While we wait for the biggest tournament of the year, The International 10, some tournament organizers are trying to fill up the void with Dota 2 matches
One of such interesting tournaments is Dota 2 Champions League 2021 Season 2. Here are my picks and predictions for Day 2 of the event group stage.
Winstrike @ 1.51
Winstrike had a pretty good last few months on the competitive stage, as they were showing great games. They improved and upgraded their game quite a lot since the beginning of the year, no doubt about that. However, it’s questionable how they will approach this small tournament. V Gaming is like tier 3 CIS team and they were doing very good in lower level tournaments vs small teams. Unbeaten in July, but that doesn’t matter. Winstrike is the strongest team that they will face until now, and because of that there is no doubt for me who will take this series.
Spider Pigz @ 1.55
Both Spider Pigz and Fantastic Five played their opening series yesterday. And both teams lost their matches. Spider Pigz played a close series vs Gambit and in their 1-2 loss they didn’t look quite bad vs Gambit who are the favourites in this tournament. On the other side, Fantastic Five were crushed by Nemiga with a clean 0-2 result. What to expect in this series? Maybe a 3 map match, but I would give advantage to Spider Pigz for sure. They can play quite well when everything aligns for them.
Hellbear Smashers @ 1.57
This will be a very interesting series. In their last clash, Team Unique took 2-0 victory over Hellbear Smashers. That was in May. However, after that Unique made some lineup changes, and I don’t see them being so good right now, with 2 new players in their lineup. On the other hand, Hellbear Smashers took a 2-0 victory over solid PuckChamp in round 1 of this tournament. In the end, I do believe betting on Hellbear Smashers ML is a good bet and has an okayish value just because Unique has a way lower chance just of their lineup.