The North American ESL One Malaysia dota 2 Qualifier between Quincy Crew and Nouns on July 28 took a dramatic turn when Quincy Crew were forced to evacuate their hotel due to a fire alarm during the second game.
After winning on instant classic in the first game, the second one started just after midnight. However, less than two minutes after it kicked off, Quincy Crew had no choice but to pause the game.
Arif “MSS” Anwar, Quinn Callahan, and Rodrigo “LESLÃO” Santos managed to explain the situation, saying the fire alarm went off and there was some “crazy crap going on” moments before evacuating the building.
Quincy Crew confirmed their safety on Twitter shortly after. “There is a fire alarm going off at the team’s boot camp,” they said. “All players and managers are safe. Our manager is in contact with ESL as we get this sorted out.”
Their manager, Jack “KBBQ” Chen, echoed the sentimentand after a short delay, they were able to pick up where they left off, but not before thanking their opponents for being so patient.
Despite everything they’d gone through, Quincy Crew still managed to steamroll Nouns, winning the game in less than 20 minutes off the back of a massive performance from YawaR on Nature’s Prophet.