Weekly Top 5 is back!
posted by Jaywalker, 2 years ago
It is long overdue, but joinDOTA: Weekly Top 5 returns today! A series of personal and work commitments made it hard for me to continue the series back then, however rest assured that this return will be one for the long haul.
For new readers, WT5 is a weekly feature where various casters will pick the best game(s) they have casted over each week, drop a comment and grant you a sweet teaser of their selection. 5 (occasionally more) games are presented in every feature every Tuesday.
Today's casters are Toby 'TobiWanKenobi' Dawson, Jorien 'Sheever' van der Heijden, David 'LD' Gorman, and Aaron 'Ayesee' Chambers.
You can follow me @jD_Jaywalker for the latest updates on new Weeklys, upcoming interviews, and more.
All previously published WT5s can be found here. Let the games begin!
Sometimes you just feel like Phantom Lancer will take every game in the late game, but then some fancy Shadow Demon work and Lone Druid play happens and then you think, maybe the hero can be defeated. mouseports gave me this feeling with this breathtaking game.
What started out as a standard match up between an Anti Mage and a Phantom Lancer ended up in something so much more as these teams never give up and fight till the bitter end to defend what is theirs. A game that had me on the edge of my seat till the throne went down.
Gyrocopter has been getting a lot of face time in the D2L and elsewhere of late, both as a support and a carry. NTH in particular has led the charge in bringing Gyro to tier one status. In their last appearance in the D2L, however, they got a taste of their own medicine when Fnatic drafted the hero to give a little more punch to their aggression-oriented line-up of Nyx Assassin, Bounty Hunter, Lifestealer and Lina. What resulted was fantastic conclusion to an excellent series, which saw THREE Divine Rapiers on the field by the end.
During a live interview, YamateH sarcastically declared that he left Orange because "Mushi is too f---ing pro." And so the stage was set for a climactic Orange vs. Zenith showdown in the SEA League finals a week later. Mushi was MAD, and in this exciting Game 2, he had an opportunity to direct that rage against YamateH and his new Zenith teammates. A tour de force by a true grandmaster of Queen of Pain.
While Liquid has struggled to find the consistency they've been looking for, they still have no problem turning heads with creative drafting and thrilling performances when they're able to put the whole package together and play up to the individual talent they have at every position. This game's draft featured a Visage pick to sharpen up an offensive tri-lane, as well as a return of BuLba to Broodmother. If there's one lesson to be learned, it's a simple one... Midas first Brood can get REAL scary, REAL fast.