We break down the first round of the DreamLeague playoffs
Team Secret @ 1.26
Secret are definitely one of the favourites to win DreamLeague. They have shown us some amazing performances throughout 2019, but this is a new year, new patch, and they are facing another SEA fan favourite team in Fnatic. Fnatic were placed in a pretty hard group together with Nigma, Aster and TNC Predator. They have lost vs Nigma, and they have beaten Aster 2 times with 2-0 result. While Secret dominated group B beating Vici Gaming and beastcoast. Even though Fnatic looks really good on paper, I don’t think they are an even match to an amazing Team Secret. I have a clear winner in my mind and it’s Team Secret.
Alliance @ 2.30
Some would say NaVi vs Alliance is like Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona in football. El Clasico. It was a few years ago. Not anymore, at least not for now. October last year was an extremely good month for Alliance. By winning the DreamLeague Season 12 and finishing 3rd in the ESL One Hamburg 2019 they have proven to the world that they can do it, and that their new lineup is a good fit and a long term project. They have repeated their success at ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Singapore by finishing on 4th place. Not bad, but they obviously expected more. They have entered DreamLeague Season 13 with 2 wins and 1 loss in group C. They have beaten VP and Reality Rift, but lost to Invictus Gaming, which was kind of disappointing.
On the other side, NaVi surprised us all. They did show they are the underdog of this tournament and that they could go all the way. Was their group play and their wins vs EG and Liquid just a fluke or will they continue to show us a good performance in the playoffs? We will see, but one thing is sure. There is a really hard task in front of them - beating Alliance. According to the picklebet odds, NaVi are the favourites in this match, but I would call this match an even battle. I think everything is possible here, if either of these teams have a good day, they can beat each other. But I will give a slight edge to Alliance, since I feel like they have already proven themselves and they showed us they are really good in the last few months. Those odds on Alliance are just amazing, can’t miss those. My pick for this match is clear. My bet is Alliance.