Entity and Alliance players went straight for the jungle at minute one prompting Ceb to call the match “the dumbest thing” he has seen in Dota since 2012.
It has been some time since Alliance played official matches against Division I teams. After dropping back to Division II as a result of their disappointing performance in season three of WEU DPC, they needed to make a great come back at ESL One Malaysia. Unfortunately, facing a strong team like Entity as their first opponent did not help their case. Entity gave no quarter by unleashing a pos5 Chen that was able to outfarm every single one of his opponents, proving the hero’s worth as one of the strongest.
A pos 5 Chen with a higher net worth than a pos 2 Windranger
Alliance had a rough first game as they failed to find a decent gank or complete a successful team fight against Entity. Even though Alliance had the likes of Tiny, Pudge, and Windranger, they were not able to coordinate their moves effectively. Meanwhile, by a vast margin, Entity brought down the hammer over Alliance. With a Visage and a Chen, they were able to take a tier one mid tower in eight minutes. Things could not get any worse for Alliance until the pos5 Chen by Dzmitry “Fishman” Palishchuk finished a Mekansm in 11 minutes and a Wraith Pact in 19 minutes. The Chen even had a higher net worth than Aliwi “w33” Omar Windranger. In a dominating fashion, Entity ended game one with a classic fountain farm.
“Alliance Entity game 2 start is the dumbest thing I have seen since 2012 I think” – Ceb
Dumbest is the word OG member Sébastien “Ceb” Debs used to describe game two as both Alliance and Entity opened haphazardly with their players gunning straight for the jungle to farm. On the side of Entity, Pudge and Chen were seen hitting neutral creeps independently for a good two minutes. At the same time, the Nikolay “Nikobaby” Nikolov Faceless Void on Alliance also started hitting neutrals at minute one. However, he needed some help from the support Yaroslav “Limitless” Parshin Viper which resulted in poorer efficiency.
There did not seem to be any order coming out of this match as everyone was playing completely out of the book, not following the standard “rules” of Dota. It was a messy game all across the board. Yet Entity still came out on top. Credits to Ivan “Pure” Moskalenko’s Pudge and Daniel “Stormstormer” Schoetzau Invoker with their insane accuracy on hooks and Sunstrikes.
After all said and done, the MVP for this series must go to Fishman with his Chen. In both games, Fishman demonstrated exceptional performance out of his Chen. He was able to outfarm cores and was ahead of all of Alliance players in game two. Entity finished game two in under 25 minutes with a net worth lead of 20k, securing their first 2-0 of the tournament.
ESL One Malaysia 2022 is off to an interesting start thanks to Alliance and Entity. You do not want to miss out on any of the matches. Be sure to follow esports.gg for LIVE updates on game scores, standings, match recaps and schedules.
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