StarLadder Dota 2 Minor: CR4ZY vs. Gambit Esports Match Recap

Mar 6, 2020

CR4ZY’s Dota 2 team played their first match at the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor in Kiev against strong opponents from the CIS region, Gambit Esports. This is how it all went down.

StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 3 is the 3rd Minor of the Dota Pro Circuit. As we get closer to The International the stakes are getting even higher. Every team is doing their best to secure their spot at the biggest esports tournament in the world, and our team is no exception.

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Like Clockwerk

Unfortunately, the first official match didn’t go so well for CR4ZY. Gambit Esports was the better team that day, and they deserved the clean 2-0 victory. In both games, they brought Clockwerk which caused us a lot of problems. In the first game XSvamp1Re did a great job with the hero, constantly finding picks and engagements. While in the second game Shachlo got the chance to show what he is capable of playing Clockwerk. 

Arc Warden also proved to be a big challenge for our team in the first game. In the second game, Gambit Esports decided to go with Naga carry, a hero which accelerated really fast after they managed to shut down Bryle as Shadow Fiend playing mid by constantly finding picks. The CR4ZY team showed much better performance during the second game but, in the end, Gambit was too strong of an opponent that day. 

In the end, we know that we have a lot of potential here, but we’re also aware that the team has only been together a week. It will take some time for skiter and KheZu to get used to playing with the others and for the team to develop in-game synergy and chemistry. We’ve also seen some great moves by skiter on Slark as well as Bryle on Shadow Fiend in early game.

This defeat against Gambit also means we will face an elimination match against NoPing e-sports. Nothing is over yet. We’ve learned our lesson and will keep improving until we make it to the top. We never lose, we win or we learn.

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