Team Liquid out of DreamLeague Season 13 with loss to Alliance
Neslyn A. January 25, 2020
Alliance took out Team Liquid in the lower bracket of DreamLeague Season 13. The elimination series showcased impressive plays from both teams who played their hearts out with their tournament lives on the line.
Alliance chalked up the first win of the series. The team drafted heroes with heavy disables that were capable of dealing with Team Liquid’s Morphling and Broodmother. In the early phase, Team Liquid seemed to have the upper hand, but Alliance found ways to bring the net worth in its favor.
Linus "Limmp" Blomdin led his team to a victory in the opening match of the series. His spot-on Reverse Polarities sealed every team fight for Alliance. On top of that, Alliance had the potent combination of Gyrocopter and Io, a serious global threat that was capable of picking off anyone on Team Liquid. Although Michael "miCKe" Vu put on a strong performance as Morphling, Team Liquid couldn’t head off Alliance’s momentum and called it quits as a result..
Team Liquid did not let that loss lower its morale. The team showed its dominance in the second game and stomped Alliance.
The fast-paced brawl ended after 30 minutes of aggressive-yet-disciplined plays from Team Liquid. Another Morphling performance from Limmp and outstanding initiations from Samuel "Boxi" Svahn’s signature Slardar sealed the game for the team.
Alliance seals the deal, faces Evil Geniuses in DreamLeague Season 13
Alliance took the last game and knotted up a place in the top four. The team showed the same aggression that Team Liquid had during the second game.
Alliance perfectly executed hero rotations that translated into killed enemies, destroyed towers, or both. The decider also saw several notable plays from Nikolay "Nikobaby" Nikolov’s Slark and Neta "33" Shapira’s Doom. Limmp was unscathed with a final KDA of 11/0/9.
Alliance ended the game with a 28-kill advantage against Team Liquid.
Team Liquid had to exit the tournament while Alliance advance to top four. That guarantees Alliance 1,350 DPC points and $80,000. The team faces a stiff challenge in the lower bracket semifinals as it faces Evil Geniuses.
The North American squad is a serious betting favorite, but Alliance has looked good enough in DreamLeague Season 13 that it’s impossible to dismiss them.