Dota 2 Function: The standout stand-in on the ONE Esports Singapore Main
The ONE Esports Singapore Main could possibly be regarded just like the ‘stand-in Main’. We took a have a look at one stand-in that basically stood out on the occasion.
And similar to that, the ONE Esports Singapore Main is formally performed and dusted. Not solely was it the first-ever LAN match Dota 2 followers have had the prospect to expertise in over a yr, but it surely was additionally Valve’s first-ever Main because the begin of the COVID-19 pandemic. And higher but, it was the cross-region Dota 2 motion that we have been starved of for a yr.
Whereas it was nice to witness per week’s value of Dota, that wasn’t the one narrative of the match. Amidst fairytale storylines and jaw-dropping comebacks, one prevalent theme of the Main was the variety of substitutes concerned for numerous groups.
Within the days main as much as the Main, there was loads of information going round about numerous groups positioned in precarious circumstances due to COVID associated challenges. Na’Vi and beastcoast have been pressured to drag out simply days earlier than the occasion. A number of groups have been left scrambling to seek out last-minute replacements for his or her beginning line-up, some even going so far as getting their very own coach to face in for them. For some groups, issues have been a catastrophe. Staff Nigma is an efficient instance of that as the previous TI winners crashed out within the Wild Card stage, selecting up just one win within the course of. T1 was one other Wild Card crew that was pressured to play with a stand-in they usually did not fare that effectively both.
However for others, it was fortuitous.
Stand out stand-in
Though the likes of Staff Aster, Quincy Crew, Staff Nigma, and T1 have been utilising stand-ins, no one would wager their life financial savings on these groups making it that far into the match. And true to its type, they have been knocked out comparatively early. All apart from one.
Midway by way of the Group Stage, OB Esports x Neon needed to get
to face in for them as
may now not play after coming into contact with somebody who had COVID-19. That was a mouthful. TL;DR neon needed to get a stand-in for his or her stand-in. Nevertheless, that did not cease them from making the Southeast Asian contingent proud; first by knocking out Fnatic after which taking out Vici Gaming. The truth that they have been in a position to declare fifth/sixth place with a stand