Match Prediction: Darkside - Hydra | Dota 2

A new DPC 2023: EEU Upper Division - Tour II game day kicks off in Eastern Europe. Darkside and Hydra will open the third day of action in the weakest region of the Lima Major 2023.

Opening the new day will be clubs who do not qualify for the top 3 and subsequent passage to the Berlin Major 2023, but are ambitious. At the very least, Darkside are aiming for the top spot, given the temperament of the local performers, but they are unlikely to end up there at the end of the second round.

Darkside will approach the game with a 0-2 statistic. The SoNNeiKo team lost their first match in DPC 2023: EEU Upper Division - Tour II by a 1-2 score.

Hydra will also approach the game with minus statistics. Like Darkside, the team lost their first match by a similar score.

Let's see which of the outsiders will equalize their position in the standings, and who will have to start the run with a score of 0-2.

Darkside form

We open the match review with an analysis of Darkside's form. They are predicted to be favourites for this match.

The bookmakers believe in Darkside, but leave room for manoeuvre. They give odds of around 1.8 for the SoNNeiKo team to win.

Such a figure in the quotes indicates the close level of play of the two sides. In essence, we are facing identical teams, as indicated by several factors, such as the debut in the second round and the chaotic execution.

Darkside line-up

Darkside's roster consists of some local stars with a hint of unfulfilled ambition. The team's protagonists still harbour hopes of returning to the top, but it seems their time is over.

Darkside Players

  • dizzying
  • re1bl
  • Blizzy
  • RodjER
  • SoNNeikO

Before the match with NaVi until the last moment it was not known who would replace Ramzes and DKFogas who left. Well, everything is clear now and the roster looks something like this.

The arrival of a young curry player with no experience of competition at this level and the ancient Blizzy, once suspected of foul play, is a dubious move. It looks like an act of desperation.

To be fair, the rookies looked okay in the first game, but now just okay is no longer enough. You have to perform well, even in today's Eastern Europe, where teams "fail" in international LAN tournaments, but seriously compete at the regional level.

Darkside performance

At the last DPC 2023: EEU Upper Division - Tour 1 Darkside finished 6th. The team managed to win 2 out of the 7 matches they played.

On the cards, the Darkside fared much better. Collective managed to squeeze out 7 cards at once, with 11 lost: Team Spirit, BB Team and HellRaisers each took a card from the top 3 that season.

After the regular season, Darkside went to the replay for 5th place. There team SoNNeikO met with One Move and being in a tilt failed with 0-2 score, after which the team virtually collapsed.

In the first game of DPC 2023: EEU Upper Division - Tour II, the Dakside played against NaVi. "Born to Win" were stronger, beating SoNNeiKo and co 2-0.

Darkside Heroes

Within the DPC, Darkside play methodically without coming up with a wheel. Picked Tiny (5 matches, 40% wins), Crystal Maiden (4 matches, 75% wins), Dark Seer (4 games, 75% wins), Leshrac (4 matches, 75% wins), Death Prophet (4 matches, 50% wins).

Hydra Form

We continue the match parsing with an analysis of Hydra's playing form. In this match, they will have to play as an underdog.

The bookmakers leave Hydra behind, but the gap between the teams will not be large. The odds of Hydra winning are estimated at odds around 1.9.

As noted above, the gap between the teams is minimal, which looks logical. Be that as it may, both teams have given up their first series and have had a rather difficult journey during the off-season.

Hydra line-up

Hydra has a fairly stable lineup by the standards of teams of their level. This does not make them any more effective, but as a plus, they are quite good.

Hydra Players

  • dream`
  • Worick
  • Cloud
  • Lefitan
  • HappyDyurara

From a global perspective, Hydra has the same problem as Darkside. They're trying in vain to break into the elite of eastern European Dota, but failing miserably.

However, Hydra have been doing very well. Not only do they appear in local side events, they also manage to impose the game in the top division of DPC 2023: EEU - Tour II.

Hydra's performance

Hydra have made it through to Division One of Eastern Europe thanks to a solid performance in League Two. The team did not lose a single series in the first round.

In 16 maps were given only 2. They lost one card each to HF and PuckChamp.

In addition to DPC Hydra act as a regular guest of third-party championships. So even before the start of the first season the team played in tournaments like EPL Winter Holidays 2022-2023 where they placed in TOP-1, European Pro League Season 6 where they placed in TOP-12, but in Neon League Season 1 the team was disqualified due to suspicion of foul play, but without any consequences for them.

In the first match of DPC 2023: EEU Upper Division - Tour II, Hydra took on One Move. Managed to pick up one card with the help of Slark-a and Beastmaster with Snapfire.

Hydra Heroes

Hydra's most popular hero is Tusk (22 matches, 81% win rate). Another popular hero is Beastmaster (17 matches, 64% of wins).

Also playing Clockwerk (14 games, 78% win rate), Disruptor with a similar figure (14 games, 78% win rate). Also piked Keeper of the Light, who was raised with Patch 7.32e (13 games, 100% wins).

History of head-to-head encounters

Previously, the teams have not crossed paths in official games. This match will be their debut.

Match outcome

In the duel between Hydra and Darkside the most passable result is a total of +2.5. Both teams do not inspire confidence in the word, and therefore I expect a lot of mistakes and sloppy movements.

I have a little more faith in Darkside, because they are better players, but not much better. They should be able to outplay their opponent, if they claim to keep their place in the big leagues or even qualify for the majors.

Bottom line: +2.5/darkside win.

At the moment, the majority of bookmakers unanimously see the team Hydra as the favorite of the game with average odds on a victory in the sum of 1.444. Darkside chances to prevail are evaluated with average odds 3.543 by bookmakers.

Team statistics in recent matches

Last MatchesDarkside Hydra
5 matches (wins)15
10 matches (wins)19

Also it makes sense to remember the statistics of the matches between the teams.

The competitors have held 0 matches.

In these matches Darkside won 0 times, Hydra active consisits of 0 wins.