We will break down the DreamLeague Season 13: The Leipzig Major upper bracket round 2 (upper bracket semifinals). We are covering 2 matches. Read our analysis and predictions.
Vici Gaming @ 1.50
What a beauty of a match this will be. These two teams played each other not long ago in the grand finals of ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Singapore. The match was best of 5, and Vici Gaming took the championship, beating EG with a clean 3-0 score. Now, these two teams are back facing each other in the upper bracket semi finals of DreamLeague Season 13. EG beat Nigma 2-1 in the upper bracket round 1, while Vici Gaming took down their Chinese brothers Invictus Gaming with the same score. Evil Geniuses were struggling in the group stage, they were struggling with the Team Nigma too (Nigma dropped out of the tournament today losing to beastcoast 1-2). So I wonder now if they are ready to fight again vs one of the best teams in the world. Hopefully they have learned a lot from their loss at World Pro Invitational. On the other side Vici Gaming fought the tournament favourites in their group stage, Team Secret, losing with a 1-2 score. Watching Vici Gaming and Evil Geniuses throughout this tournament, I can say, Vici has left a better impression on me. I think Vici will continue their good performance from the last tournament, and I think that they are surely champion contenders here, together with Team Secret. I must admit, that EG might take a map here, that’s a good bet too. My bet here would be: Vici Gaming to win.
Team Secret @ 1.20
Second upper bracket semi final match of the DreamLeague Season 13 is Secret vs Alliance. A European clash. Secret ended as 1st place team in group B, while in the playoffs - upper bracket round 1 they have beaten Fnatic with a 2-1 score. On the other side, Alliance finished at 2nd place in group C, right after Invictus Gaming. They played vs Natus Vincere in round 1 of the upper bracket, beating them with a 2-1 in a back and forth match. They were on the end of the elimination from the upper bracket, but they came back in game 3, and they have sent one of the biggest underdogs NaVi to lower bracket. They played well, but I don’t think that’s enough to beat Team Secret in this stage. Nikobaby and Limmp are carrying Alliance so hard in the last matches, but I think Matu and Nisha are the more deadlier tandem. Odds on Team Secret are extremely low, that shows us how big favourites they are here in this match. I can give a minimum chances to Alliance in this match, but never say never. We saw that today in the Nigma - beastcoast match. Clear favourite here is Team Secret and a safe bet.