Favorites crash: Gaimin Gladiators and Team Spirit exit BetBoom Dacha Dubai 2024
15.02.2024
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In the last game day of BetBoom Dacha Dubai 2024 Dota 2, one of the main favorites of the tournament Gaimin Gladiators and Team Spirit failed in the lower draw of the tournament and exited the competition early.

Liquid avenged the Gladiators' suffering in 2023

First up were GG, who lost to their arch-rivals Team Liquid . Last year, all the series between the two Western European giants went in favor of the Gladiators, starting with three lost majors grand finals, ending with relegation from The International 2023 . But this time, Liquid was able to find strength and take revenge on their offenders.

The game was very emotionally difficult, because already on the first map Gaimin Gladiators came out victorious, which could make Liquid lose confidence in themselves and, as they say, "swim". But after a 50-minute second map, the Liquid team managed to equalize the score and gain the necessary confidence to close the match on the decisive map in 26 minutes.

It was a personal achievement for every Liquid player, even noted by Aiden " iNSaNiA " Sarkoi, the team's supporter, in a message on Twitter/X.

"Our rivalry with Gaimin Gladiators is the climax of almost every competition. I'm glad we managed to beat them today. 33 and Blitz were responsible for the drafts today. We secured a top 4 at BB Dacha", - iNSaNiA.

The Spirit lost because of bad drafts

Next was the match between the reigning world champions and the Chinese mystery team Azure Ray , who became the champions of the last tier 1 tournament in 2023 - ESL One Kuala Lumpur. And despite the score 2:0, both maps were as if for the championship and were played for more than 45 minutes. Of course, Team Spirit showed themselves not from the best side, but this does not change the fact that Azure played at the peak of their capabilities. We may be witnessing a resurgence of the Chinese pro scene, especially if they manage to attract a second tournament in a row.

Yaroslav " Miposhka " Naidyonov admitted that their team did not play their best at BetBoom Dacha Dubai 2024, showing poor results, and he cited poor hero selection as the main reason.

In the end, Gaimin Gladiators and Team Spirit took the 5th-6th places in BetBoom Dacha Dubai 2024 and earned $45,000 each from the total prize fund of one million dollars.

In the next round, Team Liquid and Azure Ray will decide between themselves who deserves a guaranteed place in the top 3 of the tournament.

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