Tundra Skiter Explains Why it is Crucial to Win Lanes in the New Patch

Dhruv Saikia
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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Tundra Skiter at The International 11</p></div>
Tundra Skiter at The International 11


Tundra Esports secure an impressive 2-0 victory over Entity in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Western Europe (WEU) Tour 3: Division I match.
The team’s carry player Oliver "skiter" Lepko was present for a post-match interview where he reflects on their victory over Entity and the importance of studying teams with limited information.
Skiter shares Tundra's confidence in winning lanes and playing aggressively in the current Dota 2 patch.

Tundra Esports has established itself as one of the premier teams in the world, standing tall alongside powerhouses like Gaimin Gladiators and Team Liquid. The International 11 champions continue to exhibit remarkable performances, showcasing its prowess in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Western Europe (WEU) Tour 3: Division I. Securing a commendable 3rd place finish in Tour 1 and an impressive 2nd place in Tour 2, Tundra has solidified its status as a top contender. Notably, the team left a mark at Dreamleague Season 19, securing a 4th place finish, and showcased its resilience with a commendable 5-6th place at the Berlin Major 2023. With the team’s sights set on Tour 3, Tundra is determined to secure a favorable standing and secure a spot in the prestigious Bali Major 2023, the final Major before The International 12.

Following a dominant 2-0 victory over Entity, Oliver "skiter" Lepko from Tundra was present for an interview, providing insights into their triumph and sharing his thoughts on Entity's overpowering 2-0 victory against Team Liquid the day prior.

Analyzing Entity's Performance and Limited Information

When asked about their approach to facing Entity, Skiter revealed that they had indeed studied their opponent's previous match against Team Liquid. He highlighted the challenge of gathering information on Entity, as the team did not qualify for the Berlin Major and had only one series and a few pub games to analyze.

“Yeah, that series definitely gives you a lot of ideas about what heroes they think are strong in this patch, and since Entity missed the whole major, there wasn't a lot of info on their team. It was just literally that one series and a bunch of pubs they played. So yeah, we definitely checked, I looked at the games briefly, but it was mostly our coach who did all the prep. I just kill some creeps and sometimes heroes." he said.

Confidence in Winning Lanes and Playing Aggressively

Skiter also addressed whether Tundra had concerns about facing Entity following its dominant performance against Team Liquid. In response, he expressed that they were not particularly worried and highlighted the significance of winning lanes in the current patch.

"Not really, I feel like nowadays if you win 3 lanes, it's kind of hard to not play fast. So I was kinda thinking if we win all lanes, we're gonna play fast, and if they win 3 lanes, they're going to play fast. So this series, we managed to look pretty good in both games, with us being the ones aggressive the whole time. But it would definitely be the other way around if they won the lanes. I feel like it all comes down to the lanes nowadays." he added.

Skiter's insights shed light on Tundra's approach to facing Entity and the confidence in their own gameplay. With diligent preparation and a focus on winning lanes, Tundra aims to continue its journey toward securing favorable standings and making its mark on the DPC WEU. As the tournament unfolds, fans eagerly anticipate witnessing Tundra's strategic prowess and unwavering determination in its quest for glory.

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Since 2012, Dhruv has developed a deep passion for Dota 2, which has only grown stronger over time. With three years of experience as a competitive player and a background in writing, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to create content around the game and its esports scene.