Today we are following D2CL 2021 Season 2 and i-League 2021.
Chinese i-League is going to the playoff stage with some of the best Chinese Dota teams participating. Here are my picks and predictions for both tournaments. D2CL Day 3 and i-League 2021 playoffs Day 1.
Team Aster +1.5 @ 1.55
Those two teams have a very rich history. They played a dozen times this year, and they exchanged wins mostly. In this tournament’s group stage, they played 2 times. PSG.LGD was a stronger team both times as they took 2-0 victories in 2 series. However, Aster is not a team to be taken lightly, actually they are in a really good form, right before The International. I do believe they can surprise PSG.LGD and take a map off them for sure. There are a lot of matches where PSG.LGD are favourites.
Nemiga Gaming @ 1.61
In their 1st series in this tournament, Nemiga took a 2-0 victory over Fantastic Five, which was kinda expected. Yesterday, V Gaming surprisingly won against Winstrike (2-0). In a fantastic series against Winstrike as favourites, they’ve managed to surprise us all. However, I don’t see them go far in this competition. Nemiga should be a better and more experienced squad in all fields and I predict a victory for Nemiga today. Odds are decent.
PuckChamp @ 1.41
Those two teams faced each other 3 times this year. All 3 times PuckChamp was a stronger team. 2-0, 2-1, 2-1 were the results of their matches. This time, I do believe Puckchamp can repeat the same, as victory should be in their hands. After watching Winstrike playing V Gaming, I don’t think they are in the right form for this competition. They are playing this tournament with a slightly different roster compared to their original squad, and this team it looks like is not on this level. PuckChamp however lost to Hellbear Smashers in round 1, but honestly, their opponent is a much better team at this point, so it was expected.
AS Monaco Gambit @ 1.64
This could be a very hard match to predict. Gambit is playing with a different lineup, and Hellbear Smashers have General playing position 3 for this tournament. And that move is showing as a good move for now, since Hellbears have 2 wins out of 2 matches for now. They crushed Puckchamp and Team Unique 2-0, and those were not easy teams to beat. This could go to all 3 maps, possibility is there, but if you want to bet on ML, I suggest Gambit. On the paper and roster wise they should be slightly better, even though rosters are adjusted.