This evening sees Week Three action kick off the in the Dota 2 DGL Masters, and sees two of the big names, Aperture Gaming and Energy Esports, clash head to head.
Aperture has had a good start to their Leg One journey, and are currently tied at the top of the log with White Rabbit Gaming at two wins apiece. Energy on the other hand has had a mixed bag thus far, losing out to Veneration in their opening match but bouncing back last week against Flipsid3 Tactics, although the encounter did go all the way to three games.
The Aperture squad seems to have a new spring in their step for the new year, partly thanks to the addition of former Damage Control middle player Mark “Filthy Frank” Lehle, who has taken up the role of support in the Aperture side for the new year.
With this in mind Telkom Gaming managed to catch a few words with captain of ApG, Chad “acg” Simpson, to find out how the new squad is adapting and how the team is feeling about tonight’s match-up.
Telkom Gaming (TG): How has the addition of Filthy Frank to your line-up working out for you guys?
Chad “acg” Simpson: I think we’re arguably much stronger than we were before, in terms of play-style and versatility, as Mark has offered a lot in that sense. We’re able to run a lot more heroes than we did before, and I feel this benefits us a huge amount.
He’s slightly new to his role, but he’s adapting at a rapid rate, and I have the utmost confidence he will surprise everyone.
TG: How have you and your team found the patch so far? Does it work for or against you?
Simpson: I think this applies to everyone when I say we’re still figuring out the patch. We have a good idea on what we want to accomplish in our games, But we’re learning more every time we play together.
That being said, I feel we are stronger this patch then we were before.
TG: Arguably your toughest match so far later today against eN, a side you’ve had mixed results against in the past. How do you feel heading into tonight’s game?
Simpson: eN will be our toughest opponent so far this leg for sure – a team filled with veterans in the scene, you can never under estimate them.
That being said though, I feel my team’s performing really well at the moment, and I have the utmost confidence we will come out ahead tonight.
Aperture versus Energy Esports is set to take place tonight at 8pm with local casters Succubus and JubbaGaming on hand to bring you the action, so make sure not to miss out on some top quality local Dota 2.
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