The European division of Dota 2 OMEGA League moves on. Both Divine and Immortal divisions are in playoff mode. Let’s analyze the most interesting matches on Wednesday.
Over 2.5 @ 1.89
5men will face Natus Vincere in the upper bracket round 2 of the Divine Division. NaVi and 5men were two of the teams who came from Immortal division. They dropped down to the tier 2 level of this league. They faced each other 18 days ago in the same league, where 5men took the 2-1 win. It was a close match, and I believe this one will be too. NaVi are confident after their last win vs HellRaisers, their CIS concurrent, while 5men are on a 2 match losing streak. Interestingly enough, 5men managed to take down Alliance a few days back. Strong performance for them. I think those two teams are on an even level, but performance is very questionable. It can be a very close match, and it will depend on how good day each of the teams has. Smartest bet here would be Over 2.5 maps.
Virtus.pro @ 1.78
I have no doubt here. Virtus.pro entered this tournament like a completely new squad compared to previous tournaments a few months back. They look good, they are aggressive and they are all over the map. NoOne is one of the best mid players in the Europe and CIS regions, and when he is performing their whole squad performs. Recently, they had a good win vs Evil Geniuses and a close loss vs Team Nigma, but still it should be enough. Team Liquid is a very strong team, but they’ve opened this tournament with 2 losses, one vs Vikin.gg and another one vs NiP. However, after that downfall, they’ve managed to break the curse and they’ve won 3 matches in a row. Their wins vs FTM, OG and 5men looked pretty strong, but I think Virtus.pro is something else. Liquid will have a hard time dealing with their aggressive style. It will be a close match for sure, but I’m giving a slight edge to Virtus.pro this time.
Over 2.5 @ 1.92
In their last 3 clashes in recent times, Vikin.gg has taken 2 wins, while Alliance took only 1. Strangely enough, Alliance was more successful in the tournaments recently compared to Vikin.gg. This is a high risk match as the loser is going home. Even though Alliance are favourites here, I would give a chance to Vikin.gg too. They are looking good this tournament, they are showing a lot of strengths. Their wins vs FTM, Liquid and NiP show that. They are surely able to take a map off Alliance, who is playing with a stand-in. And if Vikin.gg takes a map, everything is open from there. 3 maps here are highly possible.