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DPC Tour 2 SEA: BOOM Esports Shuts Down Resurgent Polaris Esports

Rakshak Kathuria
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BOOM Esports took down Polaris Esports with a scoreline of 2-1 and registered its first series win in the SEA DPC 2021-22 Tour 2: Division 1.
Despite Polaris winning the first game, BOOM Esports came back strong in the second and third games through exceptional drafting and stellar gameplay. Yopaj spearheaded this comeback with phenomenal performances on Ember Spirit and Puck.
Both BOOM and Polaris will play their next series on 30th March. BOOM will go up against OB.Neon, and Polaris will face off against Team SMG.

In the Southeast Asia (SEA) Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22 Tour 2: Division 1, BOOM Esports has taken down table topper Polaris Esports for its first series win. BOOM entered the series as the clear favorites, but Polaris continued to demonstrate its superior gameplay by taking the first game. BOOM recovered in an impressive fashion in the next two games, led by Erin Jasper "Yopaj" Ferrer's spectacular mid lane performance, to prevail 2-1. This win for the team comes after its unfortunate forfeit in its first series against Nigma Galaxy SEA. BOOM had to sadly forfeit due to a power outage.

BOOM Esports vs Polaris Esports: Match Recap and Highlights

In game 1, both teams traded blows in the middle stages, but BOOM lost steam without a tanky offlaner. There was no reliable initiation source with a Viper offlaner for BOOM, which Polaris capitalized on. While Lelouch- made crisp moves, Natsumi-'s Medusa had a fairly free game, and he continued farming relentlessly until he grew into a beast to then help his team take the win in 42 minutes.

In game 2, Yopaj’s Ember Spirit led an aggressive approach for BOOM, while Polaris had selected Anti Mage, which limited its draft's potential early on in the game. BOOM never let the game slip away, and it meticulously used the map to build a 9k lead in 18 minutes. Polaris Esports was unable to make any moves and lost after managing to get just six kills in the 32 minute game.

BOOM pulled out the Gyrocopter-Io combo for the third game in a row. It turned out to be successful just like the second game, but it was also Yopaj who was the highlight of BOOM's aggressive playstyle on his last pick Puck. As Polaris failed to make any significant moves in the game, its heroes and towers went down one by one. BOOM won the game in 34 minutes in another dominating performance.

Highlights

Here are some highlights of the series.

BOOM got a little ahead of itself in the first game with a Viper offlane, but quickly proved its mettle in both drafting and gameplay execution for the second and third games. In both games that it won, it controlled the game from the onset and left no room for Polaris Esports to recover. Yopaj definitely was a treat to watch in the third game as Puck, as well as Ember Spirit in the second game.

Although Polaris Esports comes from Division 2, it is putting forth gameplay of the highest quality. It defeated Nigma Galaxy 2-0, destroyed T1 2-0, and now has even taken a game off BOOM. According to current indications, Polaris is one of the best teams in the event and the frontrunner for one of the three Major slots.

Both BOOM and Polaris will play their next series on 30th March. BOOM will go up against OB.Neon, and Polaris will face off against Team SMG.

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Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors in esports. However, his current focus is specifically on Dota 2.