Team Spirit and Xtreme Gaming Settle for a Draw in Anticipated BetBoom Dacha Dubai Series
The clash between Team Spirit and Xtreme Gaming, featuring the showdown between Illya "Yatoro" Mulyarchuk and Wang "Ame" Chunyu, concluded with an exciting 1-1 draw at BetBoom Dacha Dubai 2024. After an unconventional draft that was worsened by Spirit's easy execution of teamfights, Xtreme found itself trailing 1-0. The second game was a Chinese classic as Xtreme had a heavy teamfight focused lineup that overwhelmed Spirit. Following day two of BetBoom Dacha Dubai 2024, both teams now sit atop Group B.
Team Spirit vs Xtreme Gaming: Match recap and highlights
In game 1, Xtreme chose a carry Medusa and an unexpected Venomancer in the midlane. Venomancer, although being Xtreme's last pick, did not perform well as Xm finished the game with a 3-11-5 KDA, due to being an easy target throughout the game. Even though Spirit was collecting kills, the networth lead did not move significantly in its favor, but after Yatoro had enough items on Faceless Void, he was able to pick and choose his targets. Xtreme Gaming had no saves, therefore it constantly entered a teamfight with a disadvantage and lost after 45 minutes.
Game 2 saw Xtreme go to a more traditional teamfight-focused composition, centered on an early push with Ame on Luna. The laning stage was quite even, except for Xtreme's supports emerging on top. XinQ farmed extensively on Batrider and matched Larl's networth on Puck. Despite a handful of hiccups in which Spirit scored important kills, Xtreme remained laser-focused on grouping and putting pressure on its opponents. The team executed flawlessly and emerged victorious in 30 minutes.
Here are some highlights of the series.
Two carry players who hold each other in high regard and have enjoyed high octane matchups in the past, Ame and Yatoro, made the series a thrilling clash. In their respective victories, both players displayed strong execution.
As a whole, Spirit and Xtreme appear to be two of the strongest teams, and it will be surprising if they face off again in the playoffs soon.
As part of the next series in Group B of the BetBoom Dacha Dubai 2024, both teams will go up against their regional counterparts. Spirit will compete against BetBoom Team while Xtreme shall face Azure Ray on 6th Feb 2024.