Find out who might win the 1v1 showdown at BetBoom Dacha Dubai.
For a long time, the Dota 2 community has been deprived of the exciting 1v1 showdowns. It was a common tradition back in the days and we would always celebrate the triumph of an individual, touted as the "king of mid". But it has been a long time since we see the throne occupied. And in five more days, we'll see BetBoom Dacha Dubai 1v1 tournament fill in that void.
The solo tournament is set to happen live in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A total of forty players, midlaners and non-midlaners, have signed up for a slice of the $100,000 prize pool. But who will become the next king of mid and bring home $50,000 home for himself? Read our predictions below!
Check out the BetBoom Dacha 1v1 schedule and live results here!
Midlaners at the BetBoom Dacha 1v1 tournament
The 1v1 tournament sees players from all roles give their shot. But as it is a midlane battle, it's only safe to anticipate the dominance of midlaners in this event. Out of all forty participants, only nine are midlaners. Check out the players below:
You can find the complete list of BetBoom Dacha 1v1 players here.
Aurora's Armel is technically the current King of Mid. He earned the title after defeating SumaiL with ease at the ESL One Malaysia in 2022. The 1v1 battle took place as a tiebreaker match following an intense Group Stage run. It resulted in a 2-0 kill for Armel in a conventional Shadow Fiend showdown.
By team performance, there are a couple of midlaners that exceed the rest. Gaimin Gladiators' midlaner, Quinn, is one of the favorites. He consistently shows a good laning phase and he is indeed the highest ranked midlaner in the Europe server.
Nisha of Team Liquid is also a great contender. The Polish midlaner is known for his disciplined gameplay, rarely committing mistakes. BetBoom Team's gpk- is also a solid laner and according to Quinn, "gpk- thrives in an isolated format like this."
Quinn also mentioned Malr1ne of Team Falcons, a young, rising midlaner who has been on a roll. In a recent interview with Yatoro, we asked about his confidence in Larl. With no hesitation, Yatoro says "Yeah, of course. It’s gonna be super easy since it’s not just Shadow Fiends. If there are other heroes he’s going to beat every last one of them."
So who will be the next king of mid? While we are confident with Nisha and gpk-'s solo performance, players like Malr1ne, Larl, and Quinn may just take the crown.
When is the 1v1 tournament taking place?
The BetBoom Dacha 1v1 tournament will take place on February 10 live in Dubai, UAE. The event will occur on an off day in between the Group Stage and the Playoffs. This will be an interesting spectacle as we haven't seen a 1v1 show of this scale in ages. Who do you think will be crowned as the new king of mid?
Read about the 1v1 format and seedings below!