First round of the lower bracket
Grayhound vs MiBR
On February 2, Grayhound and MiBR will play at the IEM Katowice 2023 Play-In tournament. These teams haven't met in head-to-head, so the match may be interesting and have an unexpected outcome.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Grayhound are an Australian team, which already lowers expectations of them. Yes, it is the strongest club in its region, as recent results against teams from Australia or New Zealand prove. But it's not much use, as it's probably the weakest region in the world at the moment. Perhaps it's only in Asia that teams are capable of playing worse.
Grayhound have consistently beaten all their compatriots in recent months. And that's bad enough because the lack of competition leads to regression or stagnation. Grayhound are trivial in their lack of development.
In the first match at IEM Katowice 2023 Play-In, Grayhound lost without a chance to Spirit ten rounds behind.
MiBR have improved a lot recently. The roster here is pretty good, with players doing well both individually and as a team. In recent weeks, the team managed to win ESL Challenger League Season 43 North America and also finished second in ESL Pro League Season 17 Conference North America.
In the IEM Katowice 2023 Play-In, the Brazilians have only played one match so far, losing to Ninjas in Pyjamas by just three rounds in a single map format. In principle, we can draw conclusions about MiBR's good form so far.
Expert Betting Tips
Grayhound, of course, are the best team in Australia. It's silly to argue with that. At the same time, it should be understood that the Australian and overseas regions are extremely weak. Yes, Grayhound managed to beat Cloud9 in the last major. True, they managed to beat Cloud9 because of bugs and somehow in one map format, but still. That's the end of the Aussie achievements. MiBR plays an average game for South America, but the region is famous for its competition and unusual teams. Given the recent results, as well as the outcomes of the first matches in the current tournament, I'll put my faith in the Brazilians.