In the absence of top European or North American Dota 2 tournaments, we are focusing today on the Chinese Dota 2 scene. We are following 2 tournaments that are currently going on in China with tier 1 Chinese teams. Let’s analyze all 4 matches.
RNG @ 1.25
A few months back Royal Never Give Up was one of the finest Chinese teams. Today, their form is very bad and they are struggling to perform. Their last results from the CDEC or Invictus Gaming matches are showing that. Don’t get me wrong, they are still one of the best teams out there but their form has dropped drastically.
On the other side Team Sirius did beat EHOME and they did take a map off Invictus Gaming. For a new squad those are pretty nice results. Both teams are underperforming, and the smartest bet here would be to bet big on an RNG win. Otherwise, if you are a little bit braver, RNG -1.5 handicap can be a good bet too. RNG are big favourites here and there is a chance for them to 2-0 Sirius.
PSG.LGD @ 1.22
Aster is in terrible form. 1 win from the last 5 matches is surely something not to be proud of. In the last 1 month, they’ve played vs PSG.LGD 2 times and they’ve lost both times without taking a map. PSG.LGD is one of the top 2 Chinese Dota 2 squads currently, but they are famous too for underperforming in certain matches when you don’t expect it. They are currently 4-1 in this league, while Aster have 2 wins out of 3 matches. Playing handicap here is a very big risk. I do believe going +1.5 / -1.5 is a 50-50 chance here. Anything can happen, but in the end I do think PSG.LGD will take this match. They are in much better form lately and they are a stronger team overall.
Invictus Gaming @ 1.49
A high pressure match. This is the lower bracket round 1 match where one team will fall short and will be eliminated. Who would have thought that IG will play in the lower bracket so early, as I do think they are one of the strongest teams in China right now. In the last 1 month, these two teams have played 3 times, and IG celebrated victory every time. 2-0, 2-1 and 2-1. However, currently they are on a 3 match losing streak and I’m not sure how they will perform today. Overall, they are a better squad. Very high possibility of a 3 map match here. But betting on IG win here should be a decent bet if you find good ~ 1.50 odds.
EHOME @ 2.27
I think this will be the most interesting match of the day. Both teams have a chance for a win here. Especially since RNG is not in the greatest form. Their last clash went in favour of EHOME, and I do believe they have a decent chance to take the series today too. EHOME recently took down Vici Gaming, Invictus Gaming and PSG.LGD in various Chinese tournaments, while RNG have losses against CDEC and Invictus Gaming. Even though I do like RNG’s lineup more on paper, I do think this will be a much closer match then the odds are showing. I do think there is a value on EHOME bet. EHOME finished 1st in group A of this tournament with very nice 3 wins and 6-1 in maps. Pretty impressive performance so far in this season 2 of OGA Dota Pit.