ESL One Los Angeles 2020 - Online: Europe & CIS are going into it’s fifth playday. After 2 match days in the group A, the situation is getting pretty interesting. Let’s analyse the 3rd match day in group A.
Hellraisers @ 1.34
As we predicted before, it seems like B8 really is one of the weakest teams in this group. With 2 losses from 2 official matches in this league, they are currently holding 7th place in this league. On the other side Hellraisers managed to beat Vikin.gg, but they lost to Virtus.Pro with a close 1-2 score. Who is the favourite here? Definitely Hellraisers. B8 hasn’t had a win in the last 5 official Dota 2 matches, while Hellraisers showed they can play against some much stronger teams.
Virtus.Pro @ 1.17
Cyber Legacy surprised us all in the last match of this group, where they managed to take a map off Team Nigma. It looked bad for Nigma in game 3 too, but they’ve managed to get back and win that match with the massive experience they have. However, Cyber Legacy was struggling in the match vs B8, where they’ve lost 1st map in just under 19 minutes. Surely, they have some drafting problems. They can’t contest Virtus.Pro here sadly, as they are holding 2nd place in the group currently with 2 wins. Let’s mention here that VP are playing with a stand-in player on the position 1. iLTW is playing instead of Cooman.
Nigma @ 1.21
Gambit didn’t look too good in their last matches. They have lost 4 out of their 5 official Dota 2 matches. They are far from their 2019 form. What can they do vs Nigma? I do think Nigma is a big favourite here, but Gambit has it’s chance too, at least to take a map. Nigma was crushed 0-2 vs mixed OG squad, and they were struggling to beat Cyber Legacy. That match ended with a close 2-1. So definitely not a Nigma that we used to see in previous tournaments. Maybe the bet on Nigma victory can be the safest bet here, it doesn’t give you much return. Make your choice if Gambit can win a map or not. In their last 5 best of 3 matches, they have won only 3 maps.
OG @ 1.14
Even if they play with 2 stand-ins, OG just looks good. They are currently holding 1st position in group A with a 4-1 in maps and 2 clean match victories. Vikin.gg surprised us all with their 2-0 win vs the best CIS team in the last season, Gambit. But in the next round they got demolished by Hellraisers with a 2-0. Seems like Sumail on position 1 and Ceb on position 3 will continue to carry OG no matter what, no matter the opponent. OG here is a sure win, but can Vikin.gg take a map here? I don’t think so.