The International 2022 Predictions – Daily Odds & Team Performance
We are live with the biggest Dota 2 event of the year. All teams have made their way to Singapore, and on their path to lifting the Aegis of Champions. With mere days until the Bracket Stage commences, we are setting the stage for our daily Ti11 predictions and analysis.
The battle for $16 million in TI11 prize pool commences soon, and our team of analysts is ready to analyze every single matchup for all 10 days of competition. Our esports news section will feature daily updates and match predictions for all your Dota 2 betting slips.
Dota 2 The International Predictions
TI11 is set for October 15-30, whereby group stage lasts for four days, followed by a rest day. Then, qualified teams shall head into the main event (playoffs) for another 6 days. Read the International wiki page for all the event information.
All the participants divided by their region are listed below:
- China: PSG.LGD, Aster, RNG
- North America: Evil Geniuses, TSM, Soniqs
- South America: beastcoast, Hokori, Thunder Predator
- Western Europe: OG, Team Secret, Team Liquid, Gaimin Gladiators, Tundra Esports, Entity
- Eastern Europe: Team Spirit, BetBoom Team
- Southeast Asia: Fnatic, BOOM Esports, Talon Esports
Predictions can be tricky, especially if you haven’t followed the Dota 2 pro scene closely. You might think that team OG is still the undisputed favorites from recent majors and a double TI trophy, which unfortunately isn’t the case. There is plenty of teams in both China and Europe that take primacy this year.
Dota 2 The International 11 Favorites
Earlier, we hinted at the massive power gap that Chinese teams have displayed in the past majors and Dota Pro Circuit 2022 (DPC 2022). Notably, PSG.LGD and Aster are key seeds in the DPC 2022 rankings. However, the Chinese teams aren’t limited to just these two major champs, but also RNG, a very established powerhouse in the Chinese competitive scene. Housing some of the best Chinese prodigies, the Chinese teams are forces to be reckoned with.
The European fans have Tundra Esports, Team Secret and OG as their best candidates to bet on the International 11. While the two haven’t shown much success in past tournaments, they are still fan favorites worthy of our attention. We can’t rule out Evil Geniuses as well, being North America’s strongest team competing in TI11. On top of their former champions’ title, EG has a lot going for them.
Group Stage & Main Event Favorites
The group stage will only eliminate one weakest team from every group. So in any case, the only victory to achieve in group stage is that of survival.
Many considered Soniqs entry into TI11 was a mere fluke since the team never made a strong showing during DPC 2022. So, the group stage might just be the furthest they will ever reach in TI11. Talon Esports may be a better team by a small margin, but their odds of elimination are as good as Entity and TSM.
During the main event, we expect key powerhouses, such as PSG.LGD, Evil Geniuses, OG, and perhaps Team Secret to make it into top five. With five European teams, we anticipate that at least three would make it into the top-five finishes.
The International 11 Group Stage Predictions
The International 11 Group Stage will practice the classic best-of-two round-robin format, split into two groups. The top four in every group advance to the upper bracket of main event, while one bottom team from each group is eliminated. Whereas the remaining teams still proceed to the lower bracket. During this stage, we may see seasoned teams attempt to play conservatively, not to expose their game-winning strategies before the main event. However, we won’t expect weaker teams to pull this tactic since elimination could be a step away.
Below we input our daily match breakdown and predictions.
It all boils down to the final day of TI11 Group Stage Predictions later today, where four teams will be leaving the arena. If the last three days have thought us anything, it’s that our TI11 predictions haven’t been very accurate.
For instance, BOOM Esports is currently last place in Group A while TeamSoloMid a similar counterpart in Group B. Considering how BOOM reigned seventh on the DPC Leaderboard and TSM is the first runner-up at ESL One Stockholm Major, their performance is underwhelming.
Team OG vs RNG
OG came into TI11 as one of the biggest favorites to debut, but frankly hasn’t showcased the dominance they are expected, especially from Ammar “ATF” Al-Assaf. The offlane player has always been a strong influence in his laning dominance, but it seems like opponents learnt to ignore ATF. Specifically, ATF struggles to do any actual impact in the fights, which he will eventually be targeted after his team gets wiped.
Additionally, losing to the dubbed worst team in Group A, BetBoom Esports, yesterday was icing on the cake about how OG has been clowning too much for their own good. Nevertheless, we have high hopes for OG against the Chinese rival, RNG.
