Dota 2 Champions League 2021 Season 3 is the only bigger European league that is giving us higher tier action right now. And it is coming to an end. 2 more play days, 4 more matches. Here are my picks for Tuesday matches.
HellRaisers @ 1.98
V Gaming are one of the nicest surprises in this tournament, coming from the CIS region. On the other hand, HellRaisers look so strong, at least on paper. With names like Resolution, pasha and lil they look like one of the best teams in this tournament. However, in reality they struggled a lot to come to this. With barely pulling out of the group stage with only 4 wins out of 9 matches, they managed to get 2 straight wins in a row in the playoffs to found themselves at the brink of the grand finals. 2-0 vs Nemiga and 2-1 vs Spider Pigz are surely results that are filling their confidence, but V Gaming is not an easy team. After all, V Gaming are favourites in this series according to sportsbooks. V Gaming won the group stage with 8 wins and 1 loss, and they beat B8 and PuckChamp to come here. I do believe this can be a very close series potentially, and HellRaisers could have more chances then odds are showing. Amazing odds on HR, worth it.
B8 +1.5 @ 1.66
Team Empire came here as the 2nd best team in the group stages. With 7 wins and 2 losses, they were favourites vs Spider Pigz in the playoffs round 1. However, they failed to perform and they dropped to the lower bracket, where they had 2 successful matches vs Nemiga and PuckChamp. However, both series went to 3 maps as Team Empire couldn’t find their winning rhythm. Even though Empire are favourites in this series vs Dendi’s B8, I do believe Dendi is too experienced for not to be able to create a distribution in this series. Actually, B8 showed some amazing results in the playoffs so far. 2-1 win vs Unique and 2-0 vs Spider Pigz boosted their confidence, and they showed that they can pull a map wins when nobody expects them to. I do believe B8 will have a hard task in front of them if they want to win this one, but taking one map vs favorites Empire is surely a big yes.