ESL One Los Angeles 2020 Online tournament has finally ended with VirtusPro claiming their EU/CIS region title on Sunday. For us, now it’s time to check out some other interesting Dota 2 matches that are happening daily.
T1 +1.5 @ 1.54
Since T1 picked up a Dota 2 team, they still haven’t managed to have the outbreak they wanted. Their Singaporean (plus Forev) lineup is struggling a lot. Here and there they are showing signs of improvement. In the match vs Team Adroit they are not favourites, but I’m looking at their overall performance. Can they take a map or not? I do think that they can. T1 currently has 2 wins and 3 losses, while Adroit has 1 match less and with 3 wins and 1 loss and they are highly ranked in the group. T1 won 2 matches 2-0 and managed to take a map in their 2 losses, while the only team that dismantled them was Fnatic. I do think Team Adroit are favourites, but odds on T1 handicap are slightly better.
Chicken Fighters @ 1.37
Chicken Fighters impressed us all in the just ended ESL One Los Angeles 2020 - Online: Europe & CIS tournament where they managed to get 4th place. Against all odds, as one of the biggest underdogs in the tournament they have managed to win against teams like Nigma, Spirit, Liquid and NiP. They showed that they have the right squad for the future. OG.Seed is not in the right form, even though they have an amazing stack of young up and coming players. They have lost 4 out of 5 last Dota 2 matches they’ve played. Last match between those 2 teams was 1 month ago in the GG.BET Championship 2 where Chicken Fighters took the series with a clean 2-0. They are big favourites again, especially after what they’ve shown at the ESL One.
Vikin.gg @ 1.30
Vikin.gg are another team that showed a great potential coming into this season. They have finished 3rd at ESL One Los Angeles 2020 - Online: Europe & CIS tournament that ended on Sunday. Surprisingly they’ve beat teams like Gambit, OG, Alliance, Secret and they showed that this upcoming season can really be a good springboard for the future. I do think that it’s just a matter of time when some big esports org picks them up. Now they are back to minor monthly Dota 2 tournaments, where it’s expected that they will be crushing their competition. This match is no different. Mixed Khan stack is really not their level and I don’t think they can surprise them. This is the first match of the upper bracket round 1 playoffs and I expect Vikin.gg to move on. 2-0 most probably.