Hainan Master Spring Invitational CIS Qualifier are going to the final phase of the playoffs stage. Let’s analyze of the upcoming matches today.
HellRaisers @ 1.55
These previous 2 days of Hainan Master Spring Invitational CIS Qualifiers have been an absolute blast. Sometimes CIS teams can show how unpredictable Dota 2 can be. HellRaisers did an impossible thing. They recruited a completely new Dota 2 roster on the same day of the qualifiers, resolving their old roster. They faced FlyToMoon, the favourites in round 1 of the upper bracket playoffs and they’ve managed to beat them 2-1. Now they are facing another strong team, Team Unique, who managed to take youngsters from Team Empire Hope with the same 2-1 score. After watching HellRaisers vs FlyToMoon games yesterday, I’m giving a slight advantage to HellRaisers in this match. I think they have a high chance of taking this match.
FlyToMoon @ 1.48
Sadly, those two teams will fight it out in the lower bracket in the best of 3 match and the loser is going home. It is strange to see FlyToMoon in the lower bracket, as they were one of the favourites to make it to the finals and try to get a spot for Hainan Master Spring Invitational in China. FlyToMoon were favourites in their first upper bracket match of the tournament vs HellRaisers, but HellRaisers managed to make a surprise with their new lineup and beat FTM in 3 maps. I had high hopes on the Team Empire Hope squad, who lost in round 1 vs Team Unique with the same score, 1-2. Now is a time for one team to go home, and I think that team will be Team Empire Hope. I still believe that FlyToMoon is one of the strongest teams in this tournament and hopefully they will show that now throughout the lower bracket. My favourite to win here is: FlyToMoon.