We continue to prepare for the start of the new competitive season in Dota 2. While the atmosphere of rumors and conjectures reigns around, local events continue in the vast MOBA.
Matches within BTS Pro Series Season 13 return to our screens, where teams fight for honor and glory, and a little bit for the prize pool. The organizers are still the same - the legendary Beyond The Summit, which, despite being ignored by Valve, continue to make content and hold events. Thank them for this and move on to the specifics.
At BTS Pro Series Season 13: Americas, 16 teams will face off in several phases. All this stuff will be opened by Infamous and The Cut.
We figure out who will be stronger in this bo3 confrontation and move further along the grid.
Infamous will be the favorite in this match. The team's chance of winning is estimated at a coefficient of around 1.25.
It is easy to believe in such a coefficient and take it for pure water. What is there - the team is prominent, always well-known and knows how to play DotA.
I would have done that, given their performance last season.
The 2022 season for Infamous can hardly be called a failure. The team from beginning to end showed confident performance.
At DPC 2021/2022 Tour 1: Division 1, Infamous took 2nd place, putting Thunder Predator ahead, but earning a place at the regional finals, which took place instead of the first major.
Before the regional finals, Infamous played at the Bitsler Cup, where they also took 2nd place, but it's not that important. The main thing is the second line at DPC SA 2021/2022 Tour 2: Regional Final.
Such a weighty start did not guarantee further success. Further, the team takes 4th place at BTS Pro Series Season 10: Americas and 5th at DPC SA 2021/2022 Tour 2: Division 1, which is much worse than the result of the last tour.
BTS Pro Series ends for Infamous in 4th place. DPC SA 2021/2022 TOur 3: Division Infamous finish on the third line, which did not allow the team to break into The International 2022 directly.
After qualifying for the Last Chance Qualifier, the team finished 9th-12th, missing out on the main event of the outgoing season.
Composition of Infamous
The main “prank” of this match is the Infamous roster. The advantage of the Peruvian club over their North American counterparts looks logical, exactly until he got here.
And here is emptiness. That's it, nothing.
So far, the team has not announced a roster for participation in the BTS Pro Series Americas, which means it is not at all clear what this pig in a poke will turn out to be. Hence the strangeness in designating the Peruvians as favorites.
The cut shape
The Cut will play as an outsider in this match. The chance of the North American club winning is 3.7.
Again, you look at the coefficient, and you believe. Well, where is The Cut, and where is Infamous.
I would agree to such a large distance between the teams in terms of the level of play, but until I know the Infamous roster, I can’t do it. But I can look at the performance of The Cut during the season.
The Cut Results
Compared to Infamous in their various iterations, The Cut looked pale. They don't have many outstanding events during the season.
The main event for The Cut happened right at the start of the season. Then the team won the DPC NA 2021/2022 Tour 1: Division II, which helped them get into the elite division and start gaining experience.
Before starting their first tour in the top division, they had an intermediate 9th place at BTS Pro Series Season 10: Americas and 5-8th place at Royal Jelly Covenant: NA.
At their debut DPC 2021/2022 Tour 2: Division 1, the team took 6th place, which allowed them to remain among the best teams in America. Not for long.
Already at DPC NA 2021/2022 Tour 2: Division 1, the team took 7th place, going back to the second division.
The Cut had no luck at the qualifiers for The International 2022, where the team took 7-8th place, and at BTS Pro Series Season 12: Americas, where the team finished in the TOP-6.
Line-up of The Cut
Unlike Infamous, The Cut approached the tournament responsibly. The team announced the roster with which they will play as part of the BTS Pro Series Season 13.
BTS Pro Series S13 will feature:
- Scourge McDuck;
The club consists of regulars from the North American TIR-2 scene, trying to shine, but without success.
History of personal confrontations
Previously played in different rosters in different tournaments. The only time The Cut managed to take a card was at BTS Pro Series Season 5: Americas, but that was a long time ago and not true.
You can't expect a predictable outcome in this fight. As a prefire, he is ready to put a +1.5 handicap on The Cut.
In South America, DotA is rising, and therefore all smart players from the region are welcome guests in top clubs. This suggests that it will not be possible to imagine a roster filled with TIR-1 players, and the caliber of the tournament is not the same, and therefore chances may well arise in the fight against The Cut.
Result: +1.5 on The Cut.
Now, the majority of bookmaker companies believe in Infamous victory. Odds on them are equal to 1.163. According to bookmakers data, The Cut are the outsider and odds on their victory amounts 6.763.
Team statistics in recent matches
|Last Matches||Infamous||The Cut|
|5 matches (wins)||2||2|
|10 matches (wins)||5||3|
Also it makes sense to remember the statistics of the matches between the teams. The competitors have held 5 matches. In these battles Infamous got 4 victories while The Cut managed to take 0 matches.