On January 9th, the second major of the season and the first big tournament of the year — The Bucharest Minor — will take
With the tournament set to start tomorrow, we take a closer at the opening matches. Who will come out victorious in the first tournament of the year? Will it be the TI8 champions? Or is it time for Gambit to shine? Or maybe the underdogs Keen Gaming will shock everyone?
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Curious which team to bet on? We take a closer look at the opening matches of the Bucharest Minor.
Group A: Ninjas in Pyjamas vs Keen Gaming
Ninjas in Pajamas — a composition of experienced players with one of the best captains in the world. At The Kuala Lumpur Major, the team reached fourth place, although they played with a substitute. Many believed that Ivan “MinD_ContRoL” Borislav even strengthened the team, which was partly confirmed by the results of NiP with main player Neto “33” Shapira online — not leaving the group for the qualifiers for The Chongqing Major, 5-6th place at the LOOT.BET Winter Masters (loss
Despite the fact that Ninjas in Pajamas are now not in optimal shape, they can dial it during the tournament if everything goes well in the group stage and
In the offseason, Keen Gaming stepped up, inviting three experienced players — Wang “old chicken”
However, to win in Bucharest, the Chinese team will succeed only if the four favorites all struggle to perform. Within the region, Chinese second-tier teams often give battle to favorites, but on the international
Group A: Gambit Gaming vs Team Team
Gambit Esports, like OG, changed the lineup a few weeks ago — instead of Rinat “KingR” Abdullin and Ivan “VANSKOR” Skorokhod, Artem “
If we consider only the results of the New Year’s online tournaments, then Gambit is the main favorite to win the major. But collectives from the CIS usually do not differ in stability: after reaching a certain mark, they often begin a sharp decline. But if Gambit Esports continues in the same vein, then it will have every chance of a trophy and a third slot on the major for their region.
TEAM TEAM, despite the double mention of the “team” in the title, is not an actual team. This is an ordinary American mix, they won the qualifiers, where there were the same mixes and fully disassembled compLexity Gaming.
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