After a year of back-and-forth for third place in the NA Dota 2 scene, Undying had the final say in qualifying for TI10 at the 4Zoomers prize.
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After a year of battling for third place in North American Dota 2 after Evil Geniuses and Quincy Crew, Undying definitely proved they deserve third place by beating 4Zoomers 3-0 in the NA TI10 Qualifying Grand Final. . Not only did the Immortals not lose a game in the Grand Final, but they also managed to remain undefeated throughout qualifying, not losing a single game. There you have it, that’s quite an achievement!
4 Zoomers started the day with a streak against the Bumble BEEs and, as with all clashes they’ve won, dropped out of Game 1. But the Zoomers stayed calm and used their strengths over the next two games to win the Series 2-1 and set up a Grand Final clash against Undying.
Undying vs. 4Zoomers has grown into a healthy rivalry throughout the year. Undying managed to get the upper hand over his enemies in the two DPC League seasons, but 4 Zoomers beat them in the BTS 5 Pro Series Grand Finals. In BTS 5 Pro Series, the Zoomers managed to win. in the top installment finale, but Undying turned things around in the grand finale. Leading up to the TI10 NA Qualifying Final Series, Undying held the best record against 4Zoomers, including yesterday’s 2-0 win in the Upper Bracket Final.
The first game was close, with neither team having a decisive advantage over the other. Samuel “Sammyboy” Anderson’s Mermaid Naga was cultivating faster than any other hero on the map, accelerating the Zoomer’s net worth advance at a small rate. However, the Undying team has three players who have been to The International before and have a bit more experience and patience while playing clutch games like the one that unfolded. Even playing from behind, they managed to sneak Roshan’s first two kills, and grabbing Sammyboy in the wrong place at the wrong time was enough for them to turn the tide.
In game 2, Undying turned to the Ax carry, which Enzo “Timado” Gianoli performed beautifully. He went 11/3/10, but Jonas “Saberlight” Volek’s Timbersaw stole the show with a performance of 13/0/14.
4 Zoomers, with their backs to the wall in game 3, tried to emulate what their opponents in game 2 by choosing the Ax carry for Sammyboy. But David “MoonMeander” Tan mentioned later in the interview that while they had gotten strong on the Ax carry in the scrims, the team also realized which heroes could counter it effectively, which is exactly what it is. they did with a win in just under 33 minutes. to secure a 3-0 series victory and a place in TI10. Needless to say, Moon Meander was on the moon (no pun intended).
Although he may be crushed, Sammyboy was graceful in defeat.
Undying, who was on the cusp of securing a major DPC spot in both seasons (especially the first, which upgraded to a three-way tierbreaker), will finally have the chance to prove himself at LAN events. If they manage to pull off an outstanding performance at TI10, that may well become the deciding factor that will give NA three spots at DPC Majors starting next year.