Alliance are now 4-0 in the regular season of the European Dota Pro Circuit (EU DPC), with wins over Team Secret, OG and Team Liquid. With three games left to play, and an easier strength of schedule compared to the competition, an undefeated season may not be out of reach.
“The percentage damage doing its work bit by bit, now they just need a little bit more! Chronosphere! They caught Yapzor,” said commentator Austin “Capitalist” Walsh on a beautifully placed Chronosphere by Alliance’s Nikolay “Nikobaby” Nikolov. This separated Lasse “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen’s Sven from the rest of his team. It also trapped Yazied “YapzOr” Jaradat’s Winter Wyvern in the Chronosphere so that he could not save his Sven. This set of events put Alliance in the driver’s seat to win the game and secure an undefeated 4-0 record in the EU DPC.
— Alliance 😊🎂 (@theAllianceGG) April 28, 2021
Alliance’s wins are on teams in the upper half of the bracket. While it’s still early to say, it’s possible that Alliance could have a perfect regular season record. Their strength of schedule in the coming weeks is considerably easier than their closest competitors. Alliance only have Brame, Hellbear Smashers and Tundra left to play in the regular season. With their recent form, it would not be a surprise to see them sweep the series to have a perfect regular season.
Why are Alliance undefeated in the EU DPC?
Alliance have been faster to adapt Patch 7.29 more than any other team in the EU DPC. They have been able to transfer their team identity between patches very well. In most games, they put Linus “LIMMP” Blomdin on a range of active initiation heave mid heroes, which allow him to find pickoffs and create space with the rest of his team. These include Dragon Knight, Mars and even Sand King. All the while, Nikobaby is able to farm up a storm on a late game carry pick — like Faceless Void, Phantom Assassin or even Drow. Finally, Gustav “s4” Magnusson is able to remain a presence in lane and mid-game engagements with his bevy strength heroes.