Royal Never Give Up vs Phoenix Gaming (Dota Pro Circuit 2021: Season 1 – China Closed Qualifier, Best of 3 Match)
Royal Never Give Up and Phoenix Gaming will kick off the closed qualifiers of the DPC. The Royals will be coming into this game with great confidence since they are on a five-game win streak which includes lifting the Huya Dota2 Winter Invitational title. One of the wins in the competition was against their upcoming opponents, Phoenix. Phoenix itself will not be pretty happy facing RNG, since they not only lost their last encounter but are also on a three-game losing streak. So it is pretty evident that which team is regarded as the favourites for this encounter and we are also giving a strong edge to RNG.
Prediction: Royal Never Give Up 2-0 Phoenix Gaming
Dalanjing Gaming vs Team Aster (Dota Pro Circuit 2021: Season 1 – China Closed Qualifier, Best of 3 Match)
Team Aster will be heading into the closed qualifier with redemption on its mind. The side performed remarkably in the Huya Dota2 Winter Invitational, which was awarded with a place in the grand finale. However they had to settle for second place in the competition since the team barely lost 3-2 to RNG. Now they will be aiming for a better result in the competition as they face Dalanjing Gaming. Dalanjing Gaming is a new team in the competitive landscape of Dota2 and doesn?t hold enough experience to even be on the same tier as Aster. So we are pretty confident that Aster will completely dominate their opponent in the first round of the qualifiers.
Prediction: Dalanjing Gaming 0-2 Team Aster
Invictus Gaming vs Team MagMa (Dota Pro Circuit 2021: Season 1 – China Closed Qualifier, Best of 3 Match)
Seeing the recent statistics of both Invictus and MagMa, it is evident that both teams are not playing well at the moment. Invictus has lost five of the last seven games played. And was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs in the Huya Invitational. However the bright side is that one of the wins was against Team MagMa. MagMa on the other hand is winless in its last 11 encounters. These included defeats in some of the lowest tier competitions. So it is highly unlikely that they will be able to pull off a win in one of the biggest qualifiers of the year.
Prediction: Invictus Gaming 2-0 Team MagMa
LBZS vs Sparking Arrow Gaming (Dota Pro Circuit 2021: Season 1 – China Closed Qualifier, Best of 3 Match)
Both LBZS and Sparking will be reluctant to get a victory in this upcoming series. LBZS has only won one of its last five games and is also currently on a two-game losing streak. Meanwhile, Sparking has lost five of the last six games played and is currently on a three-game losing streak. So it is tough to pick out a winner at this stage but we give the edge to LBZS since they beat Sparking in their last encounter in the China Dota2 Pro Cup Season 1 and are currently desperate for a win.