Team Dignitas’ HGC Preview: Week 10
Fri 12th May 2017 - 10:55am
The final week of Phase 1 of the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship is here, and most teams have a fair understanding of where they lay in the ranks. The newer meta was in full swing last weekend where Team Dignitas took advantage playing the new hero Cassia and also the reworked Li Li in Game 3. Each game was intense, with momtentum swinging back and forth, and it really showed how close the skill level of these two top teams really was. For Heroes fans, it’s definitely a recommended series to watch the VODs of.
After that hard fought 2-3 loss to Fnatic, the Team Dignitas now goes into Week 10 looking to cement their position as 2nd in the league standings. The advantage of placement going into the Playoffs is very important in this stepladder format. Each round, lower ranked teams play against each other for the chance to play a higher ranked team. Because Team Dignitas and Team Liquid are so close in the standings, this weekend will have to be a 3-0 victory for Team Dignitas to fully secure 2nd place and skip right to Round 4 of the Playoffs. The team faces Tricked eSport this Saturday.
Team Dignitas vs. Tricked eSport - Saturday, May 13th @ 9:00 am PDT / 6:00 pm CEST
These two teams clashed way back in Week 2 of HGC, where Team Dignitas pulled out a 3-0 victory. A lot of time and a lot of practicing has happened since then, and both teams have had a chance to evolve and improve. Team Dignitas hope for another clean 3-0 win, but Tricked eSport has shown they have the ability to take down up and coming Team Expert, as well as recently take games off one of the Big 3, Team Liquid.
Drafting will remain important for both teams, as both tend to favour the double tank meta at the moment. Huge favourites for both teams are tanks such as Arthas, Dehaka, Tyrael, and Anub’arak. Jérôme “JayPL” Trinh and Alexander “AlexTheProG” Grumstrup will be fighting over the prime picks of Arthas and Anub’arak, while Dehaka as the main solo laner would be superb in the hands of either Kenn “Zaelia” Rasmussen or Alexander “Remmberballer” Remmerswaal. Both teams also have a very strong Zeratul player who may come out to apply constant lane pressure. Tricked eSport has even been known to run a triple tank front line from time to time, so tank priority will be very important to their draft. Team Dignitas’ hero pool diversity may be to their advantage in this series.
With this weekend also comes the possibility of Genji seeing play. The new hero has been a quick favourite for many pros, with his high skill-cap and flashy playstyle, Genji offers a form of harrassment with a sticky nature that does not allow enemy heroes to escape, even if they are behind their own structures. He has the potential to be a high impact hero that may take some teams off-guard if played to his potential. It would be very exciting if Team Dignitas once again decided to test the waters with a new hero!
Make sure to come tune in and cheer on the team as they face their opponent this Saturday!