ESL One Los Angeles 2020 - Online: Europe & CIS is entering day 11. We will watch the 6th round in the group A, as VirtusPro is firmly holding their 1st place without a match lost. Let’s analyse all upcoming Tuesday matches.
Cyber Legacy +1.5 @ 1.73
Those two teams faced each other twice two months ago. First time Cyber Legacy won the match 2-0, and the second time Gambit took it 2-1. However, in this league, Cyber League is in a pretty hard position. With 1 win and 4 losses they are currently holding 7th place in the group A standings. They have only won 4 maps and lost 9. On the other hand, Gambit is not looking any better. They are holding 5th place with 2 wins and 3 losses. They pretty much crushed some teams like Nigma and B8 (2-0 wins), but they’ve managed to lose to teams like Hellraisers and Vikin.gg. What can we expect from Gambit in this match? Nobody knows, as this match is a double edged sword. It’s possible that we see Gambit stomping CL with 2-0, but it’s possible that Cyber Legacy takes a map too. Handicap +1.5 on Cyber Legacy looks pretty ok. Very risky bet. Take good odds on Gambit win if you have them.
Virtus.Pro @ 1.97
Virtus.Pro is firmly holding 1st place in the group A without a match lost. The only teams that managed to take a map off VirtusPro are Gambit and Nigma. Their win-loss map ratio looks impressive, as they have won 10 maps and lost only 2. On the other side, Nigma was looking really shaky at the beginning of this league. 0-2 vs OG and Gambit, and a close 2-1 win vs Cyber Legacy shook them pretty hard. In the meantime they’ve managed to get wins vs B8 and HellRaisers, but are they ready to face vs currently the best team in this group? I think this is surely the match of the day, and I’m really excited for this one. The best two teams in this group battling it out. Nigma are slight bookmaker favourites, but I’m giving a slight edge to Virtus.Pro. Hopefully we will watch 3 maps.
HellRaisers +1.5 @ 1.71
OG showed us meme performances, picking unusual tactics and heroes. But it appears like Sumail and company are enjoying their matches, that’s all that matters for them obviously. On their way, they still managed to win something. OG won vs B8 and Nigma, but they lost to Vikin.gg. In the last round they were demolished by VirtusPro with 0-2. Currently they are sitting in 2nd place in the group A standings with 3 wins and 2 losses. On the other side HellRaisers have only 2 wins from 5 matches that they’ve played. Their wins vs Gambit and Vikin.gg were really impressive, as they showed that they can play good aggressive CIS Dota. Only team that they didn’t take a map off was Nigma, who beat them 2-0. So it’s definitely possible that HellRaisers are taking a map off OG, especially when we see how OG is playing inconsistently with their 2 stand-ins. Good odds on that, but a very risky bet and match.
B8 +1.5 @ 1.90
I think that Vikin.gg is the team that surprised most. They’ve managed to show us some impressive games and wins vs Gambit, OG and Cyber League. They are currently holding 4th place with 3 wins and 2 losses and they are ready now to face the most probably weakest team in this group, B8. B8 is Dendi’s new team and they are still struggling to find a perfect lineup and mix of players for them. They are sharing last place in this group, together with Cyber Legacy with 1 win and 4 losses. Their win vs HellRaisers and map wins vs Cyber League and OG are showing us if they have a good draft that they could pull off the wins. If everything works out perfectly for them in at least 1 map, they could take it. Very risky bet, but highly rewarding. If you find good odds on a Vikin.gg win, go with it.