China Dota2 Professional League Season 2 just started. It will feature over $200.000 prize pool. Together with that Chinese DOTA2 Professional Association (CDA) is already under way with all top Chinese top teams but with a much smaller prize pool. This shows us that Chinese region is currently one of the most active regions in the Dota 2 at the moment, at least for tier 1 and tier 2 teams.
Vici Gaming @ 1.46
Those two teams never faced each other. Now is the time for their first clash. Vici Gaming had a rough schedule last days playing in ESL One Online league. From the last 5 Dota 2 matches, Vici has won only 2, while SAG has had a really impressive performance recently. 5 wins from the 5 matches they’ve played in all leagues. SAG has won vs PSG.LGD, Aster and EHOME. Those are all top Chinese teams and I do think they can make some problems for Vici here. VG are favourites going into this match.
Team Aster +1.5 @ 1.61
Those two teams faced each other 3 months ago in China Dota 2 Professional League Season 1, where PSG.LGD won convincingly with 2-0 score. Since the new season of this league just started, neither of those two teams have any matches played yet. This will be their first match. PSG.LGD are in a really bad shape lately, they have 4 losses in a row in all competitions. Aster can surely make a surprise here, they can take a map off a PSG.LGD or even win.
Newbee +1.5 @ 1.40
This is a new Chinese league and there are some unknown teams here, a lot of surprises already, so let’s be careful here for now. Yes, EHOME beat Newbee 4 days ago with 2-1 result, but I wonder how seriously they will take this match now. This league is not hyped, it has a small prize pool and some unknown teams with up and coming players. Both teams won 3 matches from their last 5 matches in all competitions. Honestly, this can go either way.
Sparking Arrow Gaming @ 1.51
This is so weird. Don’t know how to analyze this match. Ocean won vs SAG 6 days ago with 2-0. After that SAG made a 5 win streak beating Aster, PSG.LGD, CDEC, EHOME and SturLuck. What to say about this? In the current situation SAG should win this, but let’s be careful here. SAG win is a way to go here, everything else would be just too risky.