BetBoom Dacha Dubai is about to begin, and we already know the two groups. Twelve participants will face a variety of situations and will have to finish in the top four of their group in the first part of the event if they want to make it to the playoffs. Meanwhile, the bottom two teams will be eliminated after the group stage.
Group A appears slightly stronger than Group B, but that’s because there is only one team that seems like an outsider. Virtus.pro has very slim chances in this group against teams like Gaimin Gladiators, Team Liquid, and Aurora. But who knows? Maybe they will be able to surprise us.
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Group A forecasts
Here are the six teams that will play each other in Group A of BetBoom Dacha Dubai:
- Gaimin Gladiators
- LGD Gaming
- Team Falcons
- Team Liquid
Among the six teams in contention, five have a smooth path to the playoffs, while at least three teams have a strong chance of dominating the group. It’s worth noting that the matches will adhere to a best-of-two format, with each team going head-to-head once. This means that every team will have five matches and 10 maps to secure their advancement or face elimination.
Taking into consideration our knowledge of the opponents, Gaimin Gladiators and Team Liquid are practically assured of progressing, given their near-identical lineups from the previous year. Their impressive performances in the past season provide a solid basis for them to once again take center stage.
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Substitutions in the lineups
Liquid have made just one player change, bringing in the experienced 33. Apart from that, they remain as formidable as they have been in the past few seasons, making them strong contenders for both group victory and overall event success.
Gladiators are the clear favorites in this group, but we haven’t seen them play since the ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 Grand Finals, which took place in December. It has been six weeks since then, which is a significant amount of time.
Team Falcons will be the most enigmatic team in this group primarily because they have highly skilled players, but they have yet to convince us that they can function as a cohesive unit capable of defeating these competitive Dota 2 powerhouses.
On a regional level, they have performed impressively. Their only true competitors there are PSG Quest and Nigma Galaxy. Lately, they have been winning qualifiers, which bodes well for their future.
LGD Gaming, on the other hand, have a player of true world-class caliber. After all, y` won The International 2016 and finished in 2nd place at TI10. At TI12, his team secured 3rd place. Overall, he is a highly reliable player with an excellent understanding of Dota 2. It will be interesting to see what he can achieve in this tournament.
In conclusion, it can be confidently said that the battle for the top two spots will be between Liquid and GG. The real heat will be in the fight for the 3rd and 4th spots in the group, where there are more contenders than available places. Who will be at the bottom and on the brink of elimination? We suspect VP and LGD will occupy those positions.