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Yopaj Notches 40 Kills in BOOM Esports’ Sixth Consective DPC Series Win

Rakshak Kathuria
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BOOM Esports defeated Team SMG 2-0 to register its sixth straight series win in the Southeast Asia (SEA) Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22 Tour 2: Division.
BOOM Esports' midlaner Erin Jasper "Yopaj" Ferrer was the star of the series as after a slow start, he dominated SMG in both games to record a total of 40 kills.
There are two tiebreakers left in the SEA Division 1: Polaris Esports will take on T1 for the third Major spot on 23rd April, and BOOM will play Fnatic for the top seed on 24th April.

In BOOM Esports' last series in the Southeast Asia (SEA) Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22 Tour 2: Division 1, Erin Jasper "Yopaj" Ferrer really put on a show, as he helped BOOM Esports win 2-0. In the beginning, Yopaj's series was rocky, as he was subjected to a lot of aggression from SMG, but once he bounced back, SMG had no answers for him. In the first game, he killed 20 enemies with Ember Spirit and another 20 with Storm Spirit in the second game. The series result moves BOOM Esports to the top of the table along with Fnatic, while SMG loses its chance to qualify for the Major.

BOOM Esports vs Team SMG: Match Recap and Highlights


Game 1 might have been a bit quiet in the laning phase but once the 10-minute mark rolled around, the teams were battling it out. SMG was the aggressor initially as with Moon leading the charge on his mid Storm Spirit, the team found a number of kills. Yopaj’s Ember Spirit was a particular target of these kills, dying four times in the first 17 minutes. The game continued to be fought fiercely as BOOM put its top notch skills to good use. Yopaj, who was struggling the most among the cores, delivered a remarkable Ember Spirit performance for the upteenth time, culminating in a 20-5-17 KDA and helping his team win in 52 minutes.

Game 2 was an outdraft by BOOM Esports. After seeing Storm Spirit and Medusa on BOOM, SMG was tempted to for a safelane Anti Mage but the pick did not work out as SMG would have hoped. Yopaj was once again exceptional, going ham on his mid Storm Spirit. JaCkky was also farmed on Medusa and BOOM cruised to a win in 31 minutes.


Here are some highlights of the series.

Although BOOM Esports' first series against Nigma Galaxy SEA ended in a technical loss because of internet difficulties, the team did not lose a series following that. The team went on to defeat formidable opponents like T1 and Fnatic, showcasing itself as the new number one squad in SEA. BOOM has not only shown sheer dominance at times, but mental fortitude and discipline to bounce back when the going gets tough in games to ensure victory.

As for SMG, it showed glimpses of promise during the season, but was unable to compete with the top teams. It seems as though SMG's gameplay has been lacking when it faces off against the big dogs for the past few months now. Its ability to defeat lesser-known teams is impressive, but its ability to beat the top teams is lacking.

In the SEA DPC Division 1, all series during the regular group stage are now complete. There are two tiebreakers left in the region: Polaris Esports will take on T1 for the third Major spot on 23rd April, and BOOM will play Fnatic for the top seed on 24th April. Both BOOM and Fnatic have already secured their spots for the ESL One Stockholm Major 2022 taking place in May.

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Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors in esports. However, his current focus is specifically on Dota 2.