Two more match days until the end of the ESL One Los Angeles 2020 - Online group stage. For now, the situation is the most interesting in Chinese and North American regions. European region hasn't started yet. Let’s analyse some of Tuesday matches.
NewBee +1.5 @ 2.08
The last match between PSG.LGD and Newbee was almost 3 months ago at the China Dota 2 Professional League Season 1 where PSG.LGD took the 2-0 victory. After that both teams had heavy schedules, especially last week or so. Newbee is looking pretty solid for now. They are holding 2nd place in the group stage with 2 wins and 1 loss from 3 matches played. On the other side PSG.LGD is in 4th place with only 1 win and 2 losses. Really strange to see that. PSG.LGD’s last match was vs RNG, where they lost 1-2. Newbee is doing surprisingly good, and they are on a 3 win streak overall. They have 3 wins - 2 vs Vici and 1 vs Invictus. They have won all matches without losing a single map. Really impressive. Taking into consideration all the results that we saw the last days between Chinese teams, I wouldn’t be surprised if Newbee could win this match. However, we must be careful here as PSG.LGD is playing really well too. Good bet here is map handicap on Newbee.
Invictus Gaming +1.5 @ 1.61
Those two teams have played 2 times in the last 3 days. Invictus Gaming won the first time 2-1, but Vici Gaming won the second time with the same result, 2-1. So how can we be smart and predict the real winner here if both teams are basically equal currently. Both teams can beat each other, that’s proven. It’s interesting that those 2 teams are holding the last 2 positions in the ESL One Los Angeles 2020 - Online China group stage. Invictus Gaming is in last place with 3 losses from 3 matches, while Vici Gaming is holding 5th place with only 1 win from 3 matches. Even though Vici Gaming are favourites here, I do think that Invictus Gaming can at least win their first map in this tournament. For now they are still at 0-6. Vici Gaming are for sure favourites here, since Invictus Gaming are on a 5 match lose streak. If you want a safer bet go for Vici Gaming win.
Quincy Crew @ 1.33
Quincy Crew were known as CHAOS until 5 days ago when the organization released their Dota 2 roster. Now they play under Quincy Crew until they find a new organization to represent. And I would say they did a miracle in the round one of the North American group stage. They won against Evil Geniuses 2-1. Yes, EG played with 2 standins, but anyway. It’s a pretty big and important victory for them. On the other side, Business associates lost against a very good CR4ZY squad. Quincy Crew are on a 2 win streak, beating Evil Geniuses and even Team Liquid recently. On the other hand, business associates are on 4 game losing streak and I’m not sure if they have the right answer for Tuesday’s match. Quincy Crew are the clear favourites for me here.