The BetBoom Xmas Present gathers the perfect of Japanese Europe for a Christmas brawl. In addition to, that includes famend powerhouses, Workforce Spirit and Virtus.professional, the occasion additionally invited many extra Dota Professional Circuit (DPC) staples.
Because the group stage video games are presently underway, right here’s a glimpse into the featured groups value watching into Playoffs. In spite of everything, we’re merely weeks earlier than the DPC 2023 kicks off its first Tour, so the BetBoom Xmas Present will give some expectations on the upcoming groups.
Holding the title because the Worldwide 10 (TI10) champ, Workforce Spirit is the one Japanese European champion moreover Natus Vincere. Even after a poor season, Spirit nonetheless gained far more in TI prize pool than its predecessors, which can also be the best TI prize pool any staff has gained.
Spirit’s run may need been a fluke, because the gamers even doubted themselves after TI10. So troubled that Alexander “TORONTOTOKYO” Khertek departed Workforce Spirit after their TI11 downfall. Whereas it’s by no means enjoyable to see such an inspiring staff go downhill, Spirit remains to be going into DPC 2023 with 4 founding gamers and a newcomer, Denis “Larl” Sigitov. Larl, who beforehand performed for BetBoom, was a rising star and made his first TI debut this yr.
As for TORONTOTOKYO, the previous mid-player transitioned to the laborious help function after leaving Spirit. He now performs for BetBoom, which now options the rumored CIS superstack. The remainder of this staff consists of Ivan “Pure” Moskalenko, Danil “gpk” Skutin, Egor “Dusk” Grigorenko, and Vitalie “Save-” Melnic.
BetBoom isn’t truly a participant on the BetBoom Xmas Present however contemplating the occasion itself shares the Esports org’s namesake and there’s nonetheless an unannounced staff. It’d simply be affordable to imagine which staff is taking the final slot.
Entity and Gaimin Gladiators as WEU representatives
One other two acquainted faces are Entity and Gaimin Gladiators. The latter staff’s former mid participant, Miroslav “BOOM” Bičan left for Workforce Secret. Unexpectedly, the alternative is Quinn “Quinn” Callahan from North America.
For what it’s value, Gaimin wasn’t too shabby at TI11, contemplating it was their first TI debut, albeit they’ve seasoned gamers. The purpose is, Gaimin had as a lot potential to be a Western European powerhouse after their constant efficiency all through DPC 2022.
With Quinn on the forefront, Gaimin would possibly simply be a large risk not simply at BetBoom Xmas Present, however the DPC 2023. As for Quinn, leaving his house area to play for WEU is the chance he wanted to showcase his power. Even so, it’s a disgrace that NA area simply misplaced one other expertise on prime of the opposite powerhouse disbands.
The identical could be stated for Entity, which made its TI11 debut not too long ago. The WEU aggressive scene wasn’t this aggressive years in the past, so having these staples are reassuring. However, Entity and Gaimin pale compared to the opposite WEU stacks, equivalent to Tundra Esports, Workforce Secret, and Liquid. Let’s not overlook about OG and Nigma, who’re highly-anticipated groups going into DPC 2023.
Different superstacks forming over in CIS
Virtus.professional falls underneath honorable mentions at BetBoom Xmas Present since they utterly revamped their roster. Moreover, it’s a much less notable stack of gamers who’re taking part in underneath the VP namesake. Regardless of that, VP has the Ultimate Stage seed and will get to skip the group stage. That is odd, contemplating Workforce Spirit itself needed to play within the group stage earlier than qualifying for Ultimate Stage.
There are PuckChamp, One Transfer, and Nemiga Gaming, that are first rate groups in EEU, so they need to put up a battle. HellRaisers, which options Alexey “Solo” Berezin, will certainly be on everybody’s watchlist.
Spirit and Nemiga already secured Playoffs, as solely two spots stay open forward of this weekend.
All in all, the BetBoom Xmas Present is stacked with promising groups and powerhouses, and it is going to be a deal with to look at these formidable groups battle it out for $50,000 winnings. There’s loads of high quality Dota 2 to look at over the Christmas vacation.