Alliance vs Beastcoast: Mega Creeps Comeback, Base Race, and a Stomp
Alliance's matchup with beastcoast in the ESL One Fall 2021: Bootcamp Edition was expected to be a competitive one due to both teams' decent form. From a mega creeps comeback to a base race, and a stomp, the BO2 series lived up to its hype. The first game was a back-and-forth contest as beastcoast managed to secure mega creeps, but Alliance charged down mid to target the Ancient and win the game. Nevertheless, beastcoast won the second game by overpowering Alliance in all departments to even the series at 1-1.
Alliance vs beastcoast: Match recap and highlights
Game one was chaotic but fun for viewers. Early in the game, Alliance appeared to be in complete control of the map, and at only 22 minutes, they were pressing the enemy high ground with a 26-8 score. Beastcoast somehow managed to farm on their cores and coupled with some flawed teamfights on Alliance's part, they seized control of the lead. Then, instead of cautiously fighting together as a unit, beastcoast made the mistake of going all in for mega creeps. Though Alliance conceded the mega creeps, Nikobaby bought a Divine Rapier on his Clinkz to accompany this team down the midlane. Beastcoast, who did not have all five heroes alive, were able to cut waves, but only two Siege Creeps in their base prevented the Backdoor Protection from kicking in. Consequently, K1 teleported to Alliance's base on his Terrorblade to rat them. However, he did not have Metamorphosis online, so Alliance was able to take down the Ancient first and win the game in 51 minutes.
Game two, however, was a stomp by beastcoast as their draft enabled them to run over their opponents. Despite being quiet in the laning stage, beastcoast picked up the pace, following it to cut down the map for the enemies. A lack of damage prevented Alliance from engaging in teamfights with the opponent, and they tapped out of the game in just 25 minutes.
Here are some highlights of the series.
Having won this series, beastcoast has climbed to the top of Group B. Beastcoast has been rather consistent over the four series it has played in the competition. On the other hand, while Alliance has shown impressive promise at times, it has faltered at others.
Alliance's final series in the group stage will be against Team Liquid while beastcoast will face Team Empire later today, on 24th August, 2021. More info and schedule updates of the ESL One Fall 2021 can be found here.