EPIC League is well underway, with only four teams remaining. Team Spirit
have yet to lose a series and have secured their spots in the upper bracket final.
Team Spirit took out High Coast Esports
and Tundra Esports
in a convincing fashion. The team looked incredibly clean, especially against two difficult opponents such as these. Magomed "Collapse" Khalilov’s iconic Mars made an appearance in both series and Alexander "TORONTOTOKYO" Khertek played some heroes that we see less frequently such as Windranger, Ember Spirit, and Outworld Destroyer. With the most recent addition of position four player Miroslaw to their team, Team Spirit has had impeccable performances.
Vikin.gg on the other hand has looked a little shakier this tournament. Both series they’ve played against HellRaisers and Brame went the full three games. In game one against Brame, Vikin drafted an offlane Alchemist which has been rising in popularity. However, the team made the questionable decision to not purchase an Aghanim’s Scepter for either core. Brame’s position one Bristleback slowly became the most farmed hero on the map, and Vikin could do nothing to stop the immense push from Brame. They were able to repel Brame in a much more convincing fashion in the following games, but inconsistency is still a large factor.
Vikin.gg and Team Spirit have played only once before BTS Pro Series Season 4: Europe/CIS, where Team Spirit defeated Vikin in a swift 3-0. Team Spirit is for sure the favorite going into this match, but it should be a competitive series nonetheless.
Lower Bracket Dreams
Four teams have been eliminated thus far in EPIC League. Dota Team and Winstrike Team finished in last, followed by HellRaisers and Brame in 5th - 6th. The next series in the lower bracket is against High Coast and Tundra. Tundra is the favorite going into this matchup as they maintained their spot in the DPC European Upper Division while High Coast dropped to Division 2. In a lower bracket match, however, there is no room for error with elimination on the line. The winner will secure a top-three spot, facing off against the loser of Team Spirit and Vikin.gg.
Catch the battle between High Coast Esports and Tundra Esports on March 19 at 12:00 EST, and Team Spirit vs. Vikin.gg right after. Stay updated with our event hub!