Denz “Abat” Anedez finally made his return, leading Cignal Ultra’s come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Zero Two the Dota Pro Circuit 2021: S1 – Southeast Asia Lower Division, last Thursday.
The disgruntled star, who missed Cignal’s last two games in the closed qualifiers, put up 17 kills, two deaths, and 10 assists in Game Three using Phantom Assasin to complete the reverse sweep.
Cignal midlaner James “Jamesy” John backstopped his carry with nine kills, two deaths, and nine assists using Shadow Fiend. Jomari “Grimz” Anis, on the other hand, tallied a game-high 23 assists with his Abaddon.
Randy Muhammad “Dreamocel” Sapoetra had five kills, three deaths, and seven assists for Zero Two in a losing cause.
Game Three lasted for 35 minutes and 45 seconds.
The four-time The Nationals champion had a rough start in the series, falling to Dreamocel’s Riki in Game One before tying the series in Game Two behind Jamesy’s monster Leshrac performance.
The seven-year Dota 2 veteran finished with 23 kills and 13 assists against one death in Game Two while Abat added 11 kills, three deaths, and 14 assists using Antimage.
Van’s offlaner Beastmaster added five kills, four deaths, and 20 assists. Erice (Shadow Demon) had three kills, seven deaths, and 16 assists while Grimz (Nyx Assassin) put up 18 assists against seven deaths.
Dreamocel once again led Zero Two in Game Two with 12 kills, three deaths, and eight assists using Morphling.
Cignal Ultra will face HOYO on January 25, Monday.