by Sören ‘Fantasy’ Vendsahm
The boys did it! compLexity Gaming’s Dota 2 team went against all odds and predictions and is the first team from the North American qualifier to punch their ticket to TI5 in Seattle, Washington.
With only North American Rejects V2 standing in the way of Swindlemelonzz and his team, the squad once more showed the world what they were made off. In the first game against the NA All-star team, it was Zyzz on Weaver and captain Swindlemelonzz on Warlock torching through the entire lineup. Coupled with clutch Shallow Grave’s by Zfreek, massive ultimates by Fly on Sand King, as well as the tanky and disruptive presence of Moonmeander on Undying, the opposition was outmatched. In the end the game came down to a form of base race with coL.Dota focusing on objectives and the throne, rather than getting more kills. A cancelled Town Portal, two Warlock ultimates and a little bug playing big were too much for NAR to handle in the short amount of time it took to dismantle the ancient throne of the Radiant team.
With matchball and a ticket on the line, coL.Dota wasn’t playing complacent, wasn’t leaving anything up to chance. Once more a solid draft, once more a great execution of the gameplan, leading to one of the most lopsided compLexity Gaming games in this entire qualifier. Moonmeander getting active on his Nature’s Prophet, Swindle reprising his signature hero as Dragon Knight, while ZfreeK went back to his beloved jungle on Tempest – all those aspect, paired with great rotations and decision-making – lead to a blowout. coL.Dota was putting on a clinic, executing their strat with surgical precision, being able to completely roll over the Dota 2 squad featuring TI veterans such as Korok and Fogged.
A clear and decisive 2-0 elevates compLexity Gaming into the Grand Finals of the North American TI5 qualifier, granting them a trip to Seattle already. Whether they will go there as a wildcard team or already accepted into the main event will be determined tomorrow, when the qualifier comes to a conclusion. coL.Dota will have the first game off, being able to study and prepare for either mousesports or NAR in a Best of Five series for all the glory and American bragging rights. A win would put coL into the main event of The International, already set up to throw down with top teams in the world like Team Secret, Team Empire or Vici Gaming.
Get a good night’s sleep before the final day of coL.Dota’s run in the TI5 North American qualifier, gather your energy to once more send them to the boys come game time. twitch.tv/ti5sange will once more be the place, 12 AM CEST / 6 PM EST / 3 PM PDT will be the time. Don’t miss out on some coL action!