Virtus.pro’s Alexey “Solo” Berezin had a nightmare time trying to bring his new roster back to the peak of last season’s glory. Now, this obsession continues to cling. The team just finished the DreamLeague Season 13 Major without a victory.
Virtus.pro is one of only two teams that haven’t won a match in the tournament, with them being the Chaos Esports Club. They are the first two names to appear in the losing branch of DreamLeague Season 13.
– DreamHack Dota (@DreamHackDota) January 19, 2020
After losing to the previous Alliance, VP was forced to confront Reality Rift. The Southeast Asian team grabbed the top seed in their region, but narrowly lost to Invictus Gaming in the opening match.
The veteran captain, Wong “NutZ” Jeng Yih of Reality Rift was the man who led his team into the winning branch, a battle no one expected would win.
Virtus.pro in game 1 was a solid match, with Drow Ranger from Egor “epileptick1d” Grigorenko and Puck of Vladimir “No[o]ne ”Minenko. In theory, the advantage obviously belongs to VP, but Reality is the team that turns the situation to win the match.
Mento of Vicent “AlaCrity” Teck Yoong finally farmed strong enough to be the leader of the team. Combined with Ravdan “Hustla” Narmandakh’s Rubick, the Southeast Asian boys extended the match to their advantage.
Game 2 was not as advantageous as game 1 with CIS when the draft squad was unclear. That helps the Reality Rift Templar Assassin and Leshrac completely crush VP.
VP tries to find blood sugar with No’s Death Prophet[o]ne, but not enough firepower to fight Reality’s bovine form. VP is just enough to chew a little opponent but not be able to dominate.
– Reality Rift Dota2 (@RealityRiftDota) January 19, 2020
Reality then ended the first game with confidence, seeing Virtus.pro off the losing branch and giving himself the opportunity to continue on from the winning branch.