PGL Arlington Major 2022
PSG.LGD vs Team Spirit
13.08.2022 21:00 (UTC+3)
On August 4, the long-awaited major in the U.S. kicks off. PGL Arlington Major 2022 will host 17 of the best teams in the world (Xtreme couldn't make it to Arlington due to visa problems), who will compete for a prize pool of $500,000 and 4,570 DPC points. The battle for ticketing to The International is in full swing, and the upcoming major will be decisive for many teams. All this awaits Dota 2 fans from August 4 to 14.
On August 13, PSG.LGD and Team Spirit will play another match in the PGL Arlington Major 2022 playoffs. We will find out which team will be stronger very soon. The meeting is scheduled to start at 21:00 (UTC+3).Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
PSG.LGD continues to show great results. After winning the Gamers8 Riyadh Masters, where the Chinese team outplayed Team Spirit 2-0 in the final, the team is already in the final of the PGL Arlington Major 2022 upper bracket. PSG.LGD eliminated everyone in the group stage with seven wins out of eight possible. The closest pursuer could only muster three wins. In the playoffs, the Chinese team experienced problems only in the match against OG but still managed to turn the game around on the third decisive map and achieve victory. PSG.LGD does not pursue any tournament objectives, the team is already at The International, and the prize pool of the major is ridiculous, given that the Parisians recently took $1.5 million from Gamers8 Riyadh Masters. $200,000 for first place at the PGL Arlington Major 2022 will not make a difference. However, in the match against Team Spirit, the Chinese team must pull together. After their defeat in the grand final of The International, PSG.LGD has already beaten Team Spirit twice with the same score. They know how to tune up the Russian team, and it is unlikely they will allow them to taste victory again.
Team Spirit: it's going to be tough
Team Spirit is gradually gaining form, looking better with each tournament. The squad made it to the finals of the Gamers8 Riyadh Masters, where they lost 0-2 to PSG.LGD. At the PGL Arlington Major 2022, the team is one step away from the grand final. However, now they have to beat PSG.LGD. In the last two matches, taking even one map against them was impossible. And it was not possible to fight in any of the matches. Team Spirit lost two maps in 30 minutes, one map in 31 minutes, and one Chinese team needed 34 minutes to win. PSG.LGD had a huge advantage in each map and never let their superiority be questioned. Of course, Team Spirit looks good in the major. The team lost only once in the tournament and has already reached the final of the upper bracket. However, the team often gave out maps to their opponents, making mistakes somewhere. On this ground, PSG.LGD looks much stronger. In the whole tournament, the Parisians gave away only two maps, and they will be playing to the maximum with such a principled opponent.
The teams met each other seven times. Five times PSG.LGD won, and in one match Team Spirit celebrated success. One match ended in a draw.
Expert Betting Tips
PSG.LGD is the stronger team at the moment. The team plays almost without mistakes, has a vast pool of heroes, and good individual skills. It is hard to imagine that any of the teams will be able to stop the Chinese team. The bookmakers are offering a 2-0 win for PSG.LGD at odds of around 2.00, which looks like a good bet. We can also take PSG.LGD with a frags handicap (-16.5) for odds of 1.99.