WePlay! Esports and its partners pledged a prize pool of $120,000, which, along with all the donated funds, will be equally split between CEPI and GlobalGiving to fight COVID-19. By the end of day 5, the esports community increased the prize pool to $200,000 and unlocked four fundraising milestones.
Total Maps: Over 3.5 @ 1.56
Team Nigma is a European esports organization founded by former Team Liquid members and four out of five of the Champions of The International 2017. Following the 2nd Place at The International 2019, captain KuroKy announced the team’s departure from Team Liquid with the idea of forming their own organization. Since then they won WePlay! Bukovel Minor 2020 and WePlay! Dota 2 Tug of War: Mad Moon, and they finished in the 9 - 12th position in DreamLeague Season 13. HellRaisers is very well known CIS esports organization with teams in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2. After a 2 year break, in September 2019, HellRaisers returned to Dota 2 with a new lineup. Since then, they made few changes to their roster, and today they are featuring their Dota 2 roster with superstar players like RodjER and old school veteran Funn1k. Their last bigger results were 3rd place at DOTA Summit 11 in November last year, 2nd place in russian Dota 2 Parimatch League Season 1. It’s important to say that they barely failed to qualify for the ESL One Los Angeles Major 2020. They lost to VirtusPro in the qualifiers 0-2.
I would say, this tournament had 2 favourites in the EU / CIS region. Team Secret and Team Nigma entered this WeSave! Charity Play as the biggest favourites, but they were forced to face each other in round 1. Nigma surprisingly took that win with a clean 2-0 result, and immediately they became the biggest contenders to win the grand finals in their region brackets. After 2-0 vs Team Secret, they won against Team Liquid in the best of 5 match 3-1. Surprisingly on the other side of the brackets we expected NaVi or Virtus.Pro in the grand finals, but that didn’t happen. Against all odds, HellRaisers showed us that they are really a team to watch for in the future. 2-1 vs VirtusPro and an incredible performance against NaVi with a 3-0 win, brought them to the finals. However, now they need to face one of the favourites, Team Nigma. Yes, Nigma are big favourites with approximate 1.20 odds for their win on picklebet. But this match is another best of 5 match series, and I do think if HellRaisers played like they played vs NaVi they can pull off at least 1 map vs Nigma. Over 3.5 total maps bet is really good and odds are decent. That means that we need to see at least 4 maps. For example: 3-1 for Nigma or any other similar score will do. Good bet overall.