First Dota 2 Minor in 2020 is live. Day 2 of the event will bring us matches that will determine the top 2 teams in both groups.
Ninjas in Pyjamas @ 1.52
NiP had pretty decent 2019, but they didn’t manage to show anything yet in this new Dota 2 season. Their first day at Bukovel Major went terrible. As I predicted yesterday, they lost vs GeekFam in a dominant fashion. Seems like their new player still hasn’t adjusted very well to their play style and vice versa. However, they should win vs Team Spirit today, who is a much worse team on paper than NiP. NiP should bounce back, PPD should lead his roster to their first win in this group stage.
Royal Never Give Up @ 1.30
GeekFam destroyed NiP during day 1, but RNG destroyed Team Spirit even harder in 2 very fast 17 and 23 minute games (which is really fast in Dota2 world). This is winners match that will determine who will be the team who will go out of group A in 1st place. I believe in RNG, they look good, on paper and in game. Their roster is pretty solid, but I can see GeekFam taking a potential map too.
Gambit @ 1.44
This was such an easy decision and prediction for me. I believe Gambit are one of the favourites to take this tournament and one of the most consistent teams in the last few months. However, the biggest upset trophy for the day 1 went to Fighting Pandas, who beat Nigma (ex Liquid) with a 2-1 score in the opening group B match. Very impressive result for EternalEnvy’s squad. Is this a one time surprise or can they repeat it again? I think the first option is more likely. Gambit for the win here.