By Andrew ‘Riser’ Bronze
Despite a rocky road for coL.Dota in the last few months, with a multitude of roster changes and lackluster performances, the up-and-coming squad seems to have come into their own in the recent days. The team has rebounded after a slump of losses, going undefeated so far in Canada Cup 4 with the addition of standins Johan “Mynuts” Andersson, their former teammate from Heroes of Newerth, and Michael “ixmike88” Ghannam, formerly of Sneaky Nyx Assassins, Fire Dota and compLexity fame.
Speaking of ixmike88, tonight he will be facing off against his former teammates from FireDota, who have renamed themselves “Summoner’s Rift” with the recent additions of Jimmy “Demon” Ho, and Sébastien “7ckingMad” Debs. The match, starting on Feb. 16 at 6pm EST, will be the second in single elimination Major All Stars Dota 2 Tournament qualifier. coL and Fire have a rich history of excellent matches, with coL barely missing out on a trip to New York after falling to Fire, then Sneaky Nyx Assassins, in the finals of the ESL One America qualifier, which was immediately followed by another epic battle in Canada Cup Season 3, with coL once again losing to SNA 1-2 and eventually taking third place. Since then, multiple 1-2 losses in show matches and other events, while coL still holds a winning record in Bo1 matches.
In their most recent face-off, coL once again fell to their North American rivals, dropping a bo5 series 1-3 in the Bounty Hunter America Showdown #3. The revitalized boys in black and red will look to ride their recent success’s momentum to take down their rivals tonight, tune in for fantastic coL.Dota action on twitch.tv/BeyondtheSummit!