It’s WePlay! Dota 2 Tug of War: Mad Moon Day 2. 2 matches left in the group stages. 2 matches that will determine 2nd position teams in the groups.
Gambit Esports @ 1.35
Gambit has opened this tournament in a nice fashion beating Infamous with a nice and easy 2-0 score. However in the winners match of group A, they played Team Secret. That match showed then that they are currently not able to beat the world’s best team. Secret demolished Gambit 2-0. Dendi’s new squad, B8, came to this tournament as a replacement team for Chinese powerhouse Royal Never Give Up. They have lost vs Team Secret too with the same 0-2 result, and they have won against Infamous. Infamous is clearly the weakest team in this group, and was the first team to be eliminated from it. Gambit will face B8 now, but I don’t think Dendi’s squad has a chance against a decent Gambit team. I think Gambit will take this match and will move forward to the playoff stage of the tournament as the 2nd ranked team from their group.
Nigma @ 1.23
Group B was really weird. Virtus.Pro ended in 1st place in the group, while Nigma and Aggressive Mode are fighting now for the 2nd place. Sadly, and unexpectedly for me, NiP lost both matches, and are out of the tournament. Pity, because they really showed good performances in ESL One Los Angeles 2020 Europe closed qualifiers. Nigma won vs NiP 2-0, but unexpectedly lost vs Virtus.Pro 1-2. I must say, Virtus.Pro is looking really strong, and as I’ve said a few days ago they will fight for the throne. Aggressive Mode lost expectedly vs Virtus.Pro 0-2, but they have beat NiP in close 3 map series, taking the match 2-1. Nigma vs Aggressive Mode is the match for the 2nd place and the better seeding in the playoff stage. I think Nigma is the clear favourite here, as Kuroky and his squad can’t lose this and let this opportunity go. They are too experienced.