Fnatic vs Team SMG
On Saturday, July 02, the fourth game week of the Southeast Asia DPC Regional Dota 2 League's third round will continue. In the second match of the next game day, Fnatic and Team SMG will play.
DPC SEA 2021/2022 Tour 3: Division I is an online Dota 2 tournament that will take place from June 08 to July 14, 2022. Eight of the strongest teams from the Southeast Asian region will compete for $205,000. In addition to cash prizes, the teams will fight for three major titles and the important DPC points needed to qualify for T11.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Fnatic: The only one who hasn't lost yet
The favored team in SEA has yet to lose a game in the summer tourney. Fnatic has already played three games, and all of them were victories over Nigma Galaxy SEA (2-1), RSG (2-1), and Talon Esports (2-0). Moreover, the last game over Talon was taken so convincingly that one wonders if that's how the favorite reached peak form or if 23savage and his squad had a very weak approach to the game.
After TI10, Fnatic changed its roster. Armel, an experienced player who played three-plus years for TNC Predator, assumed the mid lane position, while Jaunuel, who had flown at OB Esports x Neon, assumed the position five. In January, the team was completely re-synchronized, and Fnatic became an Asian powerhouse once again.
At the end of the first DPC, they managed to make a comeback and reach the Majors, which was canceled at the last minute. In the second DPC league, there were no such problems. The Asian powerhouse quietly occupied the TOP-3 in its region and was preparing for the majors.
In Sweden, as part of the group stage, the team Fnatic pursued the magic of numbers. In the entire first stage, this team finished with the statistics 2-2-2, which did not allow them to start as the winners. In the first match of the playoffs, the guys received an extremely familiar opponent - T1, which they could overcome with a score of 2-1. And then there was the game with OG (1:2), which was also supposed to end with a victory, but on the third map, the Europeans made a huge comeback, and after that, OG was unstoppable. Fnatic finished the majors in 7th-8th place, which is not bad overall.
Team SMG: The guys do not want to be out
So far, Team SMG is going through the tournament extremely unstable. Team SMG started the summer tour with a defeat against BOOM (1:2), followed by an ordinary victory over Polaris Esports (2-0). This opponent is now weakened by substitutions and is likely to be the first team to leave the elite at the end of this summer. The game with T1 (1:2) showed that SMG is incapable of stable wagering matches. Onetwo disgusting ones followed one successful map. The stability of RSG drafts (0-2) was a stumbling block that prevented SMG players from overpowering the elite debutant.
Team SMG had a good winter, especially if you remember that the team was the debutant of the elite Asian division at the time. Fourth place at the end of the first round of the league, third place after the regional finals. Yes, that's not a lot of DPC points, but let's remember that this, at the time, was an elite debutant.
Therefore, this team can safely be called the strongest debutant of the elite this past winter. After their, in my opinion, successful debut in the first division, the guys could not continue in the same spirit, and the SMG team finished the spring second round in sixth place, which did not add points to DPC. Against the backdrop of worsening results, the team replaced the position five. The Swede pieliedie moved to SEA, having played not only in Europe but also repeatedly in Asia and America.
Team SMG has at its disposal a few star Malaysian players who could easily strengthen any Southeast Asian tier-1 team but, in the current stack, can not yet get to the result. The MidOne and Moon nicknames carry a lot of weight in the region. The lineup has been playing together for quite some time. The only changes are the arrival of the only Filipino, Raging Potato, before the first round of the DPC league of the new season, who has experience playing on several TIs and has mostly played for Execration and Neon in the last few years.
Expert Betting Tips
Fnatic and Team SMG will shoot Total Over 51.5 frags on Map 1 for 1.75.
Fnatic will win the first map with a handicap (-13.5) frags for 1.94.