Tundra Esports ‘expected hard games’ at TI11 ‘but they just never really came’
Staff, 2022-11-22 19:23:10,
Western European juggernauts Tundra Esports had one of the most dominant championship runs in Dota 2 history during The International 11 (TI11) back in October in Singapore.
On their way to raising the Aegis of Champions and claiming the US$8.5 million grand prize, Tundra never lost a single match and only dropped five games; four in the Group Stage and just one in the Main Event. They capped off their victory march with a resounding 3-0 sweep over Team Secret in the Grand Finals.
It was only the second time that a TI Grand Final ended in a 3-0 sweep, with the first being Team Liquid’s sweep over Newbee in TI7.
In a press conference held on Wednesday (23 November), Tundra offlaner Neta “33” Shapira said they expected hard games in the finals “but apparently the hard games just never really came”.
“You always want to plan for a really hard series, obviously we also watched Team Secret come from the lower bracket so they had momentum on their side,” said 33.
“Even after the first and second games, we always kept telling ourselves, ‘Guys, we won this game because we had the better draft, we had the better this and that, it doesn’t matter. Expect a hard game next time’. We expected hard games, yeah,…
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