Quinn Speaks About Not Being A Patch Team
The DreamLeague Season 19 concluded with Gaimin Gladiators emerging as the champion after a dominant performance at the tournament. This victory marks the team’s second major tournament win after winning the Lima Major 2023. Despite falling in the upper bracket of the playoffs, the team rebounded to take down Team Liquid 3-2 in the grand finals to secure the championship and take home $300,000 USD in prize money and a slot at the Riyadh Masters 2023. In the post-match interview, Quinn "Quinn" Callahan was present to answer questions from the analyst panel, where he spoke about the team's ability to adapt and not being a one-patch team.
Quinn Highlights Team's Adaptability and Dominance in Dota 2 Scene
Quinn's post-match interview highlighted the team's ability to adapt and change to new patches, showcasing their dominance in the Dota 2 scene. “Yeah, you obviously can’t celebrate the same way since some of us fly out tomorrow morning for Berlin. I think Tofu and I will have to pack up right now. It’s not quite the same but it’s always nice to win. It’s nice to show that we weren’t a patch team and we could adapt and change things up even with the game-changing by a decent amount. A lot of the stuff that we were good at was tweaked and changed so that’s nice to show as well,” the midlaner said
This victory was impressive as the teams at DreamLeague Season 19 had to play their playoff games in the new patch 7.33, which was released during the tournament. The team's adaptability was on full display as they managed to continue their dominating run after winning the Lima Major 2023 and beating Team Liquid, who was ranked #1 on the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Western Europe (WEU) 2023 Tour 2: Division I standings.
Quinn also spoke about his plans to reset before the Berlin Major 2023 starts. “I’m definitely not going to fast. Exercising is also low on the probability list as I’m sure you can tell. The replays need to be rewatched a bit–that’s not necessarily relaxing but the Major is really close and some stuff of our gameplay needs to be improved. We’re not qualified to TI through (DPC) points so we need to perform at the Major to go to TI–and also it’s fun to win games. I generally don’t get burned out so I’m pretty okay, but I’ll probably take the night off, maybe watch the VODs, order some Mickie D’s, we’ll see,” he added.
Gaimin Gladiators' victory at DreamLeague Season 19 is a testament to its continued dominance in the Dota 2 scene. The victory at the tournament shows that the team is currently the best in the world and even large-scale patches will not impact its ability to perform well. The team will now look to obtain its second major championship at the upcoming Dota 2 Berlin Major 2023.