Chinese Dota is currently on the fire with 2 big Chinese leagues holding their competitions simultaneously. DPL-CDA Professional League and China Dota2 Professional League are hosting the best teams and organizations in China with over $300.000 for grabs. Let’s analyse the most interesting Friday matches.
Team Aster @ 1.69
Neither team has looked amazing in the group stage of OGA Dota Pit. Both teams barely grabbed their playoff spot, finishing 3rd. Aster finished 3rd in group A, while EHOME finished 3rd in group B. Both teams were placed in round 1 of the playoffs, where Aster managed to beat Invictus Gaming 2-0 in an amazing series, while EHOME was demolished by RNG 0-2. In the meantime Aster lost to Vici Gaming in an amazing series that ended 2-1 for Vici, but the last 2 maps were really close. Aster has 3 wins out of the last 5 Dota 2 matches, where EHOME sits only at 2 wins out of 5. Their last match was 20 days ago where Aster managed to beat EHOME 2-1. I do think we will see the same situation, and Aster has a better chance to take this match for sure.
Royal Never Give Up @ 1.56
I do believe that RNG may be the 2nd strongest Chinese team at the moment, right behind PSG.LGD, but they looked shaken on Thursday. They had to play 2 matches in 1 day, one after another. In the first one, they didn’t even try as PSG.LGD demolished them. After that, in their 2nd match of the day CDEC gave them a hell of a fight. RNG managed to barely win that match 2-1. The last clash between IG and RNG was a week ago, and IG celebrated their win with a 2-1 final score. In their last 3 matches, 2 times RNG took the match, and 1 time IG. Who will be this time? I do think RNG will do it, they must show good play and advance to the next round.
PSG.LGD @ 1.55
Number 1 team in China vs Number 2 team in China. This will be one hell of a match. Their last 2 matches were won by PSG.LGD while the last win was just yesterday in OGA Dota Pit, a clean 2-0. PSG.LGD is on the 4 match winning streak, while RNG in the last few days only lost to PSG.LGD two times. Coincidence? I do believe currently PSG.LGD is a slightly better team. In the DPL-CDA Professional League RNG is looking terrible, they are holding bottom of the standins with 2 losses, while PSG.LGD are holding 3rd place currently with 2 wins and 1 loss. Decent odds on PSG.LGD and this is a must take.