?WESG 2017 – Team Previews - Fire Dragoon – 2 standins and a dream

Shounak Sengupta

10th, Mar, 2018
One of the many SEA orgs that will be gunning for glory at WESG will be Malaysia’s Fire Dragoon. The organization hasn’t had the best of times in recent SEA tournaments and multiple roster changes has left them in a difficult position when it comes to taking on the top teams in the region.
Nonetheless, they have qualified for the WESG main event and we will now take a look at what they offer and how they made it there.
The roster and the APAC Regionals
At the APAC Regional finals, Fire Dragoon topped their group with wins over Keen Gaming, Azure and 818 Esports. In the playoffs, they went up against Indian org, Signify and managed to take a close 2-1 win in the tie. Up next for them was Australia’s 7th Heaven and unfortunately the Australians handed Fire Dragoon quite a drubbing taking the series 2-0.
The roster comprises of some top Malaysian names including Ahjit, AlaCrity, KaNG, yaNG and BrayaNT. However, it was recently announced that both yang and brayant will not be able to make it to the main event. To replace them, Fire Dragoon have employed Wenn and Yamateh. Using 2 standins is definitely not the most ideal of situations for FDG but both Wenn and Yamateh are veterans of the scene and bring quite a bit to the table.
The main event draws
In phase 1 of the group stages, FDG are seeded in group F and it’s pretty clear that they have managed to dodge a bullet. Team Ukraine who looked like the best team with the tournament with Noone, Artstyle, Lil, Ghostik and Resolution in their roster have withdrawn from the tournament and were seeded in Group F as well. Their replacement has not been announced as of the moment. The other teams in Group F are SG Esports who came in from the SA Quals and Mexican team Learn2Gank. In theory, FDG will be able to match up well against both these teams who aren’t the most decorated on the international circuit. The SEA team is quite skilled individually and can be expected to go through from the groups but a surprise replacement team may cause a bit of trouble for them.

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See also: WESG 2017: Team Preview - 7th Heaven
See also: WESG 2017: Team Preview - Alpha Red

See also: WESG 2017: Team Preview - 7th Heaven



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