MYM wins Dreamhack 2008 winter !
Another successful win by the MYM.Dota
And this time they faced SK.dota in the finals,
The most interesting part is there was no Fear neither Merlini, they played with this player whom the never played with before in competitive games their lineup was :
Here are the replays of the Finals.
MYM.DotA to DH with PlaymatE; Maelk interview
With MYM.DotA being down to only 6 players after slahser's departure, the team had to bring in one of its American players, to be able to field five men for the DreamHack tournament in the coming weekend.
Now it has become clear that the team is not able to bring in either Ben 'Merlini' Wu or Clinton 'Fear' Loomis for the event, consequently being a man short. To fill in the open spot, the team has called up former Mouz-player Amel 'PlaymatE' Barudzija to assist it.
PlaymatE is a long-time friend of the team, and has played with the Maelk, MaNia- and Pusher-Street before, as he is a part of the Danish National team.
We caught up with MYM's teamleader Jacob 'Maelk' Toft-Andersen to hear more about the addition of PlaymatE for the event.
Attending DreamHack without Fear or Merlini is arguably a big setback for you. Are your expectations with PlaymatE in the team different than if any of your American players would have participated?
It is very unfortunate that Fear was unable to come, but we found a substitute for him as fast as we could. Naturally the level of the team isn't the same as it would have been with either of our Americans given both the experience, synergy and chemistry of our team.
What does PlaymatE bring to the table, and will you be able to utilize it at DreamHack, given the limited practice time you have had with him?
PlaymatE fills in the gap of roles that Fear left and its his nature to play the same kind of style and heroes and Fear does, so in that sense it was the most reasonable standin we could hope for. In terms of practice, it was very last minute, but we have been trying to make the best of it and I'm confident we can still trap the mice and dispose the Swedes.
Not being able to bring your Americans in for DreamHack, does it make you think about adding a 5th Danish/European players, so you are able to attend events with a stable lineup?
After the departure of slahser he have been considering whether a new addition to the roster is needed, but we don't want to rush things since both chemistry and synergy play an important role to us.
What are your expectations for the tournament?
I expect us to come out on top and if things do not go according to plan, at least a spot in the grand final. It is a new version and all the imbalances are yet to be found, so I think we can expect an interesting tournament with a few good upsets. Who knows, maybe one of the top contenders goes out in the early stages of the tournament.