As the 2021 Dota Pro Circuit’s first season of regional leagues ended, EPIC League Season 3 is here to fill the Dota2 void
Team Spirit -1.5 @ 1.47
Team Spirit are one of the best underdogs of the CIS Dota 2 scene for sure. They are silently looking to conquer it all and since they’ve been recruited by Spirit, they are looking even better with a good organization behind them. Last 5 matches, 3 wins and 2 losses. But what a series they’ve played. 1-2 vs Monaco Gambit, 1-2 vs VirtusPro, 2-1 vs Live to Win and 2-1 vs Natus Vincere. Amazing clashes and they showed there is basically a no team in the CIS region that can defeat them convincingly right now. NoTechies are a stack of players led by Solo, a famous Dota 2 captain. And their only win in the last 1 month or so was vs Team Spirit. They have a 2-1 win over them in the ESL One CIS Upper Division DPC tournament. And that was their last one. Since then, they’ve managed to lose 4 games in a row and some of them were vs much worse teams then Spirit. Empire, EXTREMUM, Unique. Those are the teams that managed to beat NoTechies. Drop in a form is visible. Spirit are big favourites here, but there is a big risk involved in a -1.5 handicap here. Make your own choice.
EXTREMUM -1.5 @ 1.51
Not much to say here. RussianDrill is a new Dota 2 stack on the block. This will be their first big official matches, if we don’t include qualifiers for this tournament. In the last 5 matches, EXTREMUM has 3 wins and 2 losses. They were fighting big guns in ESL One CIS Upper Division of DPC system and they are used to fight harder battles then this one vs team like RussianDrill. They are big big favourites here in this series and 2-0 for them is highly possible. -1.5 handicaps are always a big risk, but you should go with it here.
Tundra Esports @ 1.15
This is the match of the day in EPIC League. Tundra is one of the best rising EU squads vs young Team Unique squad led by ex VirtusPro and NaVi player CemaTheSlayer. You should aim for the Tundra ML or Tundra -1.5 handicap here too. Tundra is a better squad and even though they finished in 6th place in the DreamLeague EU DPC Upper Division, they did amazingly well. With wins over Liquid and Vikin.gg, and maps taken off OG and Secret they are looking to demolish Unique. Again, -1.5 handicap is a good way to go if you are catching higher odds, but it’s way more riskier. Tundra will surely win this series, anything else wouldn’t make sense. Those two teams are 2 levels from each other.