Shopify Rebellion is the only North American qualified team for ESL One Birmingham Dota 2 as the NA qualifier is now complete. The team advanced to the championship game by defeating TiltedBoys and BammySoy after receiving a direct invitation to the closed qualifier. Shopify prevailed 3-2 in the decisive game, with several games going the full distance. The squad’s triumph over Tal “Fly” Aizik, the former captain of Shopify, makes the victory even sweeter. Check out this information and more of our articles to help your dota 2 betting adventures!
Shopify Rebellion has secured a guaranteed spot at ESL One Birmingham after winning the closed qualifier. The competition, which has a $1,000,000 prize pool, begins on April 22. Now qualified for the event, it joins Klim Sani4, Team Spirit, and Talon Esports.
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Shopify Rebellion defeated Nouns in a back-and-forth bo5 series, demonstrating their strength as a unit. Nouns appeared to be in control early on in game 1 of the ESL One Birmingham 2024 NA closed qualifier finals. It did not spare any detail and was applying intense pressure to the map, finding kills and turning skirmishes to its advantage. In order to counter this, Shopify Rebellion adopted a very calculated approach, moving Erin Jasper “Yopaj” Ferrer’s Puck around the map in tandem with the supports in an effort to neutralize the opposition and find kills. Artour “Arteezy” Babaev on Windranger appeared to be concentrating on eliminating Yuma “Yuma” Langlet’s Morphling at all costs during this time. Small victories like these helped Shopify eventually tip the scales in its favor.
Game 2 saw the nouns make a significant comeback. Shopify Rebellion, riding high from game one, dominated the entire match. It appeared to be an easy win for the team because Shopify Rebellion had the upper hand in terms of experience and gold for the majority of the game.
In Game 3, Yopaj from Shopify put on a flawless demonstration of his abilities as he used his Timbersaw to style nouns. The youthful player kept up a strong presence and controlled the map. Shopify tried to win the game quickly and did so rather easily, riding the momentum from Yopaj’s aggressive Timbersaw.
Arteezy chose Windranger once more in game 4, and he appeared to be doing quite well in the early going. This advantage did not last long, though, as nouns ultimately won the game by simply outscaling Shopify thanks to a superior draft.
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Arteezy’s Troll was unstoppable in the qualifier final, dominating the net-worth charts for the majority of the contest. On Slardar, Yopaj and Jonáš “SabeRLight-“ Volek ensured that Yuma’s Slark could not have the perfect game. Nouns was unable to repel Shopify’s high-ground siege attempt on its base, and Shopify ultimately emerged victorious in the series.
Both teams understood the value of vision and map control throughout the match. Battles involving warding and dewarding were common, as both teams knew that having better vision could result in successful ganks and team fights. By actively battling for control of strategic locations on the map, the teams prevented one another from accessing vital resources. Shopify Rebellion was able to keep up the pressure and keep nouns at a disadvantage because of vision.