1. PSG.LGD, 5-3-0, 13p
of the only teams that utilize Void
the most (5 picks, 80% WR). Since Void is off-meta and they are having success
with it, it might be worth for their opponents to ban it since it will be
pretty hard to find training partners who can replicate LGD’s playstyle with
the hero successfully. Ogre and ET are their other most-picked heroes
with 66.6% and 83.3% WR out of 5 games each, while Shadow Demon is one of their most successful with 4 wins out of 4
Games, but these picks are very popular among most teams.
2. Team Secret, 4-3-1, 11p
They pick Jakiro much more than other teams (6 games), but they have a mediocre 50% win rate which is low for a team with 5 total lost games. Another not-too-successful hero of theirs is Invoker with 5 games and only 40% win rate. Their most picked and most successful heroes are Alch and Centaur with 4 wins out of 5 games each. Kunkka, CM, and Tiny also deserve a mention at 3 wins out of 4 games.
3. Newbee, 2-5-1, 9p
They play a lot of Gyro and Sven with good results (83% WR, 60% WR). MSS also has a scary Mirana, but she is more often than not banned. Worth mentioning is that they have 4 games on Axe and 100% win rate on the unconventional offlaner, which is something to keep an eye on.
4. TNC Predator, 2-5-1, 9p
They play a lot of Grimstroke (6 games) with the not-great 16.67% win rate, so it’s likely that they will stay away from the hero. They also like Earthshaker but have a 50% win rate on him. Their most-successful heroes are Chen (5 games, 80% WR) and Sven (4 games, 75% WR).
5. Alliance, 1-6-1, 8p
They play a lot of Crystal Maiden very successfully (7 games, 71.43% win rate), as well as a lot of Dark Willow, but with the more mediocre 57.14% WR. They are also one of the teams that value Morphling the highest – Micke played him in 5 games with the decent 60% win rate.
6. Mineski, 2-4-2, 8p
Nikobaby has one of the most successful Wraith Kings in the tournament (5 games, 80% win rate), while Moon has a great Tiny (5 games, 60% win rate). The team also values Ogre and Death Prophet highly, but with the more mediocre 50% and 40% WR.
7. Team Liquid, 2-2-4
Elder Titan (6 games, 66.67% WR) and more interestingly Templar Assassin (4 games, 75% WR) are their most successful heroes. They’ve also used Storm four times, but quite unsuccessfully with only 1 win with the hero.
8. Keen Gaming, 2-1-5, 5p
They play a lot of Phantom Assassin compared to other teams but have only 50% win rate on her. Their most successful hero is Kunkka with 2 wins out of 3 games.
9. Chaos Esports Club, 0-3-5 (out)