We have reached the peak point of the second week of regular confrontations within DPC 2023: WEU Upper Division. The tour will be closed by Team Secret and Tundra Esports.
A match between these teams could be a great finale to a busy week. In fact, we risk getting beaten by one team.
Tundra Esports will come to this match on the second line of the standings. The team has 3 wins and 1 loss.
Team Secret go to the fight on the last line of the table. The team is 0-4 and only won 1 map in all series.
We are looking into whether Clement will somehow be able to interrupt one of the biggest losers in the history of Secret in some unimaginable way and try to cling to stay in the top division, or whether Tundra will take their points as expected and become one step closer to the major in Lima.
Tundra Esports Uniform
At the beginning of the analysis of the match, we are talking about the form of Tundra Esports. The current world champions will approach the fight as favorites.
The bookmaker definitely singles out Tundra Esports as the winner of the series. The team's chance of winning is estimated by a coefficient around 1.1.
Such a figure is not new at all, and especially in such a duel. Tundra Esports look good after The International, but the credit for the pre-match disposition of forces goes to Team Secret.
Tundra Esports roster
The champion roster of Tundra Esports continues to show a high level of play. Exactly what you expect from the winners of the biggest esports event.
Tundra Esports Players
By the way, a serious analyst has recently joined Tundra Esports. Leamare, the creator of the analytical portal Spectral, joined the champion club.
Tundra Esports performance
Tundra Esports got to The International 2022 from the 9th place in the DPC table. All thanks to a landmark performance during the season.
The team took the TOP-3 at the DPC WEU 2021/2022 Tour 1: Division 1, after which they entered only the TOP-4 at the regional finals without earning DPC points.
The second round in the regional league did not start much better: Tundra took 4th place at home, which did not bring much DPC points, but gave something much more important - a ticket to ESL One Stockholm. At the first real Major of the year, Tundra Esports took third place.
Inspired by getting into the TOP-3 at ESL One Stockholm, Tundra approached the third round of the DPC with renewed vigor, where, unlike the previous ones, they shone. The first place in the regional league of Western Europe allowed the Saksa team to advance to the second Major of the year.
The team took TOP-16 at the second major tournament, which, after TOP-8 at the commercial Riyadh Master, seriously reduced faith in the club at the upcoming The International.
The International 2022 itself turned out to be phenomenally easy for Tundra Esports. Having given away only a few cards during the event, the team made it to the grand final, where they finished Team Secret with a score of 3-0 without much difficulty.
Before the start of DPC 2022/2022: WEU Upper Division - Winter Tour, the team took a well-deserved vacation.
The rest did not prevent the team from debuting at DPC 2023 with an easy victory. Tundra dealt with OG with a score of 2-0.
After OG, Tundra Esports played against Nigma Galaxy, where for the first time since The International they showed weakness, giving away a map to weak opponents this season.
Further - even more interesting. On the way Tundra became Team Liquid, which outplayed the reigning world champions with a score of 2-0.
The match against Into The Breach turned out to be problematic. The newcomers of the top division managed to take the map from the mastodons of the world DotA.
Heroes Tundra Esports
The most picked meta is Crystal Maiden. The character appeared in 10 matches, winning 9 of them.
Picking Naga Siren (5 matches, 100% win rate), Visage (5 matches, 80% win rate), Visage (5 matches, 80% win rate), Hoodwink (4 matches, 100% win rate), Doom (4 matches, 100% win rate)).
Team Secret uniform
Let's get to the most interesting. We analyze the form, so to speak, Team Secret.
In this confrontation, Team Secret is waiting for the fate of the catching up team. The bookmaker evaluates their chance of winning with odds higher than 5.
A team that recently played in the finals of The International is now in danger of falling into the lower division, having failed the season peremptorily. But it all started because of the replacement of one player.
Team Secret roster
I'm sure Secret's current state of affairs is "owed" to changes in the roster. Nisha's departure undermined Secret.
Team Secret players
I'm afraid everything is clear with this Team Secret roster. Next season, where Secret will fall into the second division, we expect large-scale changes because now the team is dead. Literally.
Team Secret Performance
Secret on the wave of reshuffles last season were on the 31st line of the DPC table. The team took 5th place three times in the regional league and did not play in the major tournaments.
Secret got a break after joining Zayac and Resolut1on. The team had a good Riyadh Master and ESL One Malaysia, after which they took 2nd place in the Western European qualifiers for The International 2022.
At The International 2022, Team Secret revived and it paid off. The team reached the final of the upper bracket of the playoffs, after which they flew down, but not for long.
Having beaten Liquid in the small final with a score of 2-1, the team made it to the grand final. The last match of the last season ended sadly for Secret: 0-3 from Tundra Esports.
The start of the DPC was quite a dramatic event for the Puppey team. The team played against Team Liquid with the Pole Nisha in the roster. As a result of the first series, Secret were declassed and lost with a score of 0-2.
The second series did not have a similar storyline, but had an identical result. Secret were crushed by OG, which was especially noticeable on the second map.
In the third series, nothing has changed. Secret tried to somehow correct the situation, but nothing came of them.
Team Secret Heroes
Their most common spawns were Tusk (7 matches, 85% wins), Witch Doctor (5 matches, 80; wins), Monkey King (5 matches, 60% wins), Pangolier (4 matches, 50% wins), Death Prophet (4 matches, 50% win rate).
History of personal confrontations
The last match between Secret and Tundra was held within The International 2022. Then Puppey and the company could not pick up the cards either, losing 0-3.
I don’t see any other outcome here, except for the collapse from Tundra Esports with a score of 2-0. Even taking into account the quirks from the TI 22 champions, they should crush the opponent without any problems.
From Secret's perspective, this match is decisive. The team has statistics of 0-4 and from 0-5 the road to the lower division is almost booked, and this, in turn, is extremely motivating to give all the best. But I'm afraid this maximum is still insufficient for at least one card.
Result: 2-0 in favor of Tundra Esports.
At the moment, the majority of bookmakers unanimously see the team Tundra Esports as the favorite of the game with average odds on a victory in the sum of 1.135. Team Secret chances to prevail are evaluated with average odds 6.777 by bookmakers.
Team statistics in recent matches
|Last Matches||Team Secret||Tundra Esports|
|5 matches (wins)||1||4|
|10 matches (wins)||5||9|
Gamblers will definitely be interested in the statistics of personal meetings between the teams. The participants in the battle before the meeting played 10 matches with each other. In these matches Team Secret won 3 times, Tundra Esports active consisits of 7 wins.