WePlay! presented WePlay! Pushka League, an online tournament featuring 14 teams and a prize pool of $250,000 USD. Tournament started on Thursday and Day 1 brought us a few surprises already. Let’s analyze Day 2 Friday matches.
Team Spirit -1.5 @ 1.98
This is their first match in WePlay! Pushka League CIS group. B8 is the most probably the weakest team in this group, and there should be no doubt who will take this match. B8 are on the 5 loss streak in all Dota 2 competitions, while Team Spirit is not holding anything better. They have 4 losses from their 5 last matches they’ve played in all competitions. However, Team Spirit had a very good ESL One Online tournament the last few weeks or so, and they surely showed us that they are ready to fight. Yes, they may be tired from too many matches in the last weeks, but they should win this match 2-0 easily. Another reason why to bet on Team Spirit is that they’ve faced B8 this Wednesday in Epic Prime League, and they have won that match by 2-0. Can they repeat their performance again vs B8? For sure, even though they are in the little crysis.
NiP @ 2.05
This will be the 2nd match for NiP in this tournament and in their European group. On day 1, they’ve beat OG Seed with 2-1, which is a really good result, since lately OG’s second team started to play amazingly. Last week, Liquid and NiP faced each other in ESL One Online European group, where Liquid took the match with 2-0. However, that match was not important anymore for both teams, Liquid was already out of the tournament and Chicken Fighters (now NiP) have already secured playoffs. I do think there is a high value on NiP bet here, as odds are amazing, and according to my opinion this is a 50-50 match.
Alliance +1.5 @ 2.00
Team Secret showed some weaknesses in the playoffs of ESL One Online tournament last week. After a perfect group stage run, they’ve managed to lose both playoff matches. Upper bracket match vs OG with 0-2 and lower bracket match vs Vikin.gg with 1-2. They showed that they are not unbeatable for sure. And those were their last 2 matches that they’ve played. Alliance managed to lose vs Team Secret in their last match (ESL One Online group stage), but in this upcoming match I see an opportunity for Alliance to take a map, and bring Secret to deciding map 3 where everything is possible. Minus for Alliance is that they still don’t have 5th player in their roster and it will be interesting to see who this player will be. Plus for Alliance are amazing odds on +1.5 handicap. Don’t get me wrong, this is still a very favoured match for Team Secret, but I believe they can drop a map for sure. Risky bet, but very rewarding.