After beating OG, Alliance’s captain, Gustav "s4" Magnusson came in for a post-match winners’ interview in EU-DPC 2021 S1 where he talked about the uniqueness in their matchup against OG. S4 also mentioned that Team Secret was their most formidable opponent in the tournament. He also noted that every team was watching the Chinese region as they were showing some top-notch and highly competitive Dota 2 gameplay.
The win over OG marks Alliance’s first victory of EU-DPC 2021 S1.
Artsiom "fng" Barshak’s epic Rat play on Nature’s Prophet over OG yesterday helped Alliance secure a 2-0 victory and attain their first points of EU-DPC 2021 S1.
After this much-needed win, the captain of Alliance, s4, talked about the constant mind games that the team had to play against OG. He also mentioned that Team Secret was their toughest rival in the tournament.”
“I think, OG is kind of like the battle of the minds you know in a way that you don’t want them to get into your mind when you are playing against them and same with like we want to get into their mind. You can kind of see it in how we move around the map and stuff. They are just constantly attacking us on one side, and we attack them on one side. We don’t like, respond, or anything, [we’re] just running at each other, so it’s very different from playing against other teams, but I would say Secret are looking really strong right now, as usual. They are probably the strongest for us right now.”
S4 also mentioned that, apart from Europe, he was watching and learning a lot from China.
“Yeah, I mean, I think everyone is watching China right now. I think they are playing super well, and they are very competitive. I think they are even playing LAN, most of them, so it’s super competitive. They are all trying their best, and I think we are kind of behind right now, but when we meet them at LAN, we are going to see how we fare against them...
…We have a lot of respect for them. We are watching the replays and stuff, and they play super well.”