Day 2 of the Dota 2 Champions League 2021 Season 2 playoffs is here. Here are my picks and predictions for Thursday.
Chicken Fighters @ 1.63
Those two teams faced each other 3 times this year, and Chicken Fighters are leading 2-1 overall. In their last series more than a week ago in the group stage of this tournament, PuckChamp won their clash with 2-0. However, this is a high stakes match now and I do think Chicken Fighters are the favourites now. They played a close 1-2 series against Hellbear Smashers, while PuckChamp lost 0-2 to Team Spirit.
Nemiga @ 1.71
Nemiga won vs V Gaming a week ago with a clean 2-0. Odds on Nemiga are so high right now and sportsbooks think that they are not as big favourites as they should be. V Gaming are coming into this series after an 0-2 loss against Tundra and after a surprising 2-0 victory vs Chicken Fighters. Even this can go to all 3 maps, but I do think that in the end Nemiga will celebrate.
Hellbear Smashers +1.5 @ 1.50
This should be the most hyped match of the day in the Dota 2 Champions League 2021 playoffs. Hellbear Smashers are doing amazingly in this league (9 wins and 1 loss overall), and Team Spirit are coming into this playoffs as invited team and the best team from CIS region. Even though I think that Team Spirit are favourites, I just can’t stay calm after Hellbear Smashers group stage play. They have fire in them and they can take a map off Spirit, that’s for sure. Good bet, decent odds, winner can be found on Team Spirit’s side.
Tundra @ 1.30
Tundra are the biggest favourites of the day in their series. Playing against Team Unique won’t be easy, but surely they are a much better team right now. Even though they are playing with a standin on position 5, I do think they have a much bigger chance of taking a win here. I’m not so sure if this match can go to all 3 maps, that’s a big lottery, but a bigger bet on Tundra win should be good enough to have fun watching the match.