This is the final day of Dota 2 Champions League 2021. Even though this is a tier 3 EU tournament, it’s the last bigger tournament in Europe right before The International starts. Lower bracket finals and grand finals are scheduled for today.
HellRaisers @ 1.81
HellRaisers did disappoint me a bit. In the upper bracket grand finals, they didn’t manage to snatch a win against a solid V Gaming. After 2-0 vs Nemiga and 2-1 vs Spider Pigz, they’ve had a great chance of ending in their first tournament grand finals in a while. But they’ve missed it as V Gaming was just too strong for them yesterday. 0-2 vs V Gaming brought them in an elimination match or in a match where the loser would finish in 3rd place. Potentially, this could be a very easy match to bet on, especially when we see the odds. HellRaisers are slight favourites, but that doesn’t mean anything as B8 are kicking really hard throughout the lower bracket. 3 straight matches, 3 wins in a row, but now they are facing the strongest opponent so far. Interestingly enough, HellRaisers lost to B8 with 0-2 in the group stages of the same tournament not a while ago. Can this mean something? Surely yes, but I do believe in other circumstances HellRaisers are really showing what they have. I’ll give a slight edge here to HellRaisers, if for nothing else, then for individual quality and strength.
This tournament, V Gaming’s performance is just over the roof. They won the group stage as they finished 1st. They were the best team in the playoffs so far, the only team that didn’t lose a single series yet. So whoever comes to the grand finals to face V Gaming will have a really hard time. HellRaisers already lost to V Gaming once, and I do think they can lose too. Regarding B8, I don’t think they can beat V Gaming in this stage, so the only team that can beat them are HellRaisers in my opinion, or at least to give them a hard task winning the trophy.