We have reached the climax of the second gaming day of the DPC 2023 winter tour: WEU Upper Division. The tour will be closed by Tundra Esports and Entity.
Since January 25 is already on the calendar, the matches are becoming more intense and important in terms of the standings of the teams.
Tundra Esports will come to the match with 4-1 statistics and in second place in the standings. Success in the duel actually guarantees them getting to Lima Major 2023.
Entity has a less pleasant situation. The team is on the 5th line and has 2-3 statistics, and a victory in this confrontation will give at least a chance to get into the TOP-4.
In general, it should be interesting. And will we try to find out.
Tundra Esports Uniform
Let's start the analysis of the match with the analysis of Tundra Esports. The team is in the status of a favorite.
Chance to win Tundra is estimated by odds around 1.2. The bookmakers are calm about the match.
I don't find any reason to be nervous either. As for me, the champions of The International 2022 will run over their opponents in the class.
Composition of Tundra
Extra class players will contribute to this. At least in a specific match against this opponent.
Tundra Esports Players
However, the Tundra are not without sin. We saw it during the season, and the chance to see it in a match is low, but it is there.
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.
After a viscous series with ITB Tundra met with Team Secret. There the champions of The International 2022 rested: 2-0 in favor of Tundra.
Heroes Tundra Esports
The most selected Tundra character is Rubick, appreciated by the world champions. He has appeared 4 times and has a perfect win rate.
In addition, another popular hero, Tusk, appeared 4 times. However, he still lost one game.
The signature Beastmaster 33 performed even worse. The character was selected 4 times and won 2 matches.
On the other side of the barricades there will be Entities. They will play in the match as an outsider.
Offices do not strongly believe in the success of Entity. Their victory gives a coefficient in the region of 4.2.
There is nothing to be surprised here. The team that has recently taken the TOP-12 of The International 2022 is experiencing problems in the new season.
Experiences, including because of the composition. Rather, because of the substitutions that occurred in the transfer window.
Blaming Watson for single-handedly “draining” team matches is stupid. In general, Entity is stagnant, which is unlikely to be provoked by the arrival of a new player, but Kazakh certainly added his fly in the ointment.
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 Entity.
Before the match with Tundra Esports Entity played against OG. Having accelerated after a disastrous debut, the champions of ESL One Stockholm 2022 managed to crush Entity on the first map, defeating carry Lina, and then their brothers after losing on the second map and finishing the fight in their favor with a score of 2-1.
In the new season, Entity ran into Treant Protector, which appeared in 8 matches and has a 62% win rate. On par with Treant they play Rubick, who also appeared 8 times and has a similar percentage of wins.
Undying feels a little worse with a 50% win rate in the same 8 matches. Almost the only team that performs Invoker. Stormstormer rolled out his signature 6 times and won 4.
History of personal confrontations
Previously, the teams in the updated lineups did not play. This fight will be the debut face-to-face confrontation between the teams that have not held official meetings.
In this match, I expect a confident victory from Tundra. The team will be able to crush their opponents and cope with their unique playstyle and hero pool.
In addition, this is a crucial battle for Tundra, since, in fact, a ticket to Lima Major 2023 is at stake. Victory will be theirs.
Outcome: victory for Tundra Esports.
All bookmakers have agreed that Entity is the favorite. This can be noticed because odds on them are 2.64. This number in the favor of Tundra Esports amounts 5.165. Respectively, the last ones are the underdogs of the upcoming match.
What the team performance statistics say
|Last Matches||Tundra Esports||Entity|
|5 matches (wins)||4||2|
|10 matches (wins)||9||4|
Gamblers will definitely be interested in the statistics of personal meetings between the teams. The participants in the battle before the meeting played 4 matches with each other. And Tundra Esports won 3 times while Entity correspondingly became the winner 0 times.