After 3 match days of the OMEGA League main division, the situation in both groups is getting pretty hot. We already saw few surprises, and day 4 is bringing us another 3 hot clashes.
Vikin.gg @ 2.03
FlyToMoon recently underwent a roster change. The team parted ways with Alohadance just days before the start of the OMEGA League. FlyToMoon has traditionally been significantly better than Viking.gg. However, Viking.gg has produced some strong Dota 2 in the past few months. The team coached by ImmortalFaith has improved dramatically on its hero pool, which gives the team an advantage in the drafting phase. Viking.gg has qualified for several tier 1 tournaments in that past few months. The team qualified for OMEGA League via the closed qualifier finishing second in the qualifiers. My pick here would be Vikin.gg because they showed amazing games vs