Make Or Break: Sincerely Fury Fights For Playoff BerthPosted by ESPORTS October 8, 2020 in
The remaining group stage weeks of the Oceanic Esports Dota League Season 2 are pivotal for Sincerely Fury. With a 13-15 win-loss record entering Week 10, the last two weeks of play will either make or break their playoff dream.
From their respectable fourth-place finish last season after ending the group stages one spot below the top seed and eventual champions Flash Point Gaming, Sincerely Fury, who are dwelling in the bottom four of the standings, now have to play perfectly if they want to avoid the dangers of elimination.
Starting with their rematch against Adio Chula, whom they soundly dominated the last time they met, Fury’s squad has a total of eight games left to be able to overtake NoBKB, who are sitting on the border of qualification and elimination with a 17-13 win-loss record, and claim the final playoff spot for themselves.
But considering NoBKB’s remaining matchups, Sincerely Fury will need more than a perfect performance to qualify for the playoffs; some heaps of luck will also come in handy. Zavier’s team is set to play against Bokebi, Power of Friendship, and Your Soul is Mine in the last two weeks of the group stages. Among these names, Bokebi is the only team who managed to avoid getting swept by NoBKB in their previous meetings.
If ever NoBKB manage to repeat their performance and score the same way they did against the aforementioned teams, they will end the group stages with 23 wins, which is still two more than Sincerely Fury can ever amass even if they end up with 2-0 victories on all of their remaining series.
To make matters rather worse, Sincerely Fury’s remaining matchups are hardly a walk in the park as compared to NoBKB’s. Save for Kouros1ve’s Shadownet and the previously mentioned Adio Chula, Fury is also set to lead his team against LY’s Cuteanimegirls and sylvos’ C’s Better. Their previous meetings versus those squads barely ended in their favor, too. They were only able to walk away with a sweep against Adio Chula. On the other hand, their initial meetings with Shadownet and C’s Better ended up in a tie, while Cuteanimegirls got them beat.
With Wednesday’s games up in the books, Sincerely Fury is now in a much tighter position after losing 0-2 versus Adio Chula. Sure, NoBKB also ended up blowing off their series against Bokebi, but at the end of the day, they were still unable to inch even a bit closer to qualification. Moving forward, Sincerely Fury needs to convert all of their remaining games into convincing victories, otherwise, NoBKB will only need two more games to cement their spot in the upcoming playoffs.
Sincerely Fury’s journey of securing a spot in the playoffs will continue on their next series as they face Shadownet on Friday, October 9, 2020.
Catch Sincerely Fury and the rest of Oceania’s finest in action at the Oceanic Esports Dota League Season 2 live on Twitch from Wednesday to Saturday!