For some teams, WePlay! Dota 2 Tug of War: Mad Moon playoffs has already started. Gambit already played 2 matches, quarter finals and semi finals of the upper winners bracket. Let’s check out the other pairs and potential matches.
Nigma (-1.5) @ 1.38
Seems like B8 is the weakest team in the playoffs, together with Aggressive Mode. But we expected that. They are a new squad, less then 1 month old and they already lost a player to CIS powerhouse Virtus.Pro. They simply can’t compare and fight with bigger fishes in the scene. And it seems like Dendi’s time as a player in professional Dota 2 is running out. B8 was placed in group A, where they faced all 3 teams. The win vs Infamous didn’t show anything, as soon after that they lost vs Team Secret and Gambit in the decider match. However, with a 3rd place in the group, they have managed to get into the playoffs upper bracket. But they didn’t have too much luck, as they will need to play vs Team Nigma.
Nigma is not looking too stable at the moment, but they are a more experienced and better team in all positions then B8. This best of 3 match will show us how Nigma plays under pressure, as this is a completely different story than the group stage of this Dota 2 tournament. Loser of this match is dropping to the lower bracket and will have to play vs Gambit. In this match I think we will have a clear winner here. I’m expecting that Nigma will win this without the problem 2-0. 1.07 odds on Nigma’s win doesn’t give us any decent return, so handicap on Nigma is the only way to go here.
Potential winner: Team Secret
Both Nigma and B8 are having a pretty hard road to the WePlay! Dota 2 Tug of War: Mad Moon grand finals. Winner of the Nigma vs B8 match will need to face Team Secret. Team Secret is probably the best Dota 2 team in the world right now and they are the biggest favourite to win this tournament. Their dominance is simply undisputed. They still haven’t lost any map in this tournament, as they finished their group A in 1st place with 2-0 scores (4-0 in maps). As I think that Nigma will beat B8 and advance on, we will watch another amazing match potentially.
Once the best team in the world and TI winners vs current best team in the world. However, I don’t think Nigma is yet on the same level as Team Secret. Even though I do think this match will be amazing, I don’t think Nigma has a chance in a best of 3 series vs Team Secret. At best, they could win a map, but nothing more. Team Secret is ready to face both Nigma and B8, and I do think that they have capability to crush both teams currently. So I’m predicting that Team Secret will advance on to the next round, to the winner bracket finals where they will face VirtusPro.