Prime 6 Issues We Learnt Heading Into TI11 Finals Weekend
With The Worldwide 2022 (TI11) coming to a conclusion with the Finals Weekend, the ultimate 4 groups are getting ready for the most important matches of their Dota 2 profession. Nonetheless, the 5 day break interval meant that the groups would have time to both recuperate or grind exhausting in pubs. Throughout the break interval, AFK Gaming had the chance to converse with the groups earlier than the Finals Weekend in a press convention session hosted by Valve.
Apart from Tundra Esports who had been unavailable attributable to private causes, listed below are the highest six issues that now we have learnt from every crew.
Six issues we learnt from TI11’s Press Convention
Workforce Secret’s captain Clement “Puppey” Ivanov gave his opinion by saying that the five-day break interval is dangerous for all groups concerned because it distracts gamers from their final goal of profitable The Worldwide.
“It’s actually dangerous, since you begin to not focus in your foremost goal, which is profitable TI and taking part in Dota however as a result of you’ve a five-day break you begin to consider your life and different issues, which then results in you feeling sort of depressed. I have been right here for nearly a month and now you’ve a break [before the Finals], however this doesn’t really feel like a break for me to be honest. I simply wish to end this factor and go house however as an alternative you’ve a break for no cause.” stated Puppey.
The crew had been requested about the opportunity of having substitutes to swap with gamers in the primary roster throughout video games as seen with League of Legends and basic sports activities resembling soccer.
Puppey was pretty amused by this concept. “For instance, if Decision misses his Black Gap I shall be like “Get the **** out of right here,” he stated, with a smile on his face.
Roman “Resolut1on” Fominok additionally agreed with this, by laughing and added, “We’ll put the sport to a pause and get somebody to return and let him do his keybinds. I might like to see that! However on a severe be aware, it ought to be carried out [by Valve] as a result of it might assist to see somebody behind you on a regular basis and provide help to enhance your self in order that the opposite man couldn’t substitute you.”
Nonetheless, Puppey talked about that it might be troublesome attributable to guidelines in addition to monetary revenue to implement such a factor. “I feel the primary problem lies inside our monetary revenue, as we will’t afford that many gamers you realize. Clearly I might like to scrim towards different gamers throughout the group and assist one another to be higher, like what soccer groups do,” stated Puppey.
Many individuals & skilled gamers alike have said that Southeast Asian (SEA) public matches are the worst, nonetheless that doesn’t appear to be the case with Workforce Aster who stated that they loved taking part in on the SEA server.
Zeng “Ori” Jiaoyang: “I loved taking part in the pub video games in SEA as a result of it’s filled with noobs.”
Cheng “Mad” Han, Workforce Aster’s assistant coach : “LaNm [team coach] additionally actually loved the SEA pubs, as a result of everytime he performs within the SEA server he tends to yell actually loud from the follow room!”
Du “Monet” Peng: “I truly actually just like the pubs right here in SEA, I’ve gotten a whole lot of free MMR [matchmaking rank] due to it.”
A lot of the Workforce Aster are veterans from earlier TIs, with Yu “皮球/pí qiú/Siamese.C” Yajun being the exception as that is his first ever TI look. He revealed that whereas he’s nervous about his first TI look, his teammates gave him good recommendation to maintain his composure throughout matches.
“One recommendation that they gave me was that TI is Dota’s greatest stage, however one key issue is to simply play in the way in which that you simply gained your earlier matches, don’t be afraid of something and simply play the perfect you possibly can. Don’t take into consideration the implications, don’t take into consideration profitable or shedding, don’t take into consideration what occurs subsequent and simply play your coronary heart out,” he stated.
TI11 will mark an finish of a journey for Lasse “MATUMBAMAN ” Urpalainen, because the Finnish carry introduced earlier within the season that he shall be retiring following the conclusion of TI11. When requested about his plans after TI11 whatever the crew’s outcome, he revealed that he shall be spending his retirement by continuously grinding his character within the MMORPG sport, World of Warcraft.
“I don’t know, I’m gonna be grinding [smiles] my World of Warcraft characters. I’ll don’t have any time, it’s again to 14 hours a day of grinding for me. [laughs] I simply wish to maintain farming, for stats and stuff.” stated MATUMBAMAN when revealing his plans after retirement.
When requested concerning the issues that he’ll miss essentially the most after his retirement from Dota 2, he replied by saying “the outdated associates that I made alongside the way in which, catching up with them at occasions and even the adrenaline rush I really feel throughout my time taking part in, succeeding generally. You’ll be able to’t actually inform what issues that you simply’ll miss till you missed it”
Workforce Liquid had a tricky journey to get into the highest 4 groups at TI11, because the crew needed to qualify from the Final Likelihood Qualifiers (LCQ) in addition to the Group Stage. Nonetheless, crew captain Aydin “iNSaNiA” Sarkohi stated that going into the LCQ was a blessing in disguise for the crew.
“I feel going into the LCQ was most likely a giant blessing for our crew, as a result of it allowed us to consider new concepts and see what works within the sport. A few of the stuff that now we have deliberate in-game ended up not working in addition to we thought it might and vice versa, and due to the LCQ we managed to check these concepts out towards excessive degree groups and I feel if it weren’t for the LCQ we undoubtedly wouldn’t be right here in the present day.” stated iNSaNiA
The Finals Weekend shall be held at Singapore Indoor Stadium on the twenty ninth & thirtieth of October as the ultimate 4 groups, Workforce Secret, Tundra Esports, Workforce Liquid and Workforce Aster battle to crown themselves because the champions of the most important Dota 2 event of the 12 months.