OGA Dota PIT Season 5 EU/CIS Day 3 Match Predictions and Analysis

The OGA Dota PIT Season 5 Europe/CIS concluded last night with two eliminations, namely Alliance and Natus Vincere. Furthermore, Team Spirit and Secret stood out as the grand finals hopefuls heading into day three at OGA Dota PIT Season 5 Europe/CIS.

Hence, several critical matches are coming on December 18-20.

Team Spirit vs Secret

Team Spirit once again reassures us that their International 10 (TI10) champions title wasn’t just a fluke. Defeating the wunderkind team OG certainly disputes that the new OG ever had a winning shot against the seasoned champs. Team Spirit delivered a flamboyant performance versus OG, but ultimately it was OG’s unorthodox Tinker plus Chen build that didn’t pay off.

With team OG crossed out of their bucket list, Team Secret is the next opponent, or long-time rival standing in their way. Team Secret, most certainly isn’t a band of mischiefs like OG, where they don’t get away with unorthodox drafts.

On the contrary, Clement “Puppey” Ivanov is famed for pulling off the weirdest of hero builds. Sure, not having Ludwig “zai” Wåhlberg at Team Secret’s disposal crippled Team Secret’s hallmark drafting expertise. However, since Team Secret is aware of their opponent being TI10 champs, they probably will keep it to the basics, meta heroes, viable lanes, and building on their prodigy carry, Syed SumailSumaiL” Hassan.

Nevertheless, Team Spirit is still the favorites at x1.51 odds versus Team Secret at x2.45 odds.

Nigma Galaxy vs Tundra Esports

Nigma Galaxy once again disappointed expectations despite boasting the return of Amer “Miracle-” Al-Barkawi. Team OG swept Nigma with ease during an earlier match in Dota Pro Circuit 2021-22 (DPC2021-22). Nigma gambled on Miracle-‘s Storm Spirit for instant ambushes, which OG effectively countered by opting for durable carries, namely Razor and Kunkka.

In hindsight, Miracle- is constantly being shut down effectively, putting Nigma at a weaker late-game potential. Whereas Tundra Esports has been phenomenally disciplined since the org committed to the line-up’s career up to three years. It’s evident that Tundra Esports is comfortably at equal footing with the likes of Team Secret and OG.

It’s important to note that the current Tundra Esports lineup has been together since early 2021, giving Tundra a more seasoned attitude and synergy.

Therefore, Tundra is certainly in a position where they can potentially wipe Nigma once more as they did in the DPC2021-22. The Dota 2 odds reflect favorably for Tundra at x1.33 versus Nigma at x3.27 returns.

Tundra Esports looking to make history in 2023

OG vs Team Liquid

The lower bracket matches are a treat when two formidable European powerhouses struggle for tournament life in the OGA Dota PIT Season 5 Europe/CIS.

Team Liquid, hailed as Europe’s strongest and major-qualifying hopefuls, suffered a loss versus Team Secret previously. The lather took the opportunity to try out questionable mid hero picks for SumaiL, but even then, Team Secret convincingly won the series.

Team Liquid was by no means underperforming. Lasse Aukusti “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen was a catalyst for comebacks past the midgame period. However, Team Secret was cautious not to give Team Liquid any leeway for space and resources, eventually ending Team Liquid.

OG were the loud superstars in the spotlight for defeating Team Secret. Yet, that momentum has quickly fallen off since the first day of DPC2021-22. The new OG is well, adequately equipped to win several games, but not major-winning material yet. All things considered, OG’s odds aren’t too shabby for their position at x2.09 odds versus Liquid at x1.77 odds.

Those are the quarterfinals matches scheduled for the weekend. Personally, the match between Team Spirit and Secret is the highlight at OGA Dota PIT Season 5 Europe/CIS. The outcome crucially affects the odds for DPC2021-22 European matches.

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