We quietly crept up to the decisive week of DPC 2023: WEU Upper Division. Western Europe is entering the peak, and the last matches will be of key importance for the teams.
OG and Entity will open the final round of matches. Obviously, the match is important for both teams who are aiming for the Major in Lima.
OG will come into this match with a 3-1 statistic. The team shares the 3rd place with Gaimin Gladiators, but they have a precarious position.
Entity breathe OG in the back. The team has 2 wins in 4 matches and 5th place.
Let's figure out if OG will be able to break away from the main pursuer, or whether Entity will climb into the TOP-4 and leave a chance to pass to Lima Major 2023.
We start the review of the match with an analysis of the game form of OG. They are in this duel to play in the status of a leader.
The bookmakers believe in the success of the ESL One Stockholm Major champions. The chance of OG winning is estimated by the odds around 1.4.
The figure is quite tolerable and leaves room for maneuver, although it highlights OG as a clear favorite. To be fair, the team is looking really good for the new season.
Last but not least, OG owes its interim success to changes in the roster. The strategy before the start of the DPC worked.
DM replaced ATF in third position. The latter was an OG powerhouse, but at the same time was eating too much on the map.
The transfer of the ex-Outsiders player was made just to give space to Yuragi and bzm in the first place. DM has corrected the balance and now OG looks more harmonious.
Last season, the surviving backbone of OG managed to prove itself both in the regional league and beyond. OG took TOP-4 at DPC WEU 2021/2022 Tour 1: Division 1, 3rd at DPC WEU 2021/2022 Tour 1: Regional Final.
In the second round, Misha's team won the DPC WEU 2021/2022 Tour 2: Division 1, after which they played at ESL One Stockholm, the first major of OG's new look.
In Sweden, the young generation of the club of the two-time world champion showed the pinnacle of playing skills, taking the TOP-1. After that, the performance dropped a little.
The team took TOP-3 at DPC WEU 2021/2022 Tour 3: DIvision 1, Riyadh Masters 2022, 4th place at PGL Arlington Major 2022 season 2, and then won ESL One Malaysia.
OG went to The International 2022 as the first team in Europe, but they turned out to be almost the last. The team reached the TOP-8, which was a good result. However, Puppey has it better.
In the new season, OG made their debut in a match against the reigning world champions. Tundra, thanks to their playstyle and all sorts of DKs and Beastmasters, outplayed OG quite easily with a score of 2-0.
On the next tour, OG met Team Secret. The last ones this season are desperately bad, which logically led to the failure of Puppey and the score 0-2 against OG.
Then OG played against Gaimin Gladiators. Contrary to expectations, OG turned out to be stronger than Gladiators (2-0), who are looking pretty good this season.
In the next series, OG met with Into The Breach. The latter tried to swoop in, picking Riki + Furion and other meta heroes, but OG outclassed the opponents twice by picking Lina for Yuragi.
Most played characters: Razor (9 matches, 44% wins), Oracle (8 matches, 62% wins), Timbersaw (8 matches, 25% wins), Snapfire (4 matches, 50% wins), Jakiro (3 matches), 100% wins).
Heroes like Mars and Slardar, which were used by ATF, are becoming less and less common. The emphasis is on the more altruistic third position characters. The classic Lina of the first position is in place.
We continue the review of the match with the analysis of the Entity form. They will have to play in the status of an outsider in this match.
Bookies are half as likely to believe in Entity. On their victory give a coefficient of 2.8.
Quite a logical indicator for Entity in the new season. First of all, it is associated with the performance of the team, which is lame not only within the top division of the DPC, but also manifested itself before the start of the regional league.
The logical option would be to link the failures of Entity in the new season with changes in the roster. However, failures may sound too fatal, but Entity is not yet pulling on good performance.
The arrival of watson to the team is acutely felt. One of the most promising carries in Eastern Europe is still lost against the background of competitors from Western Europe, but this transfer cannot be called an absolute failure.
In the first round of the DPC WEU – Division II Entity, they easily took first place, which opened the way for them to the big leagues. The club played two rounds there and retained its place: at DPC WEU 2021/2022 Tour 2: Division 1 Entity took 6th place, and at DPC WEU 2021/2022 Tour 3: Division 1 - 4th.
The performance in the third round opened the way for Entity to PGL Arlington Major 2022. The first major in the club's history ended quite well: Entity finished in the TOP-6, but this was not enough for a direct trip to Stockholm.
After PGL Arlington Major 2022, there was ESL One Malaysia 2022, where the team also took TOP-6. The closed qualifiers for TI22 in Western Europe followed, where Entity looked head and shoulders above the rest.
The victory in the qualifiers led Entity to The International 2022. At the main championship of the year, the team took TOP-9-12, which is still a very solid result.
In the new season, Entity tried their hand at the BB Xmas Show, where they played against big teams like the same Gladiators and Team Spirit. The team failed there, losing to VP in the second round of the playoff lower bracket and finishing in the TOP-6 at the end of the tournament.
The debut match at DPC 2023 turned out to be hot. The team, in their style, took the first map, using Lina from watson for this, but then they themselves lost the second map and ran into the same ill-fated Lin at the matchpoint.
The second series went much smoother. Entity closed the series without much difficulty against Into The Breach.
In the third match, the team played against Team Liquid. “Liquid” are scary this season and are clearly ready to take the championship of Western Europe: Entity could not oppose Team Liquid and naturally lost with a score of 0-2.
The fourth match was the confrontation against Team Secret. Puppey's team looks terrible this season and the match against Entity cemented Secret's status as the biggest losers in the division: 1-2 in favor of Enttiy.
They like to play for Batrider: appeared 7 times and won 6 matches. Followed by Visage (7 games, 71% win rate), Nyx Assassin (6 matches, 100% win rate), Undying (5 matches, 100% win rate), Earthshaker (4 matches, 100% win rate).
As part of DPC 2023, they do not disdain meta characters like Lina for the first position and or Treant Protector. In general, it's metovo, but with its own chips.
History of personal confrontations
Previously, the teams did not play with each other in the updated lineups. The match within DPC 2023: WEU Upper Division will be the first face-to-face confrontation between the teams.
The outcome of the fight
To be honest, I don't expect much from this confrontation. Entity needs more time to stabilize the team game and build the notorious synergy within the team.
OG in this regard looks more cheerful and everything seems to work for them. I see a clear victory for OG, as the latter have gained good overclocking in the last series.
Result: OG win with a score of 2-0.
At the moment, the majority of bookmakers unanimously see the team OG as the favorite of the game with average odds on a victory in the sum of 1.46. Entity chances to prevail are evaluated with average odds 2.7 by bookmakers.
How the teams played in the last matches
|5 matches (wins)||2||2|
|10 matches (wins)||4||4|
Also it makes sense to remember the statistics of the matches between the teams. The teams played 3 matches with each other before. In these matches OG won 3 times, Entity active consisits of 0 wins.