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We continue our coverage of DPC 2023: WEU Division 1 Tour 3 with a betting round-up of D1 Hustlers vs Quest Esports. The teams will close out day 3 of the second week of the top league in Western Europe.
The encounter will be between the "middle runners". Both teams are in the middle of the standings, but still have a slim chance of making it into the top 4. At least Quest Esports is still in play and can qualify for the IO Bali Major 2023.
The D1 Hustlers have a different objective - to retain their place in the top division. For that, they need to win here and now.
Let's sort out who will prove stronger in this match, secure the match win and earn the opportunity to improve significantly in the standings.
Quest Esports Form
We will begin the breakdown of the match by analyzing the Quest Esports form. In this game, they will play in the status of favorites.
This is hinted at by the bookmakers, who give odds of around 1.5 for Quest to win. Given the opponent they are playing, this is a very high odd, which means that the gap between the teams is not the biggest.
In fact, it is. Quest Esports, though capable, cannot boast of landmark results. All achievements so far are limited to playing in Division Two and a single appearance in the previous DPC season.
Quest, while still Ooredoo Thunders, brightened up at DPC 2023: WEU Division 2 Tour 1, winning the league and making it to the top division.
The debut cycle of DPC 2023: WEU Upper Division Tour 2 proved more than successful for the then Ooredoo Thunders. Despite not securing a berth to The Lima Major 2023, the team made some serious noise, seriously embarrassed the top teams but failed to break through to the Top 4: Quest Esports finished the season in 5th position after a tiebreak loss to OG.
- Quest Esports lineup: TA2000, No!ob, ATF, OmaR, kaori.
Quest are treated differently in the new DPC cycle, for they have seen how they can play. There are still some top-four potential, as you can see from the maps on DPC 2023: WEU Upper Division Tour 3.
Prior to Long Cogneg's match against D1 Hustlers Quest Esports have a 2-2 statistic. Quest beat OG and Secret, and lost to regional leaders Tundra Esports and Gaimin Gladiators.
Quest Esports' most popular heroes
Clockwerk (3 matches, 100% wins), Pangolier (2 matches, 100% wins), Silencer (2 matches, 50% wins), Death Prophet (2 matches, 0 wins), Rubick (2 matches, 0% wins). Not forgetting the signature Morphling.
It works all the time, but it works. Against D1 Hustlers should be brighter.
D1 Hustlers form.
We continue our review of the match with an analysis of the D1 Hustlers game form. In this encounter, they will be playing in underdog status.
The bookmakers confirm the pre-match state of affairs. The odds on a D1 Hustlers win are priced at around 2.4.
Again, the margin is small, judging by the odds. 2.4 on the underdogs is quite a working case, the more so D1 Hustlers have proved themselves in the tournament.
Perhaps not a strong underdog is provoked by the very Quest playing well, but far from consistently. All in all, no matter, the fact remains that D1 Hustlers are still first to go.
Going into the first division they have failed to replicate the success of the Ooredoo Thunders sample Tour 2. Still, the level is not the same.
- D1 Hustlers: Shad, Adzantick, Davai Lama, Thiolicor, Xakoda .
Maybe they would have played better in the third round, if before the Long Run of the tournament the former carry Yuma hadn't gone, and maybe the result would have been different.
After all, with him they managed to finish in the Top 2 in the second division, which gave them the opportunity to play with the best teams in the world in the same place.
Prior to Long Sogpeg's game, the D1 Hustlers were 0-3, with no chance of it improving. D1 Hustlers lost to Liquid, Tundra and Secret. Remarkably, they managed to take a card from Liquid, but unfortunately for them, it plays absolutely no role.
The most popular D1 Hustlers heroes
A couple of the most picked D2 Hustlers heroes are Timbersaw and Rubick (4 games each, 75% wins). Next are Disruptor, Ember Spirit with 3 games and 2 wins each.
Also played with Bounty Hunter, Clockwerk, Mirana, Outworld Destroyer who have 2 wins in 2 games each.
The D1 Hustlers can offer their opponents a very cheerful default. The team plays pretty well with a bunch of auras and that's it, but gets lost with more flexible game plans.
History of head-to-head encounters
The teams have not played each other in these line-ups. The match in DPC 2023: WEU Upper Division Tour 3 is the first debut for the sides.
Summary of the match
In this game I am completely on the side of Quest. They should take on D1 level rivals Hustlers without any problems as they can take on top teams and defeat top teams, not to mention former second division residents.
The outcome of the match: victory for Quest Esports.
D1 Hustlers are listed as the favorites of the match in the majority of bookmakers and odds on them are equal to 2.149. Quest Esports, in turn, are the outsiders of the match. Odds on their victory are about 2.808.
Team statistics in recent matches
|Last Matches||D1 Hustlers||Quest Esports|
|5 matches (wins)||3||4|
|10 matches (wins)||6||5|
Also it makes sense to remember the statistics of the matches between the teams. The teams played 2 matches with each other before. In these matches D1 Hustlers won 0 times, Quest Esports active consisits of 2 wins.