Day 1 of Dota 2 The International 10 qualifiers. First in the line, Europe. Europe will kick off with Eastern qualifiers first, featuring 14 teams.
B8 @ 1.84
First match, lower bracket round 1. Those two teams surely won’t catch a break here since they are already playing not to be eliminated. A lot of questions appear when analyzing those two teams, and this is purely a 50-50 match, without too much information on match and current form. Over 2.5 would be good here too, but I somehow believe Dendi’s squad.
Team Spirit -1.5 @ 1.80
Team Spirit are the biggest favourites here to take the TI10 spot here in these qualifiers. Winstrike will have a hard task here, but in some crazy scenario they can take a map. That’s maximum they can do here, as Spirit is a team that is a few levels better then Winstrike. 2-0 is a real and possible result here.
Nemiga @ 1.30
Trident is one of the weakest teams in those qualifiers, if not the weakest.Nemiga showed some good matches vs tier 2 and 3 CIS teams in the first part of the season, and hopefully thay can repeat those games here too. They are straight favourites to take this series and advance on. Trident is doomed to be eliminated here.
Team Unique @ 1.81
In their last series a month ago, Team Unique did beat PuckChamp 2-0. After a 1 month pause for both teams, it will be interesting to see in what form they are coming back to those qualifiers. I give a slight edge to Team Unique here, but PuckChamp can win too, let’s be realistic. Over 2.5 is a good bet here, or risk with ML.
Natus Vincere -1.5 @ 1.76
When you look at NaVi’s roster, you wonder why they are not #1 team in CIS region. But good and famous names don’t make a proper team. With NoOne, Ramzes, V-Tune, Rodjer and Sonneiko they are surely 2nd biggest favourites to win the qualifiers, right behind Team Spirit. They are surely favourites to win this match too, as I believe EXTREMUM can hardly do anything here. NaVi ML is almost certain to win, but 2-0 might happen very easily.
HellRaisers +1.5 @ 1.45
After losing 2 major players to NaVi, and after their bad performance at Dota 2 Major, Gambit is back to local qualifiers. With a weakened lineup and immediately jump to new qualifiers, they must be on a back foot here. They are favourites, according to sportsbooks, but I believe HellRaisers can surprise here and take at least a map off Gambit.