Second day of ESL One Katowice 2018 Regional Qualifiers treats us with a very interesting game between OG – Team World. The reason why i find this match interesting is because Team World’s #1 position is OG’s ex-starplayer Anathan “Ana”Pham.
Team World – First of all, this team was formed last week on the 5th of January, they’ve played and won their first official game yesterday against Team Romania (2:0) in the first round of the ESL One Katowice 2018 Regional Qualifiers. The team consists of Saksa(captain), Forev, Keyser, SVG(ex EG coach), and also their star player Ana. They didnt look really spectacular yesterday, nothing out of the ordinary, they’ve just executed their superior yet easier strategies. In the first game they picked 3 very tanky heroes and baited Romania into overcommiting to a tier 1 tower-defence. As a result, Romania lost more heroes than they should had and the game was over after that fight.
In game 2 Team World picked 4 heroes with healing/damage mitigation abilities (void, omni, krobe, ench + shaman) hence made romania’s job a nightmare. SVG’s Enchantress raised hell in the opponents midlane starting from minute 1 putting romanians out of their confort zone therefore leaving their safelaner exposed. Team World looked good but on the other hand this was against a clear inferior opponent.
OG – After failing to qualify for ESL Genting Minor and taking 4th place at Captains Draft Minor last week, seems like it’s time for OG to finaly show us who they really are and what better game to do it than in the first round of a Major Qualifier against their ex teammate Ana. OG is a well oiled machine that almost certainly won’t make the same mistakes as Team Romania did. Most noteworty is that they play at a higher speed than their opponents, thus they will lead the game.
In conclusion, OG – Team World has what is takes to be an interesting game, but i don’t see Team World surprising OG in any way, therefore my money is with OG tonight.
OG 2 – 0 Team World (OG -1.5) @1.72
- Confidence 75%
Esports record - 0 W - 0 L