It’s time for the OGA Dota Pit China lower bracket. Two teams are going home today. Here are my picks and predictions for Friday matches.
Aster @ 1.56
Royal Never Give Up is maybe the biggest surprise of the tournament. From an average squad, they came to a stage where they can crush tier 1 Chinese teams easily. RNG did crush PSG.LGD 2-0 two days ago, but yesterday they failed to impress as Invictus Gaming did beat them 2-0. Aster are favourites here, especially if we know that in 5 matches that those two teams played this year, RNG won 0 of them. Aster is on a 3 match losing streak, as they lost to Vici Gaming and two times to Invictus Gaming. However, they should have enough power to take down RNG, the team without a lot of experience. Pressure will be on RNG.
PSG.LGD @ 1.69
PSG.LGD should be one of the best, if not the best team in China. But their recent results are not so good or satisfying. In their last 5 matches, they have only 2 wins. They finished in 2nd place in their group B, with 2 wins and 1 loss. Elephant crushed them 2-0, and RNG crushed them with the same score in the playoffs upper bracket round 1. Vici is not in the top form either, so this could be a really exciting match. In the group stage, PSG.LGD narrowly won vs Vici with 2-1, and I believe a similar score can happen this time too. Sadly, this is an elimination match, so one of those teams will be eliminated after, which is really sad. My money is on PSG.LGD.