We continue to entertain ourselves before the start of major tournaments, which should return to us very soon, with the start of a new DPC cycle. On the agenda we have European Pro League Season 4 with its group stage.
Day 15 of the group stage will be closed by Into The Breach and Yet Another Team. The match is not devoid of intrigue, but far from the status of the central duel of the day.
We figure out who will be stronger in the confrontation between the clubs and earn important points for further passage to the upper bracket of the playoffs.
Form Into The Breach
Into The Breach will be the favorite in this match. The chance of winning the European mix is estimated by the odds around 1.3.
According to preliminary indicators, the team is head and shoulders above their counterparts. I fully support the opinion of the bookmakers.
Into The Breach is one of the few teams that put in a lot of hard work last season and deserves to be rewarded for their accomplishments. However, this is what happens in utopia.
Most recently, the Into The Breach roster left the organization, but we will continue to call them ITB until the end of the event. It will be more convenient and, in fact, this is what they are, because the players have not scattered in all directions, but continue to build the future together.
Line-up Into The Breach
The team has been playing together since June of this year, which is another achievement for a team of the level of a European Pro League participant, I dare say. Let's add here a serious ecosystem, previously functioning in the Dota division of Into The Breach: the team has a serious analyst Leamare and recently acquired a trainer Milan.
Agree, for a team of the European Pro League rank, this approach to the formation of a roster looks too painstaking. In addition, it resonates with the performance of Into The Breach.
Performance Into The Breach
The dissolution of the Into The Breach roster, in principle, seems to be a logical decision from the business points of the issue, however, it is not at all clear why the prospect was abandoned, because it definitely exists. The team finished second in the last round of the DPC, earning a slot in the elite division of Western Europe.
The team also proved worthy at the qualifiers for The International, taking 4th place there, eventually losing to Secret, who reached the final of the main tournament of the year. Pretty stupid, right?
It seems so, but questions remain. For example, why ITB perform poorly at local events. There are several options.
The first one I like more. The team is closely preparing for the start of the next DPC season, and therefore they do not make the championship like the European Pro League and other Last-Last Chance a priority.
Another option is tilt. Perhaps the loss in qualifications for The International, a step away from passing to Last Chance, hit morale.
I think the truth is somewhere in the middle. Now about European Pro League
At the European Pro League itself, the team is still playing worse than it can. At least, that is the impression now, based on the current results.
Before the start of the match, the team at the event has 4 wins and 3 losses. Before passing to the semi-finals of the upper bracket, it would not hurt to get a foothold at the top of the playoff bracket.
Heroes Into The Breach
In this patch, ITB is most often played in the meta, the influence of Leamare on the face. Most Picked Crystal Maide (18 games, 55% wins), Tiny (11 matches, 45% wins), Enigma (10 games, 50% wins), Slark (8 matches, 50% wins), Pudge (7 appearances, 71% victories).
Yet Another Team Uniform
In the status of an underdog, Yet Another Team will approach this match. The team's chance of winning is estimated by a coefficient around 3.3.
As in the case of Into The Breach, I fully agree with the opinion of the bookmakers. Even more, I would give Yet Another Team even higher odds.
It's not even about any bias or anything else, no. It's just that Yet Another Team fully lives up to its name. It's just another team, plain and uninteresting, and even more so compared to Into The Breach.
Yet Another Team
Compared to the ITB roster, the Yet Another Team roster doesn't fit. It's all too rotten here, in my opinion.
It is impossible to single out one of the five. All of them are guests of mixes without any special results. Perhaps in the future we will talk about them more, but so far there are no prerequisites for this.
Yet Another Team Performance
Yet Another Team plays like a team of their rank should. They participate in local tournaments like Dota 2 Champions League and other Last-Last Chance, but nothing more.
Speaking of European Pro League Season 4, everything is not perfect here either, on the contrary. Far from ideal. Before the start of the match, the team takes a marginal eighth place.
The team is on the verge of relegation, but the statistics of 3-4 is saving. Since No Bounty Hunter is playing 2-7, Yet Another Team is unlikely to be eliminated, given that each map taken in the group stage is worth points. But it will be very problematic to reach the upper bracket, although it is still real. To do this, you need to win Into The Breach, which I see as an impossible task for Yet Another Team.
Heroes Yet Another Team
Since Yet Another Team is a team that plays in virtually all events taking place in Eastern Europe, the team's performance in patch 7.32 is solid. But what does he give to the team? Not at all clear.
Most Picked Yet Another Team Characters: Batrider (26 matches, 73% win rate), Faceless Void (19 matches, 57% win rate), Snapfire (19 matches, 57% win rate), Mars (19 matches, 47% win rate), Marci (19 matches, 36% of wins).
History of personal confrontations
The teams have never met in official games before. The duel within the European Pro League Season 4 will be the debut face-to-face confrontation between the teams.
In this fight, I'm waiting for finally a confident game from Into The Breach, which they can show. The opponent is passable, there is no doubt. It's time to close with a score of 2-0 and get ready for the playoffs.
Result: 2-0 in favor of Into The Breach.
Into the Breach are listed as the favorites of the match in the majority of bookmakers and odds on them are equal to 1.157. YNT, in turn, are the outsiders of the match. Odds on their victory are about 6.47.
How the teams played in the last matches
|Last Matches||Into the Breach||YNT|
|5 matches (wins)||3||2|
|10 matches (wins)||5||4|
We will also remind you of the statistics of matches that the teams played with each other. The participants in the battle before the meeting played 2 matches with each other. In these matches Into the Breach won 1 times, YNT active consisits of 1 wins.