RNG is by no means the most competent team in Group A, which makes them a slightly easier opponent to snatch a game off.
Team Spirit vs Team Aster
Talk about another bummer, because Team Spirit is inevitably looking like the embodiment of a TI fluke. While not the worst in Group B, Spirit could barely hold their own against most opponents, which they tie most of their series.
Even so, it doesn’t justify how Spirit struggles to win any series despite having their signature picks. Notably, Magomed “Collapse” Khalilov’s famed Mars has never been personally banned. Yet, we see how many teams have their own cheesy combo, such as Fnatic’s Marci on Day 2. Despite being a pos4 support, Marci played a vital role in shutting down Spirit’s carry players with her versatile initiation jumps.
While we did bash Spirit on their unreasonable performance, they are up against Aster, which they should be relatively familiar with. As such, Spirit might be able to win the series or tie it at most. Spirit’s mid-player, Alexander “TORONTOTOKYO” Khertek is still their ace going into any match versus a strong powerhouse. If there’s one perk TORONTOTOKYO puts on the table, it’s his survivor skills in fights. He often survives on a sliver of health after a fight, leaving opponents frustrated at their failure to kill at least TORONTOTOKYO.
Evil Geniuses vs BOOM Esports
How the turn tables! EG turned out to be one of the strongest candidates in Group A. And, as of day 3, has guaranteed their upper bracket slot.
While unconfirmed, many viewers realized that EG’s drafts changed, which means Bulba isn’t heavily involved during their drafting phase. As such, we are seeing more reliable picks, and their favorite hero, Storm Spirit, has found decent synergy with their new draft.
This is terrifying news for the Southeast Asian powerhouse, BOOM, which is struggling to remain relevant. As such, BOOM’s elimination might be much closer than we anticipated, especially with their stale drafts.
Team Secret vs Talon Esports
Another SEA candidate, which is struggling in Group B is Talon Esports. Talon’s highlight is likely just drawing the series vs Team Spirit. Even then, Talon has very little gimmicky plays to stand out among the rest.
Up against Team Secret, which survived the TI11 Last Chance Qualifier and has been performing decently. Talon is in big trouble as a team with relatively common drafts, which makes it an easy counter for opponents.
If Talon couldn’t win this series vs Secret, it might just be elimination day for the SEA candidate certainly.
Four teams go home later today, and for good reasons. The current bottom seeds haven’t been very impressive, which pales in comparison to what others can perform. We saw how Thunder Awaken’s mere Nyx Assassin make so much impact in providing vision and delivering a game-winning stun on four opponents. Or how PSG.LGD recovered from their miserable Day 1 performance to claim top seed, second only to EG.
Regardless, the International 11 Group Stage concludes tomorrow, so things will get more intriguing when the Opening Ceremony kicks off the Main Event at TI11.
The International 11 Main Event Predictions
Also known as the Playoffs, only sixteen teams remain to play the main event. Matches are in best-of-three double-elimination format, except the first lower bracket round as a best-of-one. Lower bracket teams are playing at the edge of elimination every round, so these are crucial matches for teams to showcase their cheese strategies and best performance. Meanwhile, upper bracket teams still have a lifeline if they don’t lose a series, but it’s still the same pressure once they fall into lower bracket rounds.
We will update this section, once brackets lock.
Where to watch Dota 2 The International 11?
The most convenient platforms will certainly be on Twitch or Youtube, where you may select your preferred language broadcasts. The official streams aren’t just showcasing live matches but also fun content and commentators, who share their take on the International predictions per match.
To enjoy a livelier experience, TI11 takes place in Singapore. TI11 tickets are open for purchase, and we covered a handy Singapore travel guide as well. It covers transport, nearby accommodations and even tourist spots for your enjoyment.
Dota 2 TI11 Daily Betslip
From Day 1 of Group Stage through to the Grand Finals, we will be featuring our daily predictions here. These are curated betting slips that take into account the performances in past days, so that you have the freshest TI11 predictions in your grasp.[Updated after Tiebreakers]
On the other hand, Dota 2 Fantasy can be a fun alternative if esports betting isn’t your cup of tea. The International predictions work similarly for Dota 2 fantasy, but you earn fantasy points instead and it’s free.
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