The third minor tournament, StarLadder ImbaTV Minor Season 3, will be held from March 5-8 2020, with 8 teams participating and divided into 2 groups to fight for 1 ticket to the ESL One Los Angeles Major.
In group A, there are representatives from Indonesia, namely BOOM Esports, who will fight against representatives from China, namely Team Aster. Then there is also forZe who will meet with Business Associates.
For Group B there is an Alliance that faces the South American representative team, namely No-Ping Esports. On the other hand, there is Gambit Esports who will fight Fighting PandaS.
Looking at the 8 teams that participated, Natus Vincere’s trainer, Andrey “Mag“Chipenko predicts 2 teams that have great potential to win the StarLadder ImbaTV Minor S3, namely Alliance and Gambit Esports.
Mag also commented that currently Team Aster has less potential to become champions, just like Royal Never Give Up when on WePlay! Bukovel Minor.
“But objectively, Alliance and Gambit are the main favorites. Team Aster will not “take it”, they are weaker than RNG in Bukovel. ” said Mag as quoted from cybersport.ru.
In addition, Mag also commented on the distribution of Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) slots, which he thought was unfair. Mag said that the quotas for America should be given to the European region which has more top-class teams.
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“It would be logical to take a slot from North or South America or Asia and give it to Europe. Europe doesn’t have enough of these slots because Nigma, along with Liquid, missed the majors and minors. ” bright Mag.
Mag, who is now in his profession as a coach, seems to have thought about going back to being a player Dota 2, but the idea was withdrawn and he wanted to be the best coach.
“Last season I tried to return to being a player, but then I put this idea down and the main objective at the moment is to become a better coach and show better results than last year, besides, 9Pasha played hard, a man who I fully believe he is the best player from this position in the region, and one of the best in the world. ” concluded Mag.