Team Aster vs Royal Never Give Up
On Sunday, July 03, the fourth week of play in the third round of the DPC China Regional Dota 2 League will continue. Team Aster and Royal Never Give Up will play in the first match of the elite division game day.
DPC CN 2021/2022 Tour 3: Division I is an online Dota 2 tournament that will take place from June 07 to July 15, 2022. The top eight teams from the China region will compete for $205,000. In addition to the cash prizes, teams compete for four major titles and the important DPC points needed to qualify for T11.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Team Aster: Team attitude matters
Overall, Team Aster is doing well in the tournament. Yes, the defeat by Vici Gaming (1:2) spoiled the picture, but the success of Aster.Aries (2:0), Dandelion Esport Club (2:0), and EHOME (2:0) give every right to be sure that this team will be seen in the top 4 of the region and at the end of the summer tour. The match against RNG is the first serious test for the region's second team this summer.
Team Aster had a mixed spring tour, especially regarding their success in January. The team won second place in the first DPC league. In the replay, the team defeated the resistance of RNG. Then the guys reinforced the result with a championship at the Intel World Open Beijing, which was not an incredible sensation, but the result was still unexpected. After the Chinese New Year, the players began to perform relaxed. An extremely poor performance in the regional finals of the DPC leagues (3rd place out of 4), then not reaching the finals of the OGA Dota PIT Season 6: China (3rd place). All that doesn't change the main point. Team Aster remains one of the main favorites to start the third cycle of the 2021/22 season, the more so in the second regional final.
Team Aster is one of China's youngest teams, formed in late 2018, and already a top team in its region. Last season was a mixed bag for the guys; if we evaluate their results within the Chinese region, they are very cool: vice-champions of the first DPC league, champions of the second DPC league, and champions of two seasons of i-League 2021. Not even PSG.LGD can boast such results in China, but on the international scene, Aster played just awful: only 9-12 places in the two majors in Singapore and Kyiv, an unsatisfactory result in TI10 as well - 13-16 place. You can look for excuses, they didn't play in a full squad in Singapore, and at TI10, the whole team suffered from coronavirus, but the fact is that nobody makes concessions to the top Chinese team.
Something had to be done, and the organization's bosses made two substitutions in the squad: Ori, who moved from Vici Gaming, will play in position two, and Siamese.C, who spent the last season in the Aster.Aries youth team arrived in the position five.
Royal Never Give Up: An attempt to upset a crucial opponent
RNG had a very strange game in the first match against Dandelion (0:2). The favorite led twice economically on two maps but constantly lost the advantage. That said, Dandelion's play was far from its strongest or most distinctive. After a serious starting slap in the face, RNG recovered by beating EHOME (2-1), Aster.Aries (2-0) and Vici Gaming (2-0). Now the team has a 3-1 statistic, and the guys want to top the table.
Yes, the RNG team could get through to the majors in the spring DPC round (where the Chinese teams didn't make it), but they didn't do it very confidently. First of all, the end of the championship was a failure, losing all matches to direct competitors with a score of 2-0 - these are games against PSG.LGD, Aster and Xtreme Gaming. The management of the Royal Club could not watch as their brainchild, which just started to show something in 2022, collapsed before their eyes, and after the regional league, they made replacements.
kaka plays on the position four for RNG now, and a former SAG player, Ghost, takes the position one. The first "battle" test was unsuccessful because the renewed RNG squad failed the second regional final, losing two matches to PSG.LGD (0:2) and Xtreme Gaming (1:2), thus satisfied with only the fourth position in the important mini-tournament of the last spring.
But there were positive moments in the offseason! Royal Never Give Up won the tournament Gamers Without Borders, which included the Chinese and Asian teams, and in the Grand Final, they defeated BOOM Esports (2-0), the participants of the Majors.
Expert Betting Tips
I am more inclined to the Team Aster's win - they should take the important points. The odds are 1.76.
The teams can't deal with each other without three maps, so Total Over 2.5 maps for 1.93 looks like a good option to bet on.
For fans of risky bets, you can choose the option with the correct score of 2:1 in favor of Team Aster for 3.44.