With the top of the log beginning to sort itself out, as we roll into the final two weeks of play in the DGL Dota 2 Masters, the interesting part is now the fight for the middle ground as teams try to get themselves into the top six and safely away from the Wildcard Qualifiers.
One such team is Pulse Gaming who, despite having organised their roster just a few days before the start of the Masters itself, has managed a fairly respectable run so far in the bracket, and has faced almost all the top-of-the-log holders at the moment.
Their match against Ventus Gaming on Sunday is somewhat of a grudge match, with the two teams last having met in the semi-finals of the Dota 2 DGC held last year. With Pulse expected to win, it turned out a long day of play and some mistakes tipped the favour towards the Ventus side, who ultimately went on to play in the DGC final against eXDee.
Although the two teams have both had significant roster changes since then, it is technically the last time these two sides met in the DGL so there is no doubt in my mind that Pulse will not want to make the same mistake twice, and will no doubt be hungry for the win on Sunday.
A win for the Pulse Gaming side on Sunday would also tie them up with Energy Esports at fifth/sixth place heading into the last two weeks and one step closer to keeping themselves safe from the WildCard Qualifiers, while Ventus have yet to get a win on the board so far this leg, meaning that Pulse have everything to lose should they not arrive on form.
With high stakes always comes good Dota 2, and luckily Succubus and JubbaGaming will once again be on hand on Sunday evening to bring you the action live:
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