The show must and will go on-line! ESL One Los Angeles 2020 is being played and broadcasted online with 34 teams in five regional online leagues from March 28 to April 19. Teams are competing for a total $375,000 USD prize money in a round-robin Bo3 format with a Best-of-Five grand final. Let’s analyze some Monday matches.
NewBee +1.5 @ 2.49
The Chinese group stage of ESL One Los Angeles is so stacked that NewBee are an underdog here. Can you believe that? Vici is for sure one of the best teams in the world in the last few months, but lately they are not doing good. After 2 rounds being played, they are 1-1, same as NewBee. Vici last played Newbee in DreamLeague Leipzig Major, and they won the match with 2-0. Now they have 2 losses behind themselves, 0-2 vs RNG and 2-3 vs PSG.LGD, while NewBee surprisingly won vs Invictus Gaming with 2-0 this Sunday. Even though Vici are big favourites here, I think that NewBee can take a map in this match for sure. Their confidence after an IG victory is high.
Royal Never Give Up +1.5 @ 1.84
PSG.LGD played vs RNG 2 days ago in the China Dota 2 Professional League. They won that match 2-0. But after that they’ve had 2 hard and close matches. One vs Vici Gaming where they lost 1-2, and another one vs EHOME where they barely took the win with a 2-1 score. On the other side, it seems like RNG’s form is rising as they won both vs Vici Gaming and Invictus Gaming with clean 2-0 results, and all that in the last 2 days. RNG is currently holding 1st place here with 2 victories, while PSG.LGD have 1 win and 1 loss. Even though PSG.LGD are favourites on all sportsbooks, I do think RNG is capable of taking a map off them, even maybe surprising them. This handicap bet is a very nice bet with amazing odds.
Invictus Gaming @ 1.47
Last time EHOME faced Invictus Gaming was 1 month ago in ESL One Los Angeles Major CN qualifiers. Of course they lost that match 0-2 since Invictus Gaming was in amazing shape then. Seems like today all Chinese teams are rising in form and competition is getting really tough. Both teams are currently on a 2 loss streak, while Invictus Gaming is holding last place in this competition with 2 losses from 2 matches. Invictus Gaming must win this, they will have a lot of pressure on themselves if they want to fight for top 4 positions. Nice odds on their win, even though EHOME is capable of pulling off 1 map for sure. My money is on IG here.
CR4ZY +1.5 @ 1.72
Evil Geniuses and CR4ZY had an interesting clash 7 days ago in the WeSave! Charity Play North American division. In the grand finals EG beat CR4ZY 3-1. But I must say CR4ZY is looking better and better with each day. On Sunday they have beaten Business Associates with a clean 2-0 result. That means they are currently holding 1st place in the North American division of this ESL One Los Angeles online tournament. EG surprisingly lost to Quincy Crew 1-2 and are currently in 3rd place with 1 loss from 1 match. Let me just mention that Ryoya and BuLba are standing for Abed and RAMZES666 in this tournament. CR4ZY has a big chance here to take down EG. Handicap on CR4ZY here is an amazing bet with good odds.