The predictions for the second day of the playoffs of MDL Changsha Major 2018Diodor
The results didn’t surprise a lot yesterday, at first, VGJ.Storm beat OG Dota 2 without a problem with a score of 2-0 and advanced further in the upper bracket together with Mineski, which also beat TNC Pro Team with a score of 2-0. Then, Team Secret faced VGJ.Storm in the upper bracket, VGJ.Storm prevailed in a difficult struggle in the match with a score of 2-1. Vici Gaming played using mistakes of their opponents Mineski and also prevailed over them with a score of 2-1 but Mineski was very close to the victory.
Let’s start analyzing the matches of the tournament’s lower bracket.
The lower bracket match between Invictus Gaming and NewBee.
Invictus Gaming has an obviously stronger group and, unlike NewBee, they earned one point more, six ones.
The author’s general impression about Invictus Gaming: I think that this team is strong enough, they began their participation in the tournament well at first but then, something went wrong and the results were not so positive. The team has time to prepare and I think that they will not waste it.
The author’s general impression about NewBee: NewBee plays bad as always, I don’t think that they will be able to continue participating in the tournament.
If two Chinese teams didn’t face in the match, it would be very difficult to predict the result. It’s always difficult to predict matches of teams from one region as teams practice together and know an approach to each other, so there is no obvious favorite. But if considering a game, Invictus Gaming should win the match.
The lower bracket match between PSG.LGD and Invictus Gaming Vitality.
Invictus Gaming Vitality showed a very weak game, having earned only 3 points in their group, PSG.LGD finished their participation in the group with 5 points.
The author’s general impression about PSG.LGD: The team had a bad group stage in this tournament but I believe that they will prepare for the match and prove their title of the winners of the previous Major.
The author’s general impression about Invictus Gaming Vitality: The team’s play is very weak, I think that they will finish their participation in the tournament after the match.
Despite two teams from China will compete in this match, a favorite can be easily called there, I am sure that PSG.LGD will not have problems to beat Invictus Gaming Vitality.