WePlay Pushka League just ended with Team Secret triumphing, and there is no time for the rest. OGA Dota PIT 2020 Online is starting with the wednesday with the best teams from Europe and CIS region. Let’s analyze day 1.
OG @ 1.48
Day 1 will start with the 2x TI champions facing HellRaisers, an up and coming CIS team. The main question here is, who will play for OG? Will Topson finally return to the main lineup and will he play in this tournament? There are some indications that he is back, but let’s wait for the official confirmations, which will most probably be a few hours before their match starts.
HellRaisers had a good 5-1 run in their WePlay Pushka League group, but they showed a lot of weakness in the playoffs, losing to NiP and Virtus.Pro. All the way around, NoTail’s team is a way better squad, and even if they had a disastrous performance in WePlay Pushka League, I would give them advantage any day of the week, especially vs HellRaisers. Their last match 28 days ago was won by OG 2-0.
FlyToMoon @ 1.69
In the last month, these two teams played 2 times and both times Vikin.gg came out victorious. Since then, I would say FlyToMoon has improved a lot. Even though they didn’t manage to grab their playoff spot in the WePlay Pushka league, they showed some amazing games and decent performance. Now, they are on a 5 match winning streak and they have beaten Spirit, B8, VirtusPro, Team Empire and other teams in various tournaments. How they will prepare for their first European challenge in a while, we will see. I think this will be a close match, and I give a slight edge to FlyToMoon. Vikin.gg is an amazing squad with a lot of potential, I just like the FTM lineup better on the paper.
Virtus.Pro +1.5 @ 1.56
Team Secret just won the WePlay Pushka League and a $70,000 check. A day after, they are playing in a new league already. Even though all matches are online now, the schedule is so stacked, teams don’t have time to rest and their schedules are busy. Can Virtus.Pro use this situation? Maybe they can. I would say that Virtus.Pro are one of the top 3-4 teams in Europe right now, but sometimes they have big drops in their performance. For example in their last match vs Liquid in the WePlay Pushka league playoffs.
Solo is a good captain and drafted, No(o)ne can carry games, but it’s questionable if they will be able to do it vs Secret today. Secret is a big favourite here and a safe bet, but I do believe in Virtus.Pro. I think there is a small to no chance that Virtus.Pro takes the match, but there is a chance for VirtusPro to take the map here. Give a good carry hero to No(o)ne and he will make wonders. Otherwise, Secret are big big favourites. Team Secret ML is a good bet in case you can get decent odds.
Team Liquid @ 1.46
After seeing Team Liquid in the WePlay Pushka playoffs, their victory should be logical here. But NiP is not a bad team and they showed already that they can beat Liquid. Their last match was 18 days ago and NiP celebrated a 2-0. Team Liquid was impressive in the WePlay Pushka playoffs, and they found their pace and plays.
This match is Europe vs Europe, and I do think NiP has a chance to take a map, but overall favourites for me are Team Liquid. In the last 5 matches Liquid has 3 wins and 2 losses. 2 of those losses are Team Secret and VP.Prodigy, while surprisingly enough they have beaten Virtus.Pro 2 times. Sadly enough for NiP, they are looking to be in some sort of crisis, winning only 1 of their last 5 matches. Favourites here to take the match vs Team Liquid, and they should be able to do it.