We are at the half of the group stage at Dota 2 Champions League 2021. 7 more match days remaining. Here is analysis for Thursday, picks and tips.
Spider Pigz +1.5 @ 1.75
In the group stage rankings, both teams are top 4, but Team Unique with 3 wins and 1 loss are highly ranked. Even though Spider Pigz are playing decently and have 3 wins and 3 losses, they have 2 more matches played compared to Unique. And those 2 matches are losses. Team Unique are heavy favourites here, but we have seen some very strange matches lately, so I wouldn’t be surprised if this match happens to be one of them. Spider Pigz are definitely capable of taking a map off Unique if everything works out for them. This match is open, I somehow doubt that Unique can crush them 2-0. Their last direct clash was won by Spider Pigz, 2-1.
Nemiga Gaming -1.5 @ 1.45
Qwerty are the worst team in this league so far. With 4 straight losses they are knocked down to the bottom of the table with 0-8 map score. On the other side, even though Nemiga are not in their prime form, they are still managing to stay in the middle of the table, somehow. With 2 wins and 2 losses, they had some good series behind them. 2-0 vs PuckChamp and 2-1 vs FantasticFive are really respectable results for them at this stage. They must win this series, anything else wouldn’t make any sense. I think there is a high chance that they can do it cleanly, with 2-0.
B8 +1.5 @ 2.02
Let’s be straight here. In the last year or so, B8 was one of the worse professional CIS Dota 2 squads. With their constant roster and position changes, they still didn’t achieve anything. Even though again, PuckChamp are favourites in this series, B8 show that they can surprise their opponents here and there. Odds on their +1.5 handicap are always amazing lately, and that’s something worth trying for, even with the small bet. B8 won qwerty with 2-0, and they pulled a map off Fantastic Five, which should be a good sign for their series vs unconvincing PuckChamp.