Each game is a best-of-5 series in which the two teams may fill their bans, pick their personalities, and attempt to ruin the Nexus at the opposing group’other hand. The winners from the first two games then go head-to-head at the Grand Finals at which they’ll be crowned the heroes of the dorm.
Match 1: Université Laval (Rouge et Au) vs. University of Kentucky (Scratch ‘Em)
The match-up involving the University of Kentucky and Université Laval are considered evenly matched — they’re the number 3 and two seed respectively — but considering the screen revealedthat you wouldn’t be in a position to tell due to Laval’s drama.
The very first game was on Dragon Shire in which the French Canadian team absolutely killed it. Though it was a bit scrappy, both Wouka and Earth attracted their “A” game racking up kills and helping their team to acquire the level benefit. At no point did UK have an opportunity as they neglected to commit during team fights and couldn’t attain a Dragon Knight.
The next game, set on Infernal Shrines, told a similar story but we watched a bit more coordination from the two groups. UK started strong garnering the first Punisher, but momentum immediately came to a halt once Laval won the team struggle and received a Punisher of his very own. From that point on, the French Canadian team steamrolled UK with ease and finished the game in just 14 minutes.
Laval continued to show their dominance at the third game securing the win and a spot in the Grand Finals. Again, UK showed some promise at the Tomb of the Spider Queen in the very start of the game but immediately shifted once Laval gained momentum and UK missed far too many opportunities to genuinely take the game. Too many times did somebody on UK land a great ult, but had nothing to follow through with.
Match 2: University at Buffalo (ImprobaBull Victory) vs. California Polytechnic State University – Pomona (Pomona Ponies)
University at Buffalo had been the underdog in all this. They are the 8th seed at the tournament and didn’t perform and the rest of the competition from the championship.
Opening the match, both teams find themselves in Cursed Hollow. Buffalo starts out strong looking as though they could win the first game. But they get cluttered after and Cal Poly benefit from their missteps. Pomona’s manipulation was on point and was able to pull out the first win.
In the next match, set on Tomb of the Spider Queen, we view a surprise choice bringing Heroes of the Storm‘s newest character, Deckard Cain out on the battle. Buffalo has the advantage throughout most of the game, even after Cal Poly gets initial blood 9 minutes into the game. It appeared like Cal Poly didn’t possess the assurance in team fights. Buffalo was able to coordinate their attacks with more finesse leading to their first victory in the series.
The next match saw some intriguing choices with Medivh somehow making it through the banning process on the side of Buffalo. The composition of Cal Poly’s group — that comprises, Genji, Abathur, Li-Ming, Johanna, and Blaze — was questionable however, in some instances, works out for them.
As forecast, Buffalo begins strong with the initial kills and getting the first objective. Cal Poly picks up a momentum when they win a group fight that they probably shouldn’t’ve won; everybody around the Ponies was stunned but nobody on Buffalo followed up contributing to four kills and also a level benefit for Cal Poly. The match was fairly tight during the entirety of the game and filled with some terrific team fights, with the previous one resulting in Buffalo grabbing the goal and catching their second triumph.
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 was an incredibly effective option, destroying nearly everything in its course. The late addition of the two-headed monstrosity didn’t allow for Buffalo to make a group makeup that can cut Cho’gall down. It was amusing to view it basically take the Nexus all with himself. Cal Poly wins it at the most enjoyable game of the championship.
Though I’m convinced everyone wanted to watch Cho’gall get picked back and it seemed like they had been going in that way — that wasn’t exactly the instance. Moving into its fifth and last match, Buffalo had 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 tournament, and they had no intention of slowing down using a shutout in the first match. However, University of Buffalo has earned their spot here at the Grand Finals proving they have been also a force to reckon with.
Buffalo seemed like they would be in an even playing field with their functionality but found themselves in a level disadvantage from the late game. In both matches, Laval was coordinated in staff fights; if they looked like they were dropping, they’d come out with much more experience with the resistance running out from them.
Needless to say, Université Laval had been a powerhouse after being undefeated throughout the 2018 Heroes of the Dorm National Championships. This doesn’t imply that they didn’t even have a hard time with all the series’ underdogs, University at Buffalo.
“After Kentucky, we’re fairly confident since we were believing this was the major group to overcome,” said Team Captain Jerome “Earth” Levesque. “When we understood that it was Buffalo, we thought it would be easier but the very first game was very tough and it sort of amazed us. ”
This marks the first time in Heroes of the Dorm history a Canadian team won the championship.
“Although we might not try so, it had been an extraordinary experience to be there, represent Canada, and to have all these people cheering for us, ”” said Daniel ‘HairyBlob’ Gourdeau. “I believe we made them happy. ”
For winning Heroes of the Dorm, they won enough money to repay the rest of their tuition, which anybody may know is a enormous weight lifted from every one of the player’s shoulders.