Day 2 of SEA and NA qualifiers is here. Let’s check out the most interesting matches of the day.
Execration @ 1.40
Execration had a tough match vs BOOM Esports on the day 1 of SEA TI10 qualifiers. That match went as I expected, as we watched all 3 maps, but in the end BOOM prevailed. Execration played a pretty good AniMajor series and made some really good map wins. Vs 496 they are big favourites and I do think that odds are decent, because Execration should take this series easily. 496 is inconsistent, even though they beat Army Geniuses 2-0 on the day 1. However, Execration is the next level opponent, and they would need to show a lot more in order to take down Filipinos.
SMG -1.5 @ 1.77
This is a really hard bet and prediction. Obviously SMG are big favourites here. They did a decent job vs TNC yesterday to harden things out for them, as TNC did beat SMG 2-1 in a very close series. SMG is looking very good on paper, with kpii, Moon and MidOne in their roster. Roster with some big names and starts, vs Mongolian Dota 2 team that has some sparks sometimes. Their last match vs SMG almost a month ago went in their favour, a clean 2-0 victory. However, I do think that SMG is a much better squad right now, and after roster changes they are starting to adjust to the recent meta and to each other. They can go really far in these qualifiers, if some things align for them. Very risky handicap bet, go low.
Fnatic +1.5 @ 1.40
Fnatic and OB Neon’s matches are always back and forth as teams are switching and changing victories and losses as they play every 2nd time. The last match went in Fnatic’s favour, 2-0, in May. Fnatic did beat Omega Esports in a very good 2-1 series, but now they have to face an even stronger opponent, OB Neon. OB Neon did end up higher in the DPC rankings, as they’ve collected more points then Fnatic even. Fnatic with a slightly adjusted roster are looking for a way to redemption as their fans are on the edge. They didn’t win anything in the SEA region since May, last season and they missed almost all big tournaments. Now they are on the edge to miss out The International too. Even this can go to all 3 maps, if you want a safer bet with lower odds go with Fnatic +1.5 handicap.