Dream Team Gaming entered the world of esports last week – partnering with Reason Gaming for the Gfinity Elite Series Delivered by Dominos.
The high-stakes competition sees 10 teams take part for a top prize of £25,000 – in a tournament that takes place over seven weeks.
Here, coach Dom talks about how the team performed this week – and what lessons we need to learn ahead of the next game.
After a slow start in the first week of the Gfinity Elite Seris delivered by Dominoes, three members of the Dream Team Gaming side were back to compete on both Xbox and PlayStation.
TheeBullock and Fully returned to play on the Xbox, with FUTWIZ Tom and TheeBullock taking on the PlayStation side.
Fellow newbies to the competition ‘Team Vitality’ put up two widely renowned French FIFA pros on Friday night and it made for a tough competition.
Confidence was at an all-time high in the first game of this against Team Vitality.
Both TheeBullock and Fully had played together the previous week and had racked up some hours since practising for the competition.
The game got off to a slow start with both teams fighting for possession of the ball, pushing into each other’s halves.
The man, the myth, the legend, Miroslav Klose had many attempts at goal, with a 48th-minute header going past the keeper to hit the post, in what should have been a goal.
However, the game ended as a stalemate with neither team managing to take the edge.
PlayStation 4 pro FUTWIZ Tom made his debut for Dream Team Gaming this week alongside TheeBullock who had already warmed up on the Xbox.
Game two in the series saw a lot more action.
Almost straight away DTG were awarded a penalty bringing the score to 1-0.
Not deterred, Team Vitality swiftly pulled it back with Hernan Crespo netting a goal just outside the penalty box.
The French duo managed to get around the DTG defence one more in the first half with Hernandez slotting it in.
Relentless attacks against Team Vitality’s defence saw DTG score another worldie in the 70th minute.
It looked as though we were in for another draw and an extra point on the board.
Alas, in the 90th-minute Team Vitality’s large payout for Cristiano Ronaldo finally paid off as he scored a goal making it all but impossible for the DTG pros to pull it back.
Despite the draw and the loss, we are optimistic about our chances of qualifying for the semi-finals when we face off against Method in a few weeks.
Now the DTG pros are more familiar with the 2v2 setup, changes are being made and we are confident we can win on both consoles taking home 6 points.
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