We continue to say goodbye to the top division of Western Europe. Next in line is the final match of the first day of the last week of the regular league in the winter tour.
Team Liquid will face Gaimin Gladiators. The match is extremely important for one of the teams.
Team Liquid this season proved everything that is needed. The team will come to the fight on the first line of the standings with 5-0 statistics, securing a place for themselves at Lima Major 2023.
Not everything is so rosy for Gaimin Gladiators. The team has 3-1 statistics and holds the second line, but the situation is precarious: together with GG, OG claims this position, and besides, Entity still has chances to break into the top three.
Let's find out if Gaimin Gladiators will be able to stop the onslaught of "liquid" this season and significantly improve their position before the final rounds.
Form Team Liquid
We begin the review of the match with an analysis of Team Liquid's game form. “Liquid” in this duel will perform in the status of a favorite.
Bookmakers are unequivocal in their opinion. Liquid's chance of winning is estimated by odds around 1.3.
This season it is difficult to argue with the opinion of experts. There are no claims against Liquid and they are unlikely to appear before the end of the regional league.
Team Liquid roster
First of all, a successful transfer helped Liquid to reach such heights. Even before this season, Liquid were famous for their stability, they made it to the TOP-3 of The International, and now they have significantly strengthened.
Team Liquid Players
Nisha proved to be an extra class player. It's not even about how good he is in Liquid (and he is very good), but what happened with Secret after the Pole left. In general, Nisha is a locomotive and this season he is rushing to the major at full speed.
Team Liquid Performance
Team Liquid was stormy last competitive season, which is not surprising. At the start of the year, the team made a large-scale reshuffle, not only updating the roster, but also changing the positions of players in some roles.
If in Western Europe the glory of the “kings of online” was fixed for Liquid, then on LANs their game drove them into sadness. The team entered the TOP-12 of the major twice, which did not allow them to get directly to The International.
Fortunately for Liquid, the qualifiers for the main event of the year were held online, where the current Liquid felt at ease.
The Last Chance Qualifier was held directly in Singapore, which, however, did not prevent the team from taking the TOP-2 there and getting to The International.
At The International 2022, the team held almost a “miracle run”. “Liquid” reached the TOP-3, although there were no prerequisites for this.
After a targeted replacement of a player in the autumn off-season, Liquid started the DPC 2023 with a confident victory over their principal rival. In the first match, the liquid ones beat Team Secret with a score of 2-0.
Liquid's next opponent was Tundra. What was supposed to be the toughest test for the Liquids turned out to be a game of medium tension: Liquid outplayed Tundra 2-0, thus outplaying perhaps the main competitor in a face-to-face confrontation.
In the fifth game, the team played against Nigma Galaxy. Tired tops failed to stop Liquid and they outplayed Nigma Galaxy with a score of 2-0 without a chance.
Heroes Team Liquid
In their picks, Liquid focuses on Death Prophet (4 matches, 75% wins), Mars (4 matches, 50% wins), Slark (3 matches, 66% wins), Vengeful Spirit (3 matches, 66% wins), Marci and Pudge (3 matches, 66% of wins).
Gaimin Gladiators Uniform
We continue the analysis with the analysis of the form of Gaimin Gladiators. They will play as an outsider in this fight.
Bookmakers do not believe in the success of Gaimin Gladiators. The chance of their victory is estimated by a factor of 3.3.
Such a figure is not a verdict for Gaimin Gladiators at all, but the opponent is very serious. GG doesn't seem to be of much help.
Gaimin Gladiators line-up
The updated roster of Gaimin Gladiators will not help either. By the way, he managed to pass the test of fire as part of the local BB Xmas Show event and now looks worthy in the framework of the DPC itself.
Gaimin Gladiators Players
Here's a big test for Quinn. In this match, he is on the mid lane against Nisha and it's time to turn on to the fullest.
Performance Gaimin Gladiators
We started last season with an unexpected TOP-1 in the Western European DPC WEU 2021/2022 Tour 1: Regional Final. Then there was a good TOP-3 at D2CL Season 7 and second place in the second round of the DPC.
Their first major of the season, ESL One Stockholm 2022, the team finished in 4th place. Very good, as for a debut, but then there was a decline.
The team failed the 3rd round of the DPC, taking 6th place, but retained a slot for the next season. Then there was TOP-6 at Dota 2 Champions League Season 13.
At The International 2022, the team took TOP-9-12, which can be considered an acceptable result.
In the new season, Gaimin Gladiators were baptized by fighting as part of the BB Xmas Show. Despite the problems with the roster and the absence of dyrachyo at the final of the tournament, Gladiators outplayed Team Spirit, taking the championship and getting a big boost at the start of the season.
In the first series of DPC 2023, GG went through a baptism of fire by defeating Entity. The team won the match 2-1.
Next up was Team Secret with former GG player BOOM. Secret didn't manage to oppose anything and lost with a score of 0-2, as in every match this season.
The third series against OG followed a completely opposite scenario. GG lost with a score of 0-2, spoiling their statistics, but without making critical mistakes.
Then Gaimin Gladiators played against Nigma Galaxy. I had to tinker, but the outcome was in favor of GG - 2-1 for dyrachyo and company.
Heroes Gaimin Gladiators
Gaimin Gladiators, in the best traditions of competitive Western European dota, play their own way, preferring non-typical heroes like Brewmasters. He appeared 7 times and won 4 matches.
The rest is more standard, with a slight correction for Enchantress, which Seleri loves and, for example, the Chinese often use it within the top division in their region. She appeared in 7 matches but won 3 of them.
Also chosen are Shadow Fiend (5 matches, 60% win rate), Silencer (5 matches, 60% win rate), Morphling (5 matches, 60% win rate).
History of personal confrontations
Previously, the teams did not play with each other in the updated lineups. The teams will hold their first face-to-face meeting in the new year.
In this fight, Gladiators have hope for Team Liquid's laxity. “Liquid” have already booked a ticket to the Lima Major, and therefore can afford liberties.
However, the fact is that Liquid does not look like a team that will play loosely. In this case, Liquid will be closed with a score of 2-0.
Result: 2-0 in favor of Liquid.
Now, the majority of bookmaker companies believe in Team Liquid victory. Odds on them are equal to 1.145. According to bookmakers data, Gaimin Gladiators are the outsider and odds on their victory amounts 6.705.
What are the successes of the teams in the last games
|Last Matches||Team Liquid||Gaimin Gladiators|
|5 matches (wins)||4||4|
|10 matches (wins)||8||8|
Gamblers will definitely be interested in the statistics of personal meetings between the teams. The teams played 7 matches with each other before. In these battles Team Liquid got 4 victories while Gaimin Gladiators managed to take 2 matches.