Dota 2 ESL One Fall 2021: Playoffs Stage Starts Tomorrow

Prepare for the Playoffs.
Prepare for the Playoffs. ESL One

The Group Stage of the Dota 2 ESL One Fall: Bootcamp Edition is finally over. That means we now know how the teams are matched for the Playoffs. Matches start tomorrow, while the Grand Final is scheduled for August 29.

Today, we take a look at those matchups and predict which teams will come out on top.

Battle of Top Teams

The first match of the Upper Bracket is versus PSG.LGD. This is going to be a really interesting match-up and may foreshadow what’s going to happen in TI10. has been performing well in its region though it typically comes up short in tournaments that matter. Despite ending on top of the Division for the two seasons, for example, VP would usually be dropped to the Lower Bracket and be eliminated.

On the other hand, PSG.LGD has been consistent in its performance. The team finished third at the Singapore Major and became the champion at the recent WePlay AniMajor.

So for this match, we’re giving it to PSG.LGD.

Fan Favorite

The second match in the Upper Bracket is between the fan-favorite Beastcoast and Tundra Esports. While unable to qualify for major tournaments, Tundra seemed to show that it has what it takes to engage with top-tier teams.

But we’re giving it to Beastcoast and if they do make it to the next round, they’re going to put other teams on notice.

The Eastern Europe Teams

This match-up is quite a surprise since Team Spirit and Tem Empire come from the same region. In addition, these two teams were the ones that fought for the sweet sweet spot for TI10. The match went the distance with Spirit grabbing the win.

We’re giving to Team Spirit since they have the edge against Empire.

Consistency is Key

T1 and Alliance are known to be hardworking teams. Both teams also have a tendency to surprise their opponents.

For Alliance, their main issue has always been starting out strong and then slowing down as the tournament progresses. Case in point, this ongoing tournament. T1, on the other hand, has the tendency to be more consistent and can even climb its way from the bottom. This could be due to the different gameplay in SEA compared to other regions.

With that in mind, we believe it’s T1 that will move to the next round.

What about you? Who do you think is moving to the next round?

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