This best of three was a strong showing for both teams and showed why Down to Dongle was the reigning champions of Fight Night, the predecessor of the Celebrity Clash League. Easy Money taking a game off of them is certainly something they should be proud of and shows everyone they’re a force to be reckoned with.
With the conclusion of their match, I was able to talk with Vipey and KidKerrigan to get their feelings on the set.
Beckwin: “You played an impressive best of three, and Qhira, which judging from your picks in games two and three, you’re normally a ranged/mage player. How confident were you with your Qhira and what was the reasoning behind its pick?”
Vipey: “When it comes to my playstyle, it’s not about being a ranged or mage player, it’s more I tend to gravitate towards heroes that have more of a “combo breaker” style. So, Heroes like Orphea, Kel’thuzad, Maiev, Qhira, etc. and I’m pretty confident on Qhira. The only thing that was different for me is I’m used to Storm League where I have to be confident in my place, by myself. So during the CCL matches, when we had to do combos as a team sometimes we got a little uncoordinated. But overall we did pretty well with that!”
Beckwin: “Despite winning the set in the end, things started a bit rocky. With the less in the gam one, what was your mindset like heading into game two?”
Vipey: “We didn’t feel bad. We tended to have a really good time on Discord. So this whole thing for us is just really funny! I couldn’t ask for a better team. And if you don’t believe me check out any of our VODs! I can’t wait for the next matches!
Down to Dongle showed confidence in their play even with slight struggles in the first game, relying heavily on their combo potential and not getting as much value as possible from it.
Beckwin: “You took a game off of the Fight Night champs, which is certainly a feat of itself. Unfortunately, your team lost the set in the end. Is there anything you, and your team, would do differently if you could replay the series? Is there any team you’re worried about heading into week two?”
KidKerrigan: “I would choose the correct ult, instead of misclicking. I’m just always nervous in general so regardless of the team I give it my all to not disappoint ZaneHyde because he’s super competitive.”
Having played together for such a short time, its understandable that nerves are a big factor with Easy Money but rolling into next week I expect the players to be more comfortable with each other’s personalities and playstyles which will allow them to complement their play better.
This was certainly an exciting start to the HeroesHearth Celebrity Clash League. Tune in this Wednesday, January 29th, at 8 PM CT at the HeroesHearth Twitch channel for week two!