New Kryptonite for Team Liquid? Two Consecutive Losses to Quest Esports
In a surprising turn of events, Quest Esports emerged victorious against the formidable Team Liquid in a tiebreaker match to secure the third-place spot in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Western Europe (WEU) 2023 Tour 3: Division I standings. Liquid, known as the DPC king for its stellar performances in Tour 1 and Tour 2, faltered in Tour 3, losing key series against Entity and Quest Esports. This article delves into Quest's remarkable win streak against Liquid and explores the factors that led to its triumphant victory.
DPC Kings Liquid Finish 4th in Tour 3
Despite Liquid’s reign as the dominant force in the DPC Western Europe, the team faced unexpected challenges in Tour 3. Its opening series against Entity resulted in a decisive 2-0 loss, raising doubts about its usual dominance. The team’s subsequent matchup against Quest Esports proved to be another setback, as it suffered a second 2-0 defeat. This uncharacteristic performance left Liquid in 4th place, a surprising finish for the reigning DPC king.
Quest Esports' Impressive Run with ATF on Board
Quest Esports showcased its strength and resilience throughout Tour 3, particularly after adding ex-OG and ex-Nigma player ATF to its roster. With ATF's strategic prowess and extensive experience, Quest Esports demonstrated a marked improvement in its gameplay. The team's coordination, draft execution, and individual skill were on full display, propelling them to victory against formidable opponents, including the previously unstoppable Liquid.
Bali Major 2023: Both Teams Secure Spots
Despite their contrasting performances in Tour 3, both Liquid and Quest Esports secured spots in the upcoming Bali Major 2023. Liquid's consistent success in Tour 1 and Tour 2 has already earned it enough DPC points to qualify for The International 12. Meanwhile, Quest Esports' exceptional performance in Tour 3, culminating in its win against Liquid, secured the team a well-deserved 3rd-place finish. The Bali Major will serve as an opportunity for both teams to further solidify their positions and compete on the international stage.
Quest Esports' resounding triumph over Liquid in the Tour 3 tiebreaker signifies a significant shift in the DPC Western Europe landscape. Despite Liquid's historical dominance, the team faltered in Tour 3, opening the door for Quest Esports to seize the opportunity and secure a well-deserved victory. The Bali Major 2023 will serve as the stage where both teams will showcase their skills and strive for further success in the highly anticipated tournament.