OGA Dota Pit group stage has ended. 8 teams qualified for the playoffs, while 2 teams were eliminated. It’s time for the playoffs, let’s analyze the first two winners bracket matches.
OG @ 1.39
OG took 1st place in group A and with 4 wins they have dominated the group. The only map they have lost is to FlyToMoon on the last day of the group stage. Really impressive.
Ninjas finished 2nd in the group B with 3 wins and 1 loss. The only team who beat them was of course Team Secret with a 2-0 score. NiP showed good games vs Virtus.Pro, Liquid and Spirit, but would this be enough for the 2x TI champions? I don’t think so. OG are big favourites here, and you should grab those odds while they are still good. Their last clash was won by OG with a 2-1 result. Sumail and MidOne are a nice tandem, even if it’s noticeable that MidOne has a high ping since he is playing from Asia on an EU server. Notail should draft this match nicely to be able to take it 2-0.
Team Secret -1.5 @ 1.57
Team Secret are big favourites here. They have dominated group B with 4 wins and 8-0 in maps. Their performance in the last month or two is really impressive. They are the biggest favourites to take this tournament.
Alliance lost to OG, but won their matches against HellRaisers, Vikin.gg and FlyToMoon, even though it didn’t go as perfectly as they’ve planned. They struggled a lot in some of those matches. The problem with Alliance is that they win games when Nikobaby is having a good game, when he farms and creates space and plays for other players to come in. If he is struggling, the whole team starts to struggle and they simply lose the games or are getting outplayed. They are so dependent on him. I think Puppey as Secret’s captain is too experienced to let Nikobaby do whatever he wants. They will shut him down easily. Team Secret is a big favourite here. 2-0 for Secret is possible, but that handicap bet is very risky.