The group stage of The International 2022 kicks off on Saturday, October 15. Team SoloMid FTX and Tundra Esports will face each other in the first games of the tournament.
The International 2022 is the year's main event in the cybersports discipline of Dota 2. This year's top 20 teams will battle it out in Singapore from October 15-30, 2022. The prize fund of the eleventh tournament in the tournament's history is more than 14 million dollars.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Team SoloMid FTX: Aiming for the Top Grid
The famous U.S. organization didn't go wrong in choosing a roster to enter a new discipline. The lineup consisting of Timado, Bryle, SabeRLight-, MoonMeander, and DuBu earned $370,000 for 2022. Unexpectedly for many, the team clinched the North American top-1 title, eclipsing the region's longtime and unqualified leader Evil Geniuses.
Team SoloMid FTX even played in the final of the major tournament in Stockholm, losing to OG in a hard-fought battle. However, the team players did not participate under their tag in the second major. The organization did not make it to the home tournament, and the cyber athletes played as substitutes for Entity Gaming and Fnatic. And while the latter failed to make the top 8, SabeRLight- played on the carry with Fishman and set the tone for the new meta with three seven-cores. It looked spectacular and practical.
In 2022 Team SoloMid FTX has made other opponents respect themselves. This team is not afraid to play against the top players and confidently leads the game against outsiders. Timado is getting better every year at the carry position. MoonMeander skillfully uses players' strengths and invents not-quite-standard draft picks. SabeRLight- has made it to the top 1 leaderboard in Europe from the offlaner and in Arlington reminded us why he should be seen as a future Dota 2 star.
And even though things went a little worse over the summer and Team SoloMid FTX didn't make it to the top 6 at international tournaments, it will appear fully equipped for The International. And in this encounter, they should pick up at least one map.
Tundra Esports: How's the Modd of 33?
The opponent for the American team will be the team that everyone fell in love with last year. Tundra Esports was almost selected for TI10 and was deservedly listed as a favorite throughout the DPC seasons this year. The team did well to earn the TI11 invite, but their performance became increasingly dubious with every new meeting.
Analysts say that Tundra Esports wins are forged through performances from 33. Neta has established himself as a trendsetter in the offlaner and has an extensive character pool. He'll scatter spiders on Broodmother and Brewmaster, but the traditional Doom Night Stalker also looks menacing in his hands. Against his background, you can not see obvious mistakes from skiter. It's easier to bring his experiments to life, Nine. Saksa and Sneyking only have to give their bark a comfortable laning and wait for them to break their opponents' throne.
The only trouble is that 33 broke sharply in August, and the rest of the players failed to perform qualitatively better. The team's results sank as dramatically as the offlaner's hands. Third place in Stockholm was followed by a 7-8 in Dubai and a 15-16 in the majors in Arlington. And if you can't fix the team's problems in two months, the Tundra Esports star will go out as quickly as it lit up a year ago. And in this series, the team is not a favorite.
Expert Betting Tips
Both teams performed well in the spring and slightly worse in the summer. In terms of their results in face-to-face meetings and international tournaments, the units are at parity. Equality will be here as well, neither team will win. Nevertheless, we'll see a level-1 draw here, which means Roshan won't be idle. Still, TeamSoloMidFTX is slightly better than its opponent in terms of kills.
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