StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 3 qualifiers are coming to an end on Friday, and we have deciding matches in front of us. CIS region will have 2 teams qualified, where in the EU region 3 teams are fighting for just 1 place on the next Dota 2 Minor.
Cyber Legacy 2.05
The first team that qualified for the SL Dota 2 Minor is Gambit Esports. Let’s say that was expected and Cyber Legacy was unfortunate enough to play vs them in the first round of those qualifiers. Gambit won 2-1 and they progressed to the next round where they have beaten forZe with the same score. Cyber Legacy is set to play vs Hellraisers on 14th February in the lower bracket. Loser goes home, and the winner advances on to the lower bracket finals where they will face off forZe for the final spot on the Dota 2 Minor.
Hellraisers entered this tournament with a 0-2 loss vs forZe, which was a bit surprising for me. I expected a win for HellRaisers, but I must admit forZe was amazing in that match and they deserved the win. I’m not sure how Hellraisers would come back after this though loss. Cyber Legacy really impressed me in the ESL One LA qualifiers this week, and they are progressing slowly in terms of decision making and team play. That’s the reason why I decided to give them a chance and go with them. I think they have a big chance to win this match and to knock Hellraisers down. 2.05 odds on Cyber Legacy are just amazing.
Maybe I’m making the same mistake as yesterday, but I really do think Nigma is a better team overall than Liquid. However, they didn’t show that in their first match in this StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor EU qualifiers. Liquid won vs Nigma 2-0 in a pretty dominant fashion. Team Liquid continued on to the next stage, where they lost against a strong Alliance with a close 1-2 result. On the other side, Nigma was fighting vs Aggressive Mode in the lower bracket, but as I expected they weren’t posing any big challenge to Nigma and Nigma won 2-0 vs Aggressive mode. Nigma will now once again fight vs Liquid for a place in the grand finals. The winner will play Alliance in the best of 5 series for the Dota 2 Minor spot. Depending on the draft, this match can go to all 3 maps, but Kuroky has way more experience in such high pressure matches. My pick here is Nigma to win.