Tundra Esports Ascends to First Place in WEU DPC Division 1 After Beating Entity
It appeared as if Entity would dominate Tundra Esports in the Western Europe (WEU) Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22 Tour 3: Division 1 as it picked up the game one win with finesse. But it went a little bit overboard in the next two games by bringing a carry Outworld Destroyer into the fray, an out of meta hero, that had little impact. As it turned out, Entity lost the next two games against Tundra who put up a great performance with many of its players playing their comfort heroes. Having won this series, Tundra is at the top of Division 1's points table.
Entity vs Tundra Esports: Match recap and highlights
Game 1 saw little activity throughout the laning phase, with both teams just collecting one kill. Tundra had drafted an offlane Lycan, a carry Bristleback, and a mid Necrophos, all of which had the potential to snowball following the laning stage. This is what the squad has excelled at, but Entity arrived prepared to quell the onslaught. Entity never let Tundra gain control of the game by playing the map flawlessly and consistently finding key core kills. During teamfights, Tundra looked to suffer from a lack of stuns as Entity kited it and easily selected its targets. Entity won the first game in 43 minutes thanks to a precise plan in reaction to the opponents' draft.
In game 2, Tundra chose comfortable picks, with a mid Winter Wyern, an offlane Beastmaster, and a position four Doom. Entity, on the other hand, opted for an unexpected carry Outworld Destroyer, marking the hero's only third appearance in Tour 3 thus far. Tundra looked to have outdrafted Entity, and as the game progressed, the outdraft became apparent. Entity fell apart rather quickly after the laning stage, prompting it to call GG in just 28 minutes.
In game 3, Entity went for a carry Outworld Destroyer again. This time, the draft was shaping out nicely early on, with the team finding kills and even taking a little networth advantage at one point. However, similar to the second game, Tundra won one teamfight before spiraling out of control. Entity's heroes were vulnerable to being run over, and it was a quick downfall for them. Tundra won another dominating game in 32 minutes.
Here are some highlights of the series.
Since Tundra has shown signs of slipping after initial losses in the past, it will be glad to have secured a win given its first game loss in the league last week to Team Liquid. Neta "33" Shapira stated during the post-match winner's interview that the team has been working with a sports psychologist to handle losses. The team is not too far from gaining a direct invitation to The International 11 (TI11). Finishing in the top half of the points table and qualifying for the Arlington Major, where it can earn more points, will also help the team towards the direct invite.
This season, Entity has been on top of its game and its spectacular gameplay was evident in the first game when it defeated Tundra, a team that has proven to be one of the strongest in recent months. Though the Outworld Destroyer carry did not work out, the team still has a reasonable chance of qualifying for the Major with three wins and two losses to its name coupled with its current form.
Entity’s next series will take place against Team Liquid on 6th July while Tundra plays goonsquad on 9th July.