Team Liquid vs OpTic Gaming Predictions – Dota 2 TI8 Upper Bracket Match #1

The group stage matches, as well as all tiebreakers, are now officially done. We finally know the names of all the teams that have gone through to the main event. Invictus Gaming and paiN Gaming are the 2 teams which finished last in each of The International 2018 groups so I'm afraid they've already booked their planes back home. Others, however, are up for another few rounds of outstanding matches. Divided into upper and lower bracket (depending on their group stage placements), 16 remaining teams will battle it out against each other to win the grandest prize of them all! That's why, if you're more interested in Dota 2 betting than watching these matches, it's good you are here! How come? Well, in the next couple of paragraphs you will learn a great deal about TI8 Team Liquid vs OpTic Gaming Predictions… so, without any further ado let's kick things off!

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DOTA 2 TI8 Team Liquid vs OpTic Gaming Predictions | Stats

Teams Team Liquid Dota 2 Team Logo OpTic Gaming Dota 2 Team Logo
World ranking 1st 11th
Form L W W W W D L W W W
Total maps played 657 130
Won 399 80
Draw 45 4
Lost 213 46

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Team Liquid vs PSG.LGD Key Match Recap

Game 1 of Team Liquid vs PSG.LGD matchup was rather lengthy. Close to an hour to be more precise. There were lots of clashes, especially on mid where Maybe actually managed to get the better of Miracle very early on. However, Miracle snapped out of it and landed himself as the proper carry like he usually does, finishing the first game with style. More precisely, 17 kills and close to 30K gold earned. The first 18 minutes were rather close with kill count going back and forth all the time. Still, after the first team fight, there was only one winner and it was PSG.LGD. They made their intentions clear in the mid-game of match 2 as well. However, Miracle and MATUMBAMAN took matters into their own hands and secured a draw with less than 27 minutes played.

OpTic Gaming vs NewBee Key Match Recap

OpTic Gaming didn't have proper luck with their group stage match draw and ended up with first win coming in their B4 series matchup against NewBee. However, they managed to take important points against struggling VG and paiN Gaming, securing their spot in the main event. Still, it could not go without drama. Considering the fact 3 teams had 8 points after 8 matches (OpTic, NewBee, and Secret), Dota 2 fans from all over the globe prepared for triple tiebreaker series. However, the matchup series came in shorter than everyone expected after both Secret and OpTic defeated NewBee. NewBee then dropped all the way down to the 5th place, losing their ticket to the upper bracket. So, it's safe to say OpTic Gaming got back up after struggling in the first 2 days of the tournament… but going up against Team Liquid will require even more winning mentality in their team.

DOTA 2 TI8 Team Liquid vs OpTic Gaming Predictions

There shouldn't really be any problems for Team Liquid in this matchup. It's true, OpTic Gaming has been playing amazingly well in their last 3 matches… but after taking a closer look at their opponents we get a better picture. It's one thing beating Vici and paiN as opposed to Team Liquid. Miracle seems to be at the top of his game throughout the entire tournament. With that being said, chances aren't likely that he will stop performing at such a crucial matchup. I just can't see this match going in any other direction than with an easy 2-0 victory for Team Liquid. 

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Written by: Pavo

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