The title Western European DotA is preparing to go on a long break. It remains for us to watch the final confrontation between Nigma Galaxy and Entity.
The duel, as a match for the decisive one, has a lot of weight. Possible replays for the last place at Lima Major 2023 are at stake.
Entity will come to the match with 3-3 stats and 5th place in the standings. In case of victory, the Fishman team guarantees itself replays for the opportunity to get into the TOP-4 and, as a result, go to South America for the major.
Nigma Galaxy is no longer shining this season. They've already secured a spot in the top division for the next tour, but I think KuroKy and company have ambitions to keep Entity out of the Major.
We figure out which team will be stronger in the final bo3 of the season.
We begin the review of the match with the analysis of the game form of Entity. They will be the favorite in this fight.
Bookmakers trust Entity more. The chance of their victory is estimated by the coefficient in the region of 1.5.
In principle, it is difficult not to agree with the opinion of bookmakers. Entities look better as the season progresses, although not consistently.
This season, Entity has changed the carry. Probably, their instability during the match of the upper division is connected with this.
Entity did not look impressive during the season, but at the end of the season they managed to win a major victory. And not against anyone, but outplayed the reigning world champions.
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 ticket 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 match before this, Entity met with Tundra Esports. Fishman and company managed to outplay a principled opponent, and get the opportunity to go to replays if they were successful in this match.
In the new season, Entity ran into Treant Protector, which appeared in 8 matches and has a 62% win rate. Along with Treant, they play Rubick, who also appeared 8 times and has a similar win rate.
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.
Shape Nigma Galaxy
On the other side of the barricades will be Nigma Galaxy. In the status of an outsider.
They do not really believe in the victory of Nigma Galaxy, but they still have a chance to win. It is estimated by a coefficient in the region of 2.2.
Such a figure is very serious for Nigma this season. They played terribly, but towards the end of the action they perked up and began to show the level.
It seemed that the roster was incapacitated, as they were losing to someone regardless of the level of the team (hello, Into The Breach). I don't know how, but KuroKy managed to rebuild the game and off we go.
Everyone woke up. GH plays with MC and KuroKy, and ATF finally looks like a full-fledged carry.
Performance of Nigma Galaxy
Nigma Galaxy started last year in the TOP-6 at DPC WEU 2021/2022 Tour 1: Division 1, which briefly separated them from relegation to the second division. The actual relegation came a season later when Nigma took last place at DPC WEU 2021/2022 Tour 2: Division 1.
Once in the second league, the stellar team nevertheless easily took the first line and regained their place in the elite division for the 2023 season. In addition, the team played Riyadh Masters 2022 and ESL One Malaysia 2022, where they took the TOP 6 in the first and the second TOP -8.
The last tournament before the BetBoom Xmas Show and the replacement of the roster was the qualifier for The International 2022 from Western Europe. There, the team took the TOP-6, missing out on the second in a row of The International.
After changing the roster, the team took part in the local BB Xmas Show event. Having received a direct invite to the playoffs, KuroKy and the company fell face down in the dirt: Nigma lost two series out of two played and left the tournament at the TOP-8 stage.
In the first match of DPC 2023, Nigma played against Tundra Esports. As I said above, it turned out, surprisingly, not bad: Nigma, thanks to the pick from Huskar and Lina, took one card, already something.
Then “those same Nigmas” turned on. In a match against ITB, seemingly the most passable member of the league, KuroKy and company collapsed, losing 0-2, thus effectively putting an end to their further participation in the first league.
Then there were Gaimin Gladiators, who also turned out to be stronger than Nigma Galaxy in the match. GG beat Nigma 2-1.
Nigma's fourth rival was Team Liquid. You don't need to be an incredible specialist to guess the outcome of the match: the “liquids” effortlessly dealt with Nigma Galaxy with a score of 2-0.
After Nigma played with OG and, surprisingly, showed a good game. So much so that they were able to win the first full-fledged series and greatly improve their standings.
Nigma later pulled off a second and critically needed win that allowed them to stay afloat and secure their spot for next season. At the same time, KuroKy took revenge on Puppe for losing the qualifiers for The International 2022 and knocked out his friend in the second division.
Heroes of Nigma Galaxy
Like most teams, Nigma hit the meta, which is pretty logical. The problem is that this does not bring Nigma the desired result, although it is obvious that the point here is not only and not so much in spades.
The most frequent guest in the season is Tusk (6 games, 33% of wins). Next come Rubick with 5 games and 0 wins, Mars with 1 win in 4 matches, Beastmaster and Lina with 1 win in 3 fights.
History of personal confrontations
Previously, the teams managed to play against each other at the BB Xmas Show. Then the victory was obtained by Entity, having outplayed Nigma Galaxy with a score of 2-1.
In this confrontation, I expect an equal game. After the last series, faith in Nigma Galaxy woke up.
The KuroKy team is on a roll and it shows. I would like to finally see a full-fledged revival of Nigma, but also to see replays on OG - Tundra - Entity.
Result: total +2.5.
Nu tror majoriteten av bookmakerföretagen på Entity seger. Oddsen på dem är lika med 1.502. Enligt bookmakers data är Nigma Galaxy outsidern och oddsen på deras segerbelopp 4.833.
Vad lagets prestationsstatistik säger
|Senaste matcherna||Nigma Galaxy||Entity|
|5 matcher (vinster)||0||2|
|10 matcher (vinster)||2||5|
Det är också vettigt att komma ihåg statistiken för matcherna mellan lagen. Deltagarna i striden före mötet spelade 2 matcher med varandra. I dessa matcher vann Nigma Galaxy 0 gånger, Entity aktiva sammansättningar av 2 vinster.
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