Gaimin Gladiators and Brame will clash on Sunday, July 31, in the upper quarter-finals of Dota 2 Champions League in what promises to be a very one-sided affair.
And while anything can happen in second-division Dota 2 tournaments, there are many reasons why you should favor Gamin Gladiators for this bout.
In this 2022 Dota 2 Champions League S13 betting analysis, we will look over the team’s form, and stats, and provide you with expert esports picks.
Dota 2 Score Boards
Brame made it through Dota 2 Champions League group stage, but they were anything but impressive. Across five bouts played, Brame have managed just three wins (3-2) and a 7-4 map difference, which is seriously concerning knowing that Dota 2 Champions League consists mostly of tier-three teams and a handful of second-division squads.
On the other side, we have Gaimin Gladiators, who are 4-2 across their last six outings, albeit they had to face significantly tougher opponents in goonsquad, Tundra Esports, Virtus.pro, Entity, Team Unique, and HF.
So while the two squads hold similar records, Gaimin Gladiators have shown more, which explains why they’re billed as the favorites on the esports betting sites.
Gaimin Gladiators vs. Brame Betting Analysis
Gaimin Gladiators enter this match as heavy favorites, which makes a lot of sense. Unlike Brame, they’ve actually achieved some success this year and have competed in tier-1 tournaments and leagues.
Moreover, they even attended a Major in Stockholm in May, and even though they did not win it, Gladiators performed well.
Brame’s only notable success of the year was qualifying for the upper division of WEU DPC for Tour 3. But as expected, they did not achieve much competing against other top Dota 2 teams from the region and were quickly demoted back to the second division.
Brame looked like a solid team early into the season when they placed second in DPC WEU 2021/2022 Tour 1: Division II and qualified for the first Division. But despite the high expectations, Brame failed to achieve much.
They placed ninth-12th in Dota 2 Champions League Season 7 and then crashed out of WEU DPC Tour 2 Division I in seventh place.
Brame’s Performance Recap
In May, Brame found their footing and won Dota 2 Champions League Season 10, but again failed to keep their wheels spinning and crashed out of Dota 2 Champions League Season 11 in the fifth-sixth.
Poor showings continued across July, with Brame first placing seventh in DPC WEU 2021/2022 Tour 3: Division II and recently failing to make it through ESL One Malaysia open qualifiers in fifth-eighth place.
Gaimin Gladiators Analysis
Unlike Brame, who were expected to do well this season and failed to do so, Gaimin Gladiators actually achieved something this season.
Gladiators kicked off the year by winning DPC WEU 2021/2022 Tour 1: Regional Final, and then added a bronze medal from Dota 2 Champions League Season 7 and a silver from DPC WEU 2021/2022 Tour 2: Division I.
They would go to qualify for Gamers Without Borders EU & CIS, where they placed fourth, and they emulated that success at ESL One Stockholm, where they lost against the eventual champions, OG.
Gaimin Gladiators Expectations
At the start of July, Gaimin Gladiators finished second in Dota 2 Champions League Season 12 – when the tournament actually featured good teams – but then slipped in the final WEU DPC Division I tour and placed sixth with a 2-5 record.
Gaimin Gladiators vs. Brame Betting Preview
Gaimin Gladiators were one of Europe’s top teams a couple of weeks back, and while you could argue that they’re not as dominant now, they still deserve a lot of respect.
Admittedly, their sixth-place finish in DPC WEU 2021/2022 Tour 3: Division I doesn’t look good, but as any esports betting guide will tell you, we have to consider how stacked that event was.
Moreover, Gamin Gfladiators are extremely efficient in beating lesser teams – and have not lost against a lower-rated squad once this season.
This alone is enough to make you favor Gaimin Gladiators to defeat Brame, but are they a good bet?
Gaimin Gladiators vs. Brame Betting Prediction
Gaimin Gladiators might not be nearly as dominant as they were early into the season, but this is still the same team that placed fourth in the recent Major, and that tells a lot. On the other side, we have Brame, who have not achieved anything even remotely as noteworthy.
They had broken into the top division earlier this year, but they were clearly outmatched by Europe’s top squads – including Gaimin Gladiators. And there is no reason to believe this match will be any different.
Who to Bet On?
Gamin Gladiators likely don’t care too much about this tournament, but this doesn’t mean they will take it lightly. But, even if Gamin Gladiators don’t play at 100%, they should not struggle against a team that dropped two of five games against tier-three opponents during the group stage.
Gaimin Gladiators and Brame last met in March, when Gaimin Gladiators won 2-0, needing just over an hour to close out the series.
A lot of time has passed since, but not much has changed, so we expect another 2-0 sweep for the Gladiators.
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