BOOM Esports vs TSM.
ESL One Malaysia 2022 will be held August 23-28 in Genting Highlands, Malaysia. Twelve teams worldwide will compete for the championship title and a $400,000 prize pool. All group stage matches will be played in a bo2 format. Beginning with the playoffs, teams will fight in games to two victories. This is the last major tournament before the qualifiers for The International 11. Dota 2 fans have only to enjoy the great fun and the variety of teams.
On August 23, BOOM Esports and TSM will play their opening match in the group stage of ESL One Malaysia 2022. Which of the teams will be stronger? We will find out very soon. The meeting is scheduled to start at 14:40.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
BOOM Esports: the Asians are Strong At Home
BOOM Esports is approaching the Malaysian tournament in good spirits. Last weekend, the Asian DPC League champions won the Gamer Galaxy Lunar Tournament. Invitational Series Thailand 2022, where they warmed up before the start of ESL One Malaysia 2022. Note that the Gamer Galaxy series tournaments were won only by BOOM Esports players. If in Thailand, the opponents were not so strong, but in Dubai, the Europeans and Americans played as well.
BOOM Esports finished the previous American majors in 7th or 8th place. The Asians started the playoffs in the top position but had to face the undefeated PSG.LGD and lost to 0-2 as expected. The guys had no more margin for error, and the battle for the TI11 slot continued. After beating Team Liquid (2-1), BOOM Esports secured a slot at TI11, but they never won another major. After falling to Entity (1-2), BOOM Esports ended their performance in the second major.
BOOM Esports is the best team in Southeast Asia in this DPC cycle. Judge for yourself, this team has completed all three DPC leagues in an awesome way: the championship in the first winter round, the third summer round and the vice-champion in the second spring round. Add winning the winter regional finals instead of the majors and you get over 1,100 DPC points, which pretty much guarantees the guys a TI11 appearance.
It was strange not to see the team at the Riyadh Masters 2022, considering that BOOM Esports won the previous tournament in the UAE called GAMERS GALAXY: Invitational Series Dubai 2022, but note that there was not a single Asian team in the last Masters, except for Deboosters, and that host team was made up of mixed crew and was only an extra for world leaders. It's a shame, BOOM players could have put on a real show in a $4,000,000 million tournament, which the Arabs couldn't do. At ESL One Malaysia 2022, the team got in by winning qualification without feeling any of the opponents in their way.
TSM: About to Fight Hard
It's hard to predict how the American squad will approach this tournament. TSM did not play in the home major, but four of the five players showed up on different teams, leading some (Fnatic) even to TI11. So the players clearly did not lose their game tone, but will they show their best?
The main mistake many people make is writing off TSM, and they do it since the Undying. The players, in their turn, showed themselves well on TI10, in the Swedish major (second place), and even were the first from North America who guaranteed their place on TI11.
TSM's regional league play this summer looked more like the team was just flubbing the summer DPC league neatly. Strangely, the American organization didn't make their squad work hard in the run-up to the home major, but they know better, as the main tournament is only three months away from 2022.
The TSM team is ex-Undying. To be honest, we really liked Undying for its identity. It's really a team that not just got together and somehow played in their region in a year, but guys were selected for TI10 and showed themselves quite well in some places. The main problem was the lack of organization, the money was a real problem, and we are very glad that such a famous organization as TSM signed these guys. Usually, when talented guys from this area start to make real money, the game quality suddenly walks out the door. However, the current TSM won their regional finals in February, bringing them closer to participating in TI11.
If we go over the TSM team personalities, the Czech offlaner SabeRLight, who played for the now disbanded Ninjas in Pyjamas not so long ago, stands out in the team. He is no stranger to North America, having been on loan to the Quincy Crew in 2019, so he knows the region well.
The current TSM was assembled based on Undying, which, in turn, was formed mainly by representatives of the disbanded CR4ZY team: mid Bryle, supports MoonMeander, and DuBu, noting that the latter still has experience as a coach. The Korean played at The International 2015 as part of the MVP and finished 7th-8th in the tournament.
The Peruvian Timado is an interesting carry for the TSM team, who shows a stable game. At TI10, we didn't really believe in these guys, but they managed to surprise us by taking points from every team. VP and T1 beat the Americans, but OG and Invictus Gaming could not defeat the feisty immortals.
Undying even beat their principled opponents from EG but lost in the first round of the playoffs. After TI10, the team didn't change the roster but only got organized, and now they're TSM.
Expert Betting Tips
In this match, we offer the following betting options: a draw, the frags TO (102.5), and the individual total 1 frags over (51.5).