BetBoom Dacha Dubai upper bracket quarterfinals results

BetBoom Dacha Dubai started well for the Chinese teams. Both LGD Gaming and Xtreme Gaming won their groups and... Radu M. | 12. February 2024

BetBoom Dacha Dubai started well for the Chinese teams. Both LGD Gaming and Xtreme Gaming won their groups and looked very strong against every opponent.

In the best-of-two format, they did not lose a single match. Their scores were 1 W – 4 D – 0 L and 3 W – 2 D – 0 L respectively. These results made everyone think that they would be the favorites in the playoffs. But in the quarterfinals of the upper bracket, they both lost.

The only Chinese team that won in this stage was Azure Ray. And they did it, quite surprisingly, against Team Liquid. To put things in perspective, in 2023, the Europeans were in the top three globally, and their midlaner, Nisha, won the Solo Tournament at this event. It seems that fy understands the current meta better than most.

LGD Gaming vs. BetBoom Team: 0 – 2

LGD tried a Luna – Pangolier strat and then a Muerta – Ember strat in this match. But BetBoom’s heroes simply scaled better into the late game, while the team’s moves were very precise when it mattered. Slark, Invoker, Sven, and Dragon Knight are not heroes you want to face after the 30-minute mark.

Team Spirit vs. Gaimin Gladiators: 0 – 2

This was a great rematch of the TI12 Grand Final. But this time, Gladiators were much better prepared. They picked solid and slippery cores like Sven, Lone Druid, Slark, and Pangolier. And they won surprisingly easily even though Miposhka gave Yatoro Faceless Void. Both games ended in under 35 minutes, which suggests that Spirit were outdrafted and outplayed.

Xtreme Gaming vs. Team Falcons: 0 – 2

Falcons looked like they had zero chances at the start of the match. Their opponents had just won group B and had one of the best carry players in China in the person of Ame.

But, thanks to some really clever pick and maneuvers, they sent both games into the ultra-late game stage, where they won thanks to having powerful heroes and combinations, such as Slark, Zeus, Magnus – Juggernaut, and Storm Spirit.

Team Liquid vs. Azure Ray: 1 – 2

Liquid seemed a bit clumsy when playing late-game drafts. Their Morphling strat from game 1 did not work at all, while their Faceless Void strat from game 3 failed primarily because of a lack of damage. What’s the point of having this hero if you couple him with three other melee heroes?

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