In the opening match of Group B at the BetBoom Dacha 2023 LAN tournament, which takes place in the UAE, the Russian team Spirit will play against FURIA from Brazil.
The Brazilian team last played quite recently. Recall that FURIA performed very well at the Elisa Masters Espoo 2023 LAN tournament and eventually managed to win first place. In the title match, which was on the third of December, FURIA beat the European team Apeks in a match of the V5 format on four maps – 13:9 Inferno (opponent's peak); 7:13 Ancient; 13:9 Vertigo (opponent's peak) and 13:9 Mirage.
The Russian team, in turn, played for the last time back on November 21 in a closed qualification just at BetBoom Dacha. In the match for reaching the main stage of the tournament, Spirit won a strong–willed victory over the Polish team on three maps 9INE - 16:19 Nuke (opponent's peak); 13:7 Mirage and 13:5 Anubis.
In this match, Spirit is quite rightly considered a clear favorite by the bookmakers. Considering that FURIA play almost without rest, here Spirit may well win an important victory for themselves at the start of the tournament due to their attitude.