The Danish team unexpectedly became a serious barrier on the way of our guys through the lower bracket in the qualifier tournament for ESL One Frankfurt. Now the desired permit for the German tournament becomes one step closer, because HellRaisers showed character and were capable to win in bo3-match in despite of the defeat on the first map.
HellRaisers [2:1] Flipsid3 Tactics @bo3
In the beginning of the match we saw a combat pick with Drow Ranger and Shadow Fiend. Unfortunately, there was no place for an offlane as Phoenix, and he travelled throughout the map after 3-4 minutes from the start. In the ranks of the Danes appeared several extremely unpleasant characters, which to specifics of their skills leveled BKB of Afoninje and Mantis — we are talking about Spirit Breaker and Axe. In such situation it was incredibly hard to reach enemy’s Sniper. Series of team wipes from our side only increased the gap in gold and exp, and we could not get out of that trap.
When HellRaisers had to play in circumstances, where they had no right for mistake, affairs went much better. The presence of Pudge on the battlefield this time allowed to change the situation to the favor of our team in all respects. Quite quickly gorec&Co managed to press the opponents to the base and force them to capitulate. In the decisive fight, which lasted for more than half an hour, the most important role played carrie of our team, Mantis. This player came for a replacement of ARTES, who was absent today, and excellently realized the potential of his hero — Troll Warlord. There were many fights in the game, however their number was quite enough not to delay the game for later stage, where enemy’s Medusa might be a fatal character for HellRaisers.
After the win, HellRaisers continue their struggle for the quota to ESL Frankfurt. In the lower bracket only one slot for tournament played, therefore in order to win it we must win over three more opponents, among whom there are a lot of worthy teams. However, what the sense of life without difficulties!
Comment of team manager, Valentin «valentiNich» Kravchenko:
«I wrote quite a big comment to the match against FlipSid3, but realizing its size, I decided to transform it into the full blog, which will appear on hellraisers.pro in a few days. Fortunately, there are a lot of questions on what happens in the team. Concerning the played match — Ernar excellently coped with his role of «mercenary», thanks him for that. I congratulate all of us (team and fans) with not so big, but a triumphant step in competitive Dota.»
You can follow the performance of «lions» at qualifiers for ESL One Frakfurt here.
Cheer for HellRaisers!