Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap — CIS Feb 11-14

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Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap — CIS Feb 11-14

We take a look at some of the CIS regions most interesting moments during Week Four of the DPC.

With just two more weeks until the CIS DPC League comes to an end, we already know the names of some teams that will attend the major. Nevertheless, it’s always interesting to watch some of the best rosters in the region playing against each other. With that said, here are some of the highlights of the week.

Lower Division

Even though we expected HellRaisers to completely dominate the lower bracket, it seems like Winstrike is the team that everyone is looking up to. After yet another dominant performance, Maxim “re1bl” Afanasyev and his teammates destroyed HR.

The first game of the series between the two titans was definitely more interesting to watch. Both teams picked comfortable heroes, but Winstrike’s draft was stronger during the laning stage. As a result, HR’s Storm Spirit had a pretty hard game, so he wasn’t able to show his full potential. Slowly but steadily, Winstrike got enough items and managed to win the game.

Following the loss, Roman “Resolut1on” Fomynok and his team-mates tried to pick an entirely different lineup. Despite countering Winstrike’s SS, HR was demolished in under 25 minutes. Following the victory, Winstrike is now first in the group.

Also Read: DPC Weekly Recap – North America Feb 8-14

Upper Division

There are two series that we want to focus on in this review, and all of them took place on Sunday. The first one is between AS Monaco Gambit and Natus`Vincere. The latter has been one of the most dominant teams in the DPC so far. Following their recent success, it seems like Danil “Dendi” Ishutin’s ex-team will definitely attend the Major.

The first game between the two went in favor of Natus`Vincere. Alik “V-Tune” Vorobey and his Morphling had a very solid laning stage, which allowed the hero to snowball out of control. Gambit tried to fight back but their draft did not have the firepower to withstand Na`Vi’s pressure.

Following the loss, the CIS squad decided to go with an unorthodox lineup by picking both Wraith King and Morphling. Even though we expected Na’Vi to dominate the series, Gambit was able to rip through their opponents. After 27 minutes, Kiyalbek “dream” Tayirov and his colleagues managed to push the series into a final game three.

Even though Gambit picked Morphling yet again, this time, Natus`Vincere was able to win, thanks to their Phantom Lancer. Even though the team had some problems early on, it managed to allow PL to get a decent amount of farm. Consequently, the hero carried his team to victory.

Also Read: DPC Weekly Recap – EU Feb 9-13

Highlight Series: Virtus.Pro vs Team Spirit

The last series of the week was between VP and Team Spirit. Virtus.Pro are yet to taste a defeat, so they were definitely the biggest favorite in the series.

The first game was probably one of the most interesting ones in the entire DPC so far. The two teams played for over an hour, and we got to see loads of back and forth action. It seemed as if VP would win, but in the end, Team Spirit managed to deliver their knock-out punch.

Despite the demoralizing loss, VP proved once again why they are the best team in CIS. Danil “gpk” Skutin and his team-mates picked Monkey King and Phantao Assasin, which are two of the strongest heroes right now. Despite the slow start, VP was able to win the mid-game and eventually secure the victory in the game.

The final game of the series was also fun to watch because both teams had late-game based drafts. Team Spirit tried to allow their Medusa to farm as much as possible and they succeeded, at least up to a point. However, VP’s team-fight composition was really strong, which is why the team was able to take full control of the game. In the end, VP won the game and took the series in their favor.

Also Read: DPC Weekly Recap – South America Feb 8-13

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Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap — CIS Feb 11-14
Zlosterr has been a fan of esports for many years and mainly focuses on Dota 2. He has more than five years of experience writing Dota 2 content for numerous platforms. Besides being a passionate fan of the game, he's also played for various amateur teams.