Upcoming Hainan Master Spring Invitational in China will be a blast. However, first we need to go through the qualifiers. CIS qualifiers started yesterday with double elimination bracket.
FlyToMoon @ 1.50
FlyToMoon is one of the strongest tier 2 Dota teams from the CIS region. With top tier players like CemaTheSlayer, naive, General and Iceberg they are the biggest favourite to take this qualifiers. On the other side there are HellRaisers. The organization that just changed complete Dota 2 roster. Their roster is 1 day old, and I think they have no chance vs the favourites here. My prediction is: FlyToMoon win. Odds are amazing for this matchup I think.
Ursus Gaming @ 2.23
Jfshfh178 vs Ursus Gaming match proved me so wrong. Ursus Gaming dominated that match and took the win with a clean 2-0 score. What to say? Ursus looked and played better than anybody hoped. They have a quality stack of players which can do a lot of things. However, are they ready for a team like Forze who just beat a decent EXTREMUM team? I think this match is even, and because of the odds, I would go with Ursus Gaming for the win here. Worth a try.
Extremum @ 1.88
Odds on this match are fairly even. Extremum to win is 1.88 and jfshfh178 1.86. What an even match this will be. Extremum showed a little more in their upper bracket match vs Forze, while I was slightly disappointed with how jfshfh178 played their games vs Ursus Gaming. I would give a slight advantage here to the Extremum. This is BO3 match and the loser of this match will drop out of the tournament. Very risky match where both teams will play carefully.