The first day of the group stage was finished predictably enough, only Invictus Gaming shows unexpectedly good performance in Group A and OG Dota 2 shows a very bad game, who have been expected better results. In Group B, almost all teams are playing equally, except Vega Squadron, who hasn’t won a map and are likely not to win.
The match between TNC Pro Team and VGJ.Storm.
TNC played their matches well, making two draws, VGJ.Storm also has two points but with one loss and victory.
The author’s general impression about TNC Pro Team: The team prepared for the tournament well but hasn’t run wild yet, I think that they will show a great game during the group stage.
The author’s general impression about VGJ.Storm: The team is still looking not very well, the victory over Vega Squadron means nothing. It’s difficult to say what they can show us further but they will have to advance to the playoffs.
The teams are similar by points and almost equal by a skill, I think that TNC Pro Team is stronger in the match and may win the match with a score 2-0 but a score 1-1 is possible. I can confidently say that the team VGJ.Storm is unlikely to prevail.
The match between NewBee and Vega Squadron
NewBee has one draw and one loss for now, which is not a very good result for them, Vega Squadron lost their two matches without ideas.
The author’s general impression about NewBee: As I said yesterday, despite everyone considers them to a favorite, they are not likely to beat stronger opponents. In the group, they will have to try hard to get to the playoffs.
The author’s general impression about Vega Squadron: There is nothing to say about them, everything is clear if you have a look at their game, their chances to win at least one team are very small.
NewBee is a favorite there as they are better than their opponents in all terms, the only team’s disadvantage is that they may relax at any moment. If NewBee prepares well for the team, it will be easy 2-0 for them.
The match between PSG.LGD and Vici Gaming
PSG.LGD has no losses in the group but Vici has one point behind.
The author’s general impression about PSG.LGD: As it had been said before the start of the tournament, the team is a favorite of the group and will have to come out of the group from the first place.
The author’s general impression about Vici Gaming: It had not been clear before the start of the tournament, in which shape the team was but after the first day, it became clear that they prepared great. We expect good results from them.
I think this match is a match of the day as both teams are from China and both show great performance. Both teams may win the match but I think that there will be a draw or PSG.LGD’s victory.
The match between Mineski and OG Dota 2
Mineski is on the top of the group with five points right now, having made a draw only with Team Secret. OG Dota 2 doesn’t gladden with their game in the tournament, they lost two matches but managed to bet IG Vitality.
The author’s general impression about Mineski: They will have to come out of the group for sure, they have a way better start if compared to the last tournament, the team will have to hold high places in the tournament if they continue playing with such a mood.
The author’s general impression about OG Dota 2: A very weak preparation for the tournament and a bad performance, it’s clear that the team’s things go wrong but they have chances to advance to the playoffs.
OG Dota 2 is obviously weaker than Mineski now, I think that they have almost no chances to win, a maximum score may be 1-1 but I think that Mineski will not allow them to do so. It will be 2-0 in the favor of Mineski.
The match between Infamous and IG Vitality
Both teams are outsiders of their groups but unlike Infamous, the team IG Vitality managed to make a draw in one match.
The author’s general impression about Infamous: The last place in the group is guaranteed for them, they are unlikely to show something.
The author’s general impression about IG Vitality: It’s a very weak team too but they started showing a good game at the end of yesterday, we’ll see how they will play in future.
It’s a match of two outsiders, I think that IG Vitality will have to prevail in the match but it’s difficult to predict as they have also been showing a bad game and may lose one map.
The match between Invictus Gaming and Team Secret
Both teams have the same number of points, each team has 5 points, so the match promises to be hot.
The author’s general impression about Invictus Gaming: It had not been clear before the start of the tournament, in which shape the team was as we have not seen their matches for a long, it’s clear that didn’t lose time and prepared well for the tournament. They will probably come out of their group.
The author’s general impression about Team Secret: They play well as always but knowing this team, they may lose a gaming in the most important moment. If they don’t start inventing something unnecessary, they will also advance to the playoffs.
The teams are equal, 1-1 is a predictable score for the match but the slightest mistake of one of the teams is made, a result will become unpredictable.
As matches will be run one after another, it’s very difficult to write a prediction beforehand, so we will advise you to look at a game and teams’ preparation and then to make your choice.