understand, the workforce made a major roster change earlier than the beginning of Tour 3. As an alternative of Igor “iLTW” Filatov, the workforce bought Syed SumaiL “SumaiL” Hassan and positioned him within the mid-lane. Evidently, everybody was wanting to see him in motion.
As anticipated, NGX had no issues in opposition to IVY of their first match in Division II. The primary recreation was simple for SumaiL and the remainder as a result of the workforce bought a draft that centered on pushing. IVY determined to go for a Medusa draft in order that they might consider turtling. Nonetheless, issues didn’t go as deliberate as a result of NGX ripped via them.
After shedding recreation one, Jan “Qupe” Tinnemeie and the remainder stepped up their recreation and picked a extra fascinating draft. Talking of one thing fascinating, Nigma bought Earthspirit, a hero we haven’t seen shortly.
Though IVY had their possibilities of gaining the lead, TI 7 champions managed the sport since its starting. The workforce didn’t permit their opponents to make the most of their draft and win after 43 minutes of play.