The final stage of the closed qualifiers for The International is still far away, but who prevents you from preparing for it in advance? The Chinese region prepares to go into action on July 7th.
In the first round, we will meet EHOME and Aster.Aries. Potentially the most predictable match.
One of the main contenders for a ticket to The International will play with the "average". In the case of Aster.Aries, you can't even call it strong.
But, not everything is so simple. The fact of the importance of the tournament cannot be overridden.
As we know very well, the Chinese region is the most competitive of the existing ones. It is foolish to expect that the closed qualifiers for the main tournament of the year will be an easy walk for any of the applicants.
We are trying to figure out what to expect from the confrontation between EHOME and Aster.Aries. The finish line of the qualifiers starts here.
Since we are the first to review EHOME and Aster.Aries, we will start the analysis with the favorite for the "seed". In this match they are EHOME.
2021 proved to be very difficult for the famous Chinese organization. In two DPC seasons, EHOME took 6th place, which is very far from the desired result.
Obviously, this was influenced by the reshuffle in the team, which began back in 2020. However, there were some gaps: in March, EHOME won the FMWH Dota2 Championship Season 3, which can be called a strong result.
EHOME Recent Results
- Defeat Vici Gaming 2-1
- Defeat Team Aster 2-0
- Lost to IG with a score of 1-2
- Lost to IG 0-2
- Defeat from Aster with a score of 1-2
EHOME are capable of fighting the TOPs of China, but they do not play in the qualifiers. Obviously this is a plus.
Aster.Aries showed great promise (as for me), but they did not come true. They failed to break into the top league and finished 3rd in the lower division.
In the first season, Aster.Aries were not represented in the DPC race at all. And, as already mentioned, things in the league were clearly not going well for them.
Aster.Aries latest matches
- Defeat Xtreme Gaming 2-0
- Lost to LBZS 0-1
- Lost to Team MagMa with a score of 0-1
- Lost to LBZS 0-1
- Defeat Team MagMa 1-0
In the replay Aster.Aries lacked "a little bit". But, it hardly plays any role, because in closed qualifying seeding during the season it decides very little.
Personal meeting history
The clubs have played 2 official matches in recent seasons. Both times EHOME outplayed Aster.Aries 2-0.
As I mentioned above, EHOME is one of the main contenders to win the closed qualifiers. Aster.Aries shouldn't give them a problem.
Outcome: victory for EHOME 2-0.