ESTNN recaps the first round of Dota 2 North American Regional Finals.
The North American Dota 2 DPC Regional Finals have started, and we have had a taste of what the region is going to offer. Teams taking part in the finals include Quincy Crew, TSM, Evil Geniuses and 4 Zoomers. On the first day, we see Quincy take on 4 Zoomers and TSM go up against EG. We will now go into the details with the recaps.
Quincy Crew Vs 4 Zoomers
The first match saw QC dominate from the start. At around 16 minutes into the game, they were 3k ahead in net worth. Although Zoomers tried hard to stay in the game, QC took the Aegis and could play more aggressively with it. The more Zoomers tried to fight, the farther they got from the objectives. QC ended the match with a 25k net worth lead and a score of 29-16 in 35 minutes.
4 Zoomers started on a positive foot in the second match. They were looking for kills and were very aggressive from the start. However, QC soon started responding well to fights and pulled ahead of 4 Zoomers. Although the scoreline was equal. QC were ahead by 4k gold at around 18 minutes into the game. Zoomers didn’t give up and were doing well to stay in the game around the 20-minute mark. However, their smoke gank on QC failed miserably and cost them a lot of resources. QC were well ahead around the 25-minute mark and it was very difficult for Zoomers to come back into the game. The game ended with a score of 26-37 in favor of QC.
TSM Vs Evil Geniuses
The first match was even till the mid-game. However, TSM started hunting heroes with their Storm Spirit, Viper and Bane. Their combo clearly threatened EG and even with Io’s save, it was proving to be difficult for the side. Around 24 minutes into the match, TSM were 4k gold ahead. With all the space created for TSM’s Troll Warlord, he had a lot of farm. EG tried coming back into the game with Io and Luna latching onto each other. However, TSM were very strong and EG couldn’t manage to engage them in fights. The score was 14-32 in TSM’s favor.
The second match had both teams very active right from the start. However, TSM were getting things done a bit better than EG. The Quas-Wex Invoker also had an immense advantage against EG’s lineup. With an early lead, TSM picked up the Aegis and were 4k gold ahead at around 18 minutes into the game. EG were getting rolled by TSM, with both their cores and supports dying all around the map. TSM were confident and didn’t make too many mistakes. Every big fight happening between the two, went in TSM's favor. They took the Aegis for a second time around the 25-minute mark and were ahead with 15k gold at around 27 minutes into the game.
The match ended with a score of 29-12 in 28 minutes. TSM won 2-0 against Evil Geniuses and played some exceptional Dota in the first round.