Spherical 1 of the modified swiss-format of ESL One Germany 2020 got here to a detailed yesterday and the outcomes have been somewhat anticipated. The one shocking end result that shocked all people was Workforce Nigma dropping 2-Zero to a lesser-known CIS group, Yellow Submarine.
Yellow Submarine Pull Off an Upset
Again in 2015, Yellow Submarine (YeS) gained quite a lot of publicity after it gained The Worldwide 2015 European Open Qualifiers. The group couldn’t qualify to the primary match and after a string of dangerous performances, YeS disbanded in December 2016. After that, the group was now fashioned with the likes of Yaroslav “Miposhka” Naidenov and Vitaliy “so dangerous” Oshmankevich to compete at ESL One Germany 2020 qualifiers. They’d an honest run all through the qualifiers stage and booked a spot in the primary match. Nonetheless, no one anticipated them to take down a high tier European squad, Workforce Nigma, of their first sequence of the group phases. Different top-seeded groups like Alliance, OG and Workforce Secret had simply managed to safe their sequence versus these weaker groups.
In Sport 1, Workforce Nigma needed to, sadly, play with out Maroun “GH” Merhej and a stand-in needed to be referred to as in on the final minute. Workforce Nigma was already wanting the experience of their esteemed captain Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi as he continues to get better from an arm damage.
The ultimate decide by Workforce Nigma in Sport 1, which was a basic Meepo for Aliwi “w33” Omar completely created quite a lot of hype amongst the viewers. The twitch chat went berserk and all people anticipated Workforce Nigma to finish this recreation simply. Miracle- performed the anchor function on this recreation with a Void Spirit with MinD_ContRoL on his signature Nature’s Prophet.
All of the cores within the recreation had an honest laning part, leaving Miracle- who went 0-Four within the first 14 minutes. However in basic w33’s Meepo manner, he outplayed YeS in a failed gank try by them, securing a triple kill and the aegis on the 14th-minute mark. With an early push heavy lineup with Nature’s Prophet, Chen and Meepo, Nigma tried to breach the excessive floor at simply 17 minutes however shorter respawn occasions with some good performs by YeS led to 4 hero deaths for group Nigma. The sport saved dragging after it with YeS’ cores farming extra effectively than Workforce Nigma’s. Although Meepo maintained the highest spot within the networth lead chart for a very long time, YeS at all times managed to kill him off first within the teamfights, ignoring different heroes who barely dealt any appreciable injury. Step by step, the cores of Faceless Void and Kunkaa for YeS grew rather a lot stronger and Workforce Nigma realised they might now not take any head-on fights. They constantly tried to stall the sport with break up pushes and creep chopping however YeS at all times managed to seek out and kill them. The sport went all the gap to 55 minutes as YeS sealed the sport off with a a lot superior late recreation draft. Their execution additionally appeared on level all through the sport.
In Sport 2, Workforce Nigma regarded stronger with GH’s return and all people thought that it was only one dangerous recreation and they might come again to shut out the sequence 2-1.
YeS opened up with similar two opening picks from the final recreation within the type of Faceless Void and Enchantress. Workforce Nigma drafted an offlane Earthshaker for MinD_ContRoL and a Void Spirit for w33, bringing him again to the anchor function. Nigma picked up Phantom Lancer for Miracle- because the final decide which in keeping with the casters and analysts was a simple PL recreation. Yellow Submarine gained all the three lanes, selecting up a 5k lead at 14 minutes with its cores topping the networth chart. However Nigma pulled the sport again into their benefit selecting off heroes with an early Earthshaker blink and Mirana combo whereas Miracle- farmed successfully. Two over-zealous fights by Sure across the mid lane and Roshan Pit value them rather a lot as Workforce Nigma accelerated their result in 10okay and secured the aegis for Miracle-. YeS prevented any type of teamfight with Nigma at some stage in the Aegis after which took a chaotic however victorious brawl for them at their Triangle. Faceless Void managed to safe a triple kill ending Miracle’s 8x Godlike streak. W33 purchased again into that teamfight after getting initially caught within the Chronosphere however couldn’t handle to perform rather a lot as he cliffed himself for a major time. Workforce Nigma saved dropping fights after that because the Phantom Lancer died a few occasions with out buyback. Faceless Void had all of the solutions to him with Aghs and Battlefury, mixed with Cataclysm from Invoker. YeS ultimately closed out the sport at 44 minutes and took the sequence 2-0.
This lack of Workforce Nigma comes out as an amazing shock to all Nigma followers. They’re actually beginning to miss the management and in-game calling of captain KuroKy contemplating their most up-to-date video games. However they nonetheless have a number of the most expert gamers within the area and can look to come back again stronger within the second spherical the place they face Tempo Esports on October 9.
Alternatively, Yellow Submarine has had a spectacular begin to their match marketing campaign dismantling Workforce Nigma. Faceless Void appears to be the go-to hero for his or her carry participant Yatoro and groups will definitely take into account banning it within the coming days. Their subsequent matchup is in opposition to the conquerors of European/CIS Dota 2, Workforce Secret. It will be a really powerful sequence for the CIS squad and can be fascinating to see in the event that they even take one recreation off them.