New week is starting and we are again heavily on Dota 2. Action on all fronts, while Chinese scene is one of the most active regions with few tournaments. Vici Gaming is facing RNG. Together with that we will follow 2 other series from EU/CIS regions.
Vici Gaming @ 1.40
Vici is looking solid, even though far away from their top form. RNG is the team with the most matches played right now in the i-League. With 9 matches behind them, they have not so good 4-5 score. Their biggest wins were over Elephant and EHOME. On the other front Vici is still holding strong with 2 wins out of 3 matches. In this one, they are heavy favourites and they are looking to cement their position at the top 4 for now. Since this is a double round robin, Vici already played RNG once, and that series went to Vici’s favour easily, 2-0. Because of that odds are a bit lower on Vici, but still worth going for a bigger ML bet. Handicap is too risky here, because of the Chinese Dota 2 stage right now, as anything can happen.
Team Empire @ 1.68
This should be a really interesting series. Team Empire is actually looking solid in the lower division. They are still holding their ground and with a 2-1 they are on the edge of entering the top 2. They need this win desperately because this is a team that they can compete with on an equal level. B8 started to play something better too, even though I do think they don’t have any future. They can take a map off the Empire, that’s for sure, or they can even surprise them, but I think their chances are slim. This will be the first clash between those two orgs this year, and I do think Empire is a slight favourite after their solid win against Nigma.
Level UP -1.5 @ 1.42
Level UP is maybe the biggest surprise of the Dreamleague lower division. With 2 wins and 1 loss, they are firmly holding 2nd place in the rankings. They took a map of Vikin.gg, and they’ve beat 2 solid lower tier teams Into The Breach and Solid Frogs by 2-0. They are massive favourites here and I expect them to win pretty easily here vs the weakest team in the division. With 3 straight losses Hippomaniacs are just not on the level they should be for this league. Hopefully, we won’t see any surprises here.