The 2018 Heroes of the Dorm National Championships have come to a close Friend. The top four teams at the championship — which comprises Université Laval, University of Kentucky, University at Buffalo, and California Polytechnic State University – Pomona — obtained on stage in the Blizzard Arena at Los Angeles to perform some competitive Heroes of the Storm to turn into this year’s winners for its collegiate eSports tournament and make enough cash to pay the remainder of their tuition.
Each match is a best-of-5 series in which both teams will submit their bans, select their personalities, and attempt to destroy the Nexus at the opposing group’other hand. The winners in the first two matches then go head-to-head at the Grand Finals where they will be resisted the heroes of their dorm.
The match-up involving the University of Kentucky and also Université Laval are considered evenly matched — they are the number 3 and two seed respectively — but looking at the screen shown, you wouldn’t be in a position to tell because of Laval’s play.
The very first match was on Dragon Shire where the French Canadian group absolutely killed it. Although it was somewhat scrappy, both Wouka and Earth brought their “A” game racking up kills and helping their team to find the level advantage. At no point did UK have an opportunity as they neglected to commit during staff fights and couldn’t reach a Dragon Knight.
UK started powerful garnering the first Punisher, but that momentum immediately came to a stop once Laval won the team struggle and obtained a Punisher of his own. From there on, the French Canadian team steamrolled UK effortlessly and finished the match in only 14 minutes.
Laval continued to demonstrate their dominance in the third game procuring the win and a place in the Grand Finals. Again, UK revealed some promise in the Tomb of the Spider Queen in the very beginning of the game but immediately shifted once Laval gained momentum and UK missed way too many opportunities to truly spend the game. Too many times did a person on UK land a great ult, however, had nothing to follow through with.
University at Buffalo has been the underdog in all this. They are the 8th seed in the championship and didn’t function and the rest of the competition in the tournament. California Polytechnic State University – Pomona was undoubtedly a favorite to Visit the Grand Finals.
Opening the game, both groups find themselves at Cursed Hollow. Buffalo starts out strong looking as though they could win the first game. But they get cluttered later and Cal Poly takes advantage of their missteps. Pomona’s manipulation was on stage and managed to pull the win.
In the next game, set on among the Spider Queen, we view that a surprise pick bringing Heroes of the Storm‘s new personality, Deckard Cain out on the battle. Buffalo has the advantage throughout the majority of the game, even after Cal Poly gets initial bloodstream 9 minutes into the game. It appeared like Cal Poly didn’t have the assurance in team fights. Buffalo managed to coordinate their attacks with much more finesse resulting in their first triumph in the series.
The third match saw some interesting picks with Medivh somehow making it through the banning procedure across both sides of Buffalo. The composition of Cal Poly’s team — which includes, Genji, Abathur, Li-Ming, Johanna, along with Blaze — was suspicious but, in certain ways, works out for them.
As predicted, Buffalo begins strong with the first kills along with getting the first objective. Cal Poly picks up some momentum when they win a group fight that they probably shouldn’t have won; everyone around the Ponies was amazed but nobody on Buffalo followed contributing to four kills and a degree benefit for Cal Poly. The match was fairly tight throughout the entirety of this game and filled with some terrific team battles, together with the previous one leading to Buffalo grabbing the goal and grabbing their next win.
The odd picks continue in game 4 with Cho’gall and Alexstraza on Cal Poly and also Chen and Anub’arak on Buffalo in Braxis Holdout. The Cho’gall has been a remarkably effective choice, destroying nearly everything in its course. The late addition of the two-headed monstrosity didn’t let for Buffalo to create a team makeup that may cut Cho’gall down. It was amusing to view it basically take out the Nexus all by himself. Cal Poly wins it at the most entertaining game of the tournament.
Although I’m convinced everyone wanted to visit Cho’gall get chosen again and it looked like they had been moving in that direction — which wasn’t the circumstance. Going into its fifth and final game, Buffalo’d Cal Poly’s amount and was able to pull a win out getting a spot in the Grand Finals.
Match 3: Université Laval (Rogue et Au) vs. University at Buffalo (ImprobaBull Victory)
The last matchup of the night. Université Laval has been a dominant force throughout the championship, and they had no intention of slowing down using a shutout in the first game. However, University of Buffalo has earned their spot here from the Grand Finals demonstrating that they had been also a power to reckon with.
Plain and simple, Laval are just the top team. Buffalo seemed like they’d be in an even playing field with their performance but found themselves at a level drawback from the late game. In both matches, Laval was more coordinated in team fights; even if they looked like they were dropping, they’d come out with more expertise with the resistance running away from them.
Obviously, Université Laval was a powerhouse following being undefeated throughout the 2018 Heroes of their Dorm National Championships. This doesn’t mean they didn’t even have a difficult time using all the series’ underdogs, University at Buffalo.
“After Kentucky, we’re fairly confident since we were believing this was the big team to conquer,” said Team Captain Jerome “Earth” Levesque. “When we knew that it was Buffalo, we thought it would be easier but the very first game was very tough and it kind of amazed us. ”
“Even though we may not try this again, it was an amazing experience to be there, reflect Canada, and also to have all these people cheering for us, ”” stated Daniel ‘HairyBlob’ Gourdeau. “I believe we made them proud. ”
For winning Heroes of those Dorm, they won enough money to repay the rest of their tuition, which anyone could know is a huge weight lifted from each of the player’s knee.