Alliance Has Been Relegated to Lower Division for Next DPC Season
As Alliance continues its dismal run in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Western Europe (WEU) 2021-22 Tour 1: Division 1, it has now reached a point that is past repair. Losing 2-0 to OG and suffering its fifth series loss this season, Alliance is now confirmed to be relegated to Division 2 in the next season. While Alliance started off the series well, it went down to the opposition in the major teamfight towards the end to lose the first game. The team seemed quite disoriented in the second game and OG handled it easily in just 22 minutes. The fact Alliance played with a stand-in in place of support/captain Simon "Handsken" Rasmus Haag also did not help.
Alliance vs OG: Match Recap and Highlights
In game 1, both teams were constantly looking for kills. It seemed like both were finding just the random support kills, but OG soon began racking up some important kills with its highly paced draft that came online quite early in the game. OG established a 9k lead in 29 minutes before Alliance struck back with a massive teamfight win. OG's teamfight capabilities were still superior with spells such as Ravage and Sonic Wave, and in a very close teamfight win near Alliance's base, OG barely managed to take down the enemy Ancient in 44 minutes.
In Game 2, Alliance was unable to put up a challenge. While it did have a competitive draft, OG fared far better in farming the resources around the map. Alliance looked hapless in its moves and kept losing bodies one after another. The score was 26-5 and Alliance tapped out of the game in just 22 minutes.
Here are some highlights of the series.
Alliance has had a season that it would want to forget. After dominating the two DPC 2021 leagues in the past year, it fell to becoming one of the two weakest teams in the ongoing season. The roster change following The International 10 (TI10) seemingly has not borne fruit. There is one more series remaining and with nothing to lose, the players will keep their focus on bringing the league to a close on a high note as it may also be the last series for some or perhaps all of them.
OG's young squad, on the other hand, continues to impress, winning four series and only losing two. Although there is no Major to play for, there are some important DPC points that it would like to collect by achieving a higher rank. Furthermore, multiple teams may have to face off in tiebreakers at this stage as all teams except for Alliance and COOLGUYS have decent win-loss records.
Alliance’s final series in the league will be against Team Liquid on 18th Jan while OG plays Tundra Esports on 19th Jan.