Esportal Two more teams are ready for the next stage in the Esportal Dota2 League playoffs.
First, Team Empire discarded 4 Clovers with relative ease – then, all hell broke loose when Hellraisers and 4ASC clashed.
– This is probably one of the craziest series I’ve ever casted, Andrew ”Zyori” Campbell says after the back-and-forth game.
Team Empire were heavily favored in the matchup against 4 Clovers when group B in Esportal Dota2 League went underway on Friday night. And they didn’t disappoint their fans when they went on to win 2-0 without much effort.
– Empire were a bit sloppy but were never in any real danger, David ”LD” Gorman sums up the game afterwards.
Hellraisers and 4ASC went to town
But the second matchup of the night was a whole other story, and even raised some eyebrows in the casting staff. When Hellraisers and 4ASC went at each other no one was safe, and from time to time it looked like the players themselves didn’t quite know what was going on. In the first game of the BO3 Hellraisers got off to a great start but 4ASC fought back and won a deciding team fight.
– Hellraisers got their dream start, but it didn’t matter. After a while Bounty Hunter came online, they won the big team fight and after that there was no looking back, Dakota ”KotLGuy” Kox says.
”No idea which way this is gonna go”
The second match turned into a real belter, crossing the one hour mark as the teams took turns eliminating each other. After a while the confusion was total, which led the casters to summarize:
– This is probably one of the craziest series I’ve ever casted. I have no idea which way this is gonna go.
Eventually, Hellraisers managed to finish the game and took the series into a third and deciding match. There, the madness continued but this time in the shape of a merciless 4ASC.
”One of the best efforts I’ve seen”
Led on by Lasse ”MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen on his Sven, 4ASC completely flattened their opposition. Despite the fact they messed up an opportunity to finish the game as they got overconfident, they soon came back knocking on Hellraiser’s doors once more. After the conclusion, MATUMBAMAN was lauded by the casters.
– You have to check it out if you didn’t see it live. It’s one of the best efforts I’ve seen in my life, KotLGuy says about the 21-6-10 run from MATUMBAMAN.
On Saturday, Esportal Dota2 League returns with the Loser’s Bracket games. For schedule and brackets, check the official site here.
ESPORTAL DOTA2 LEAGUE - GROUP B
Team Empire – 4 Clovers 2-0
4ASC – Hellraisers 2-1