With HeroesHype Tempo Storm Series 2 coming to a close, we are back to our normal, weekly amateur matches. Any number of teams are welcome to compete, and it’s a great platform for those teams to practice with. Each match is winner-take-all until the best two teams compete in a best-of-three match.
Seven teams participated, but it came down to a face-off between RIP The Dream and WhoIsThisTeam. RIP The Dream consisted of: i2ival, Blades, AEtherFoG, popo, and LtDan. WhoIsThisTeam was represented by: Faatz, SheezyDeezy, Liamsterz, ThreeDaThird, and edwardtorres .
Game 1 – Dragon Shire
RIP The Dream – 1st Pick
Bans: Dehaka & Lunara
Heroes: Uther, Valla, Brightwing, Johanna, Chen
WhoIsThisTeam – 2nd Pick
Bans: Auriel & Illidan
Heroes: Tassadar, Stitches, Greymane, Malfurion Falstad
WhoIsThisTeam immediately started the game on an aggressive note. Unable to find RIP The Dream in the opening seconds of play in, they went to engage when they showed up on bot. After some lane changes and a team fight in mid with no deaths, RIP The Dream cycled back to bot. Their Johanna strayed too far behind though and was caught by a Stitches hook, leading to First Blood for WhoIsThisTeam.
When first Shrine Phase kicked off, WhoIsThisTeam immediately captured the shrines and the Dragon Knight. Split pushing, they were able to destroy the first Gate and Towers for both bot and mid. The next few minutes were uneventful with both teams taking camps and trying to push across multiple lanes.
Second Shrine Phase began with WhoIsThisTeam attempting to capture the Dragon Knight as quickly as the first time. RIP The Dream is prepared though, and caught Stitches with a body-block on bot, securing both the shrine and a kill. After several lane changes and deaths on both sides, WhoIsThisTeam finally secured the Dragon Knight.
Chen attempted to stop the Dragon Knight capture, but was caught and immediately killed. Pushing mid, they quickly destroyed the Fort and destroyed the Gate and Towers of the Keep. Time still left on the Dragon Knight, they cycled to bot to finish off the damaged Fort there. Using their momentum, they continued their push after the Dragon Knight goes down:
Lane changes and minor lane pushes led up to the next major fight. After securing Camps on bot, WhoIsThisTeam moved top to push while their camps pushed bot. The inevitable team fight quickly broke out:
Coming out on top of the team fight, WhoIsThisTeam easily secured Dragon Knight. Pushing through the hole the camps made on bot, they immediately focused the Core and won the first game.
Game 2 – Infernal Shrines
RIP The Dream – 2nd Pick
Bans: Dehaka & Lunara
Heroes: Chromie, Uther, Anub’arak, Malthael, Rehgar
WhoIsThisTeam – 1st Pick
Bans: Tassadar & Greymane
Heroes: Auriel, Cho’Gall, Xul, Falstad
RIP The Dream started the game on the aggressive side, using multiple lane switches to attempt to pick up First Blood. They were unsuccessful though and both teams poked at each other until first Shrine.
An outnumbered Rehgar was taken down right as the shrine activated, putting RIP The Dream with a possible disadvantage on first Shrine. WhoIsThisTeam’s Xul went to farm xp however, placing both teams on equal ground again. RIP The Dream slowly pushed their way into the Shrine, and ultimately secured the first Punisher.
The Punisher only destroyed the Gate and a Tower on bot though, while Xul single-handedly did the same damage to top. He wasn’t ignored however, and was killed later during a lane change. Before his death, Xul had secured a few Camps that RIP The Dream were forced to stop in lane. That distraction put them out of place for the next Shrine, which WhoIsThisTeam secured without resistance.
The Punisher allowed them to push all the way to the Gates of mid’s Keep. Surprisingly, there was no team fights during the push, but there was one shortly after:
RIP The Dream was forced to lick their wounds after that fight, while WhoIsThisTeam picked up bot Fort. The next Shrine activated on top and all of WhoIsThisTeam headed top except Falstad. He is caught and killed in mid, giving RIP The Dream a Hero advantage for the Shrine fight:
Despite their disadvantage, WhoIsThisTeam winning the team fight allowed them to farm Shrine kills to 39/40. After their team regrouped, they summoned the Punisher and pushed top. A fight for the Keep quickly broke out:
Instead of risking a Core fight, WhoIsThisTeam moved to mid to take down the Gate there. Afterwards, they picked up Camps to provide a distraction during the next Shrine. RIP The Dream killed the Camps however, and made it to the Shrine in time for a fight:
WhoIsThisTeam had the advantage in kills though, and Cho’Gall continued racking up Shrine kills with his bombs at a distance. At the last second, he dove in and stole the Punisher. Falstad flew in and saved Cho’Gall with a gust, but he was cocooned and killed after. The Punisher allowed a big enough distraction that WhoIsThisTeam freely farmed Camps. Using the Camp lane pressure, they destroyed bot Keep before retreating for the next Shrine.
All of RIP The Dream went to the Shrine while WhoIsThisTeam split their team between the Shrine and a Core push. When the Core came under attack, RIP The Dream attempted to Hearth back, but Cho’Gall and Auriel interrupted their channels. Falstad and Xul were able to quickly destroy the Core and secure the win for WhoIsThisTeam. With their second win, WhoIsThisTeam takes home the Week 80 title.