Five main favorites of the ESL One Stockholm Dota Major 2022

Alisa Barladyan
12 May 2022
21:26

The ESL One Stockholm Dota Major 2022 will be held in Stockholm from May 12 to 22. This would be the first LAN Dota 2 tournament in the last two years. 14 best teams of the Dota Pro Circuit 2021/2022: Season 2 from all the regions, except China, will perform there. The Major participants will play for $500 thousand and 3,530 DPC points. All the teams were divided into two groups, with seven teams in each of them. The rosters that will take last places will leave the tournament, the first four places will get to the upper bracket, and the remaining teams will fall into the lower bracket. There will be a Double Elimination bo-3 playoff and a bo-5 grand final. Read who is the ESL One Stockholm Dota Major 2022 favorite in the material of Cybersport.Metaratings.ru.

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Team Spirit

Team Spirit has been in bad shape recently. It's not surprising, as its last serious game was during the winter DPC season's regional finals. At that time, it was defeated by HellRaisers during the first round of the playoff but then gave it one hundred and ten percent and ended the tournament without losses. We see that Team Spirit can play well but needs motivation.

After the regional finals, Team Spirit didn't play Dota 2 for more than two months. Then we saw the "Dragons" in all their glory during the qualifiers for the ESL One Stockholm Dota Major 2022 for the CIS. Team Spirit lost the first match again, this time to BetBoom Team. After that, the Dragons pulled themselves together and destroyed all the remaining opponents, earning a quota for the major.

Team Spirit

If you remember Team Spirit's play at the International 10, the situation was similar. The Dragons lost the first three matches, after which they began their winning streak. The Stockholm Major may follow the same scenario.

The players haven't warmed up, as they didn't have enough practice. Because of that, the team may start performing poorly at the ESL One Stockholm Dota Major 2022, but the Dragons are highly likely to feel the blood and start playing at their best. And as we remember, the players for Team Spirit are the strongest in the world. So, they can show a cool play at this major, too. In the best-case scenario, Team Spirit may win the tournament, but even if the circumstances are unfortunate, it is quite capable of reaching the top 4. The players are as confident as possible.

Getting to the major would be great, but that's a pity there will be no Chinese teams. I would like to play against PSG.LGD, Team Aster, and carry lou from Xtreme Gaming. This would be interesting. I hope we will meet at the third major. This tournament should be more interesting. There are no interesting teams at the Swedish Major if it is not PSG.LGD, Team Aster, or Xtreme Gaming.

Illya "Yatoro" Mulyarchuk

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BOOM Esports

BOOM Esports

BOOM Esports is the strongest team in Southeast Asia. During the winter DPC season, it took first place and then won the regional finals. During the offseason, it won a large international tournament called GAMERS GALAXY: Invitational Series Dubai 2022, beating Tundra Esports 3-2 in the grand final. BOOM Esports also claimed first place at the spring DPC season but ended up second, losing to Fnatic in the replay. However, BOOM Esports is still a stronger team.

After all these years, I'm finally back. It's been so long since I was in Sweden. It was a boot camp before TI. I love Sweden very much. Thank you, everyone. Thanks for your support. We congratulate my guys.

Coach of BOOM Esports Chai "Mushi" Yee Fung

The main advantage of BOOM Esports is its experienced roster that consists of the best players from Southeast Asia. Because of that experience, the team can make the right decisions even in the most difficult situations. The current roster of the BOOM Esports has assembled only before the Dota Pro Circuit 2021/22 and won every time. This means the players have no conflicts. This is vital in modern Dota 2. If BOOM Esports plays at its best at the major, it can go as far as the grand final. However, we cannot believe in the team's victory.

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OG

OG

OG assembled only before the Dota Pro Circuit 2021/22, just like BOOM Esports, but it immediately began to show good results, beating the European tops. However, the team wimped out and took only fourth place in the league. Everything changed in the spring DPC season. OG bulldozed through its opponents and ended the league 6-1. At the moment, the team was in excellent form. If OG manages to keep it, it will claim the victory during the ESL One Stockholm Dota Major 2022. But OG has its drawbacks: the current roster players have never played at LAN tournaments, and this can be a problem.

I don't think the guys are ready for The International. They have all the necessary skills for playing Dota 2 on such a level, but I don't believe they are ready for what awaits them at the LAN tournament: pressure and other things that can confuse them. I don't think they can adapt to it quickly. But it seems the guys are ready to learn. It's an ideal time to do it. We learn here, it will be their first LAN event where they will perform as one team. It may be an excellent opportunity, just what they need.

Johan "N0tail" Sundstein

There is one more upsetting thing. The team's captain Mikhail "Misha" Agatov may miss the ESL One Stockholm Dota Major 2022 due to problems with his visa. He will be replaced by Sébastien "Ceb" Debs. The information hasn't been confirmed, but with this replacement, OG will play a lot worse with this replacement. In this case, the team may get to the top 4. And in its full roster, OG is definitely aiming for first place.

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Tundra Esports

Tundra Esports

Tundra Esports is an unusual team with creative drafts that often help the team win. Offlainer Neta "33" Shapira is the roster's brains. It is he who is in charge of macrogame, key decisions during the play, and the drafts. We can even say that there wouldn't be a team without 33, as other players are just executors. If they can follow 33's plan and play well, the team wins. If they start to sink, it's extremely difficult for the team to get back into the game.

This is the main weakness of Tundra Esports: the "brains" need to cooperate with the "arms" and "legs," but it doesn't always work. But if all happens according to the plan, the Tundra Esports team is difficult to stop. You shouldn't also forget about Visage, on which 33 can win some games alone. Thanks to all this, Tundra Esports can be called one of the ESL One Stockholm Dota Major 2022 favorites, but right now the team is unlikely to claim victory.

Evil Geniuses

Evil Geniuses

Evil Geniuses' game during the winter DPC season was rather mediocre, but there were reasons for that. The team had just assembled and played without Egor "Nightfall" Grigorenko. Because of this, it took only third place in the regular championship. Both these problems were gone in the second season, therefore, Evil Geniuses started to take lead in North America and eventually made it to the majors from first place.

Did we expect we would make it to the major before the tie-breaks? I think yes, that was our aim. It's a deja vu, it was like last year between us, Quincy Crew, and Team Undying. It was hard to predict the outcome of the match against TSM. I think it's good when there is competition in the region. If you compared TSM a year ago and now, you can see that they are playing better, so you have to give them credit. Moreover, they have kept their roster. I didn't expect an easy victory, but it was pleasing to win.

Kanishka 'Sam' "BuLba" Sosale

Evil Geniuses are a unique team that shows cool results almost at any tournament and in any roster. Last year, it took second place at majors twice but failed at TI10. Now Evil Geniuses have some young blood, which should help the team return to its former level. Evil Geniuses should take at least third place. It would be a satisfactory result for them.

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