All bigger local leagues are moved to online format due to the virus pandemic. Here are some interesting Parimatch League Season 2 and China Dota 2 Professional League matches that we will follow and watch on Friday.
Vici Gaming @ 1.44
ViCi Gaming and Invictus Gaming will lock horns in round one of the China Dota2 Pro League Season 1 playoffs this Friday. It will be their second meeting of the tournament after ViCi comfortably won their first clash during the first week of the season. ViCi finished the round robin stage as the first seed with an impressive 7-2 record, while Invictus Gaming secured promotion into the upper bracket by the skin of their teeth with a 5-4 record. In this BO3 match Vici will have a slight advantage, but I don’t think IG can’t surprise us. They surely can. Vici is in shock after they lost to a renewed PSG.LGD squad a few days ago, and Invictus Gaming can use that to their advantage. However, I do think Vici is still a big favourite here. Another good bet would be IG +1.5 handicap.
PSG.LGD @ 1.45
PSG.LGD is not the same team from 2018 anymore. Their play is so inconsistent and they were forced to make some changes to their lineup. Only a few days ago they still played with ASD, who is now benched. They brought eLeVeN from EHOME and their player Chalice switched to carry position. A lot of roster shuffles in just a few weeks time. We will see how this will affect them in the long run. However, they showed amazing play vs Vici Gaming in WePlay Charity Play a few days ago, demolishing them 3-0. Does that mean we are seeing some big change on the Chinese scene again? Can PSG.LGD come back again on the top of the Chinese scene as a dominant force? I do think so. RNG is a good squad, but after I saw how PSG.LGD played vs Vici Gaming, I don’t think they can beat them.
Hellraisers @ 1.45
After seeing how Hellraisers performed in WePlay Charity Play, it makes me really interested in what the future will bring for Hellraisers. They have beaten Virtus.Pro, NaVi and almost Team Nigma in a very close best of 5 series. It was a really amazing performance from them. I do think they will continue to show their good form in this CIS league too. In round robin of this league they have finished in 2nd place with 6 wins and 1 loss. They have won against FlyToMoon with 2-1 in the group stage, and I do think they can do it now too. Good odds on HellRaisers to win this match.
Virtus.Pro @ 1.13
Virtus.Pro finished as the top ranked team after round robin with 5 wins and 2 losses, but they had better map score and 2 points more than 2nd ranked HellRaisers. Winstrike finished in 4th place with only 3 wins and 4 losses. VirtusPro won their group clash vs Winstrike with a clean 2-0 score, but they didn’t show anything special in WePlay Charity Play this week. They were out of the tournament after round 1, losing to HellRaisers 1-2. They are so strong on paper with the top CIS players like NoOne and Resolution, but still they didn’t managed to show that strenght in the game. If they can work on their chemistry they can be a really scary team, but are they there yet? Surely, they are the big favourites vs Winstrike here. Possible 2-0 for VirtusPro too. Exploit the good odds if you can.