The International 2015 EU Qualifier
HellRaisers [1:1] Vega Squadron @bo2
HellRaisers’ first game within European Qualifiers for the main Dota 2 tournament of the year ended in a draw. As a result they have got only one point.
The first map we literally failed. Even the picking up Leshrac for the middle lane didn’t help. In the early game HellRaisers kept the situation under control, but some fights in the mid game “made” the match. The enemy’s main carry, Ursa, became a big problem when he got the items. Phoenix turned out to be useless since he was always focused by the opponents. The attempts to do a comeback in the late game were unsuccessful as well, since the rivals didn’t stop pushing. A few more ineffective fights and HellRaisers had to surrender.
We took a short break, and our Lions were ready to get back to the second match. This time our pick seemed to be a bit better. From the early game HellRaisers started to dominate on all lines. Vega Squadron tried to turn events around, but it didn’t happen. Thus Dread and Co got a victory in a 20-minutes game. The score is 1-1 now.
Valentin «valentiNich» Kravchenko, the team's manager, said:
«The first pancake is always a failure. Though we had been preparing the tactics for the early game at the boot camp, due to the imbalanced pick we couldn’t win it. Solo and Co. took rather aggressive and fat heroes, whom it was very difficult to oppose. One fail on the top lane, when we lost two supports, caused to “snowball effect”, that was boosting Ursa Warrior during the rest of the game. There is not much to talk about the second game. The well-prepared pick and a good play did their job. We are talking a break and waiting for the next game against Na`Vi. Do you want our players to answer on your question today? Then leave it in comments below!»
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Cheer for HellRaisers!