BOOM Esports has won its first series in the Southeast Asia (SEA) Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22 Tour 2: Division 1 against table-topper Polaris Esports. While BOOM was widely expected to win the series, Polaris proved its superiority in gameplay by winning the first game. Erin Jasper “Yopaj” Ferrer’s outstanding mid-lane play was key in BOOM’s 2-1 victory in the following games. It was good to see the team bounce back after losing its opening series to Nigma Galaxy SEA. Sadly, BOOM was unable to compete because of a power outage.
Highlights and Recap of BOOM Esports versus Polaris Esports
When BOOM was without a tanky offlaner in the first game, they were outplayed by the other team. Polaris took advantage of the lack of a dependable Viper offlaner initiation source. The Medusa of Natsumi-‘s Medusa had an open game, and he kept farming until he grew into an enormous beast that helped his team win the game in 42 minutes.
While Yopaj’s Ember Spirit set the tone for BOOM in game 2, Polaris’ Anti Mage selection limited the draft’s early potential. It took just 18 minutes for BOOM to build a 9k-point lead over its opponents. For 32 minutes, Polaris Esports was unable to make any progress and ultimately lost.
For the third time in a row, BOOM utilised the Gyrocopter-Io combination. BOOM’s aggressive playstyle paid off in the same way as the second game, but it was Yopaj who was the star of the show on his final pick Puck. One by one, Polaris’ heroes and towers succumbed to defeat as the game went on. A dominant performance from BOOM saw them win the game in just 34 minutes.
Here are a few of the best moments from the show.
When it came to the second and third games, BOOM showed its mettle in both drafting and gameplay execution after a shaky start with a Viper offlane. After taking the lead in both of its victories, Polaris Esports was unable to recover. As Puck in the third game and as Ember Spirit in the second, Yopaj was a delight to watch.
In spite of its Division 2 roots, Polaris Esports is putting on a show that is nothing short of spectacular. BOOM’s only loss so far has come at the hands of this team, which has shut out Nigma Galaxy, T1, and now even T1. With their current form, Polaris appears to be a strong contender for one of the three Major slots.
The 30th of March marks the start of the next series for BOOM and Polaris. BOOM will take on OB. Neon and Polaris will take on Team SMG in the second round of the tournament.