Today we are following DPC in China and Europe. We will have 2 amazing series in the China region, while Liquid and OG are playing in Europe, sadly not against each other. Here are my picks and predictions for Tuesday matches.
Invictus Gaming @ 1.94
This could be a dead even series, but I’ve decided to go with Invictus Gaming. They did amazingly in the Singapore Major, taking the championship with a 3-2 vs EG in the grand finals. They continued their winning streak vs Magma (2-0) in the i-League 2021 2 days ago. However, it seems like Aster is their black cat. In the 3 series they’ve played this year, Aster took IG down two times out of three. Aster is in excellent form and with 2 straight wins vs RNG and EHOME in their last matches they are looking solid coming into this one. However, I do think IG could be their hardest opponent in the last week or so. 3 maps are highly possible here and the series is 50-50 if you ask me. Odds are amazing on both squads.
PSG.LGD @ 1.57
I must go with PSG.LGD here, even though their last 2 series in i-League were a disaster. 2-1 vs Elephant and 1-2 vs EHOME were matches that showed a lot of weakness for PSG.LGD. And Vici is not a bad team at all. I would mention poyoyo (Erica) as their biggest weakness. Inexperienced players like him could fail in such an important and big series. Vici Gaming however will be very dangerous and they surely can take the series, but I give more chances to PSG.LGD. This is another series where we can see all 3 maps, especially when we know the stage of Chinese Dota lately. Very hard for favourites to show dominance in their matches. If you catch good odds on PSG.LGD, you should take that.
Team Liquid -1.5 @ 1.93
Highly risky match, but Liquid handicap odds are amazing. Worth risking the money. Liquid will play without boxi in their next weeks/months and Sumail is jumping in his shoes as a standin. This could be good, but it could be a disaster, especially if we know Sumail’s greedy playstyle. Liquid can overrun Brame for sure, that’s not doubted, but this lineup change is worrying me slightly. Liquid has 1-2 vs Alliance and 2-1 vs Nigma, which are decent results. Brame is a squad that is few levels beneath that, but surely they can be dangerous. They’ve crushed Tundra 2-0. If you want to play safe go with Liquid ML, if you catch up the good odds, if not -1.5 handicap is a riskier but worthy option.
OG -1.5 @ 1.79
Another good one, at least on first sight. OG are heavy favourites coming into this match vs Smashers. However, playing with ana again requires time for adjustment. 1-2 vs Alliance showed that. On the other side, Hellbear Smashers are 0-2 down. 2 matches lost with 2-4 in maps are expected stats for them in this division. I doubt they can do much. Odds on OG ML are from 1.20 to 1.30 at best. However, -1.5 handicap could be a potential hit, if OG will play their A game. And of course with OG, you never know, on what foot they will wake up. But I think this is their chance to take a breath, as with this win they would cement themselves at top 4, at least for now.