The Dota 2 Telkom Do Gaming League (DGL) will see yet another huge game in Week Five as two eSports giants clash against each other.
Bravado Gaming will be going up against Energy eSports this week and while no date has been set for the game as of yet, it looks as though the game might be happening on Thursday evening. Do Gaming has been told by players of either team that the line-ups will be as follows: (Each player is placed in order from one to five for farming priority. One is the carry, two is the solo-mid, three is the off-lane, four is support or jungle and five is hard support.)
- 1. Dylan ‘Shanks’ Probyn
- 2. Justin ‘LETSGETPARTY’ Probyn
- 3. Anthony ‘scant’ Hodgson
- 4. Sakkie ‘Ninetales’ Basson
- 5. Mike ‘nakor’ Jones
- 1. Tristan ‘ClitsybananaS’ Bridger
- 2. Mohamed ‘seeM’ Lorgat
- 3. Ryan ‘Radiant’ Tsang
- 4. Leon ‘Flarez’ Wong
- 5. Ryan ‘xeRa’ O’doherty
We caught up with players from both teams to get some more information on the game as well as what they think of their opposition.
Leon ‘Flarez’ Wong seems to think that the game between the teams will be very tight but they are also confident in their abilities.
“We think it should be a tight game but in all honesty, it could go either way. If you look at the ASF vs. Bash game (RoccatSA vs Team Immersion), everyone expected Bash to win, but I think it’s safe to say that any team in the ‘big four’ can take games off each other,” he says.
Wong maintains that they are confident and he thinks that if they keep practising every night, they will do well. He also said that he is confident in Mohamed Wasim ‘seeM’ Lorgat as being one of the strongest solo mid players and will likely play a key role in the game.
On the Bravado Gaming side of the fence, things are a little different but in some ways, more of the same.
Sakkie ‘RandomHero’ Basson said that this may not necessarily be the ‘big game’ for them, as he believes top four have an equal footing.
“Energy usually plays quite predictably and they will probably play to the European metagame whereas we will play to our strengths and see what happens. In my opinion, if our drafting stage is solid, then we will win,” he said.
Basson believes that bvd’s biggest fear is that Leon "Flarez" Wong spirals out of control. He says that if Wong gets a good start, it sets the pace of the game and could very well ensure a victory for Energy eSports.
The teams actually met last night in a scrim game through Dota 2’s Team Matchmaking system by a stroke of luck and Energy were able to take the practice game. This is in no way reflective of how the DGL games will go, but Wong believes that they were able to pick up some information from the game.
The big game is scheduled to be happening this week and will definitely be shoutcasted and streamed but more on that will be decided when the game has a date set in stone.
Who is going to take this high-profile game?
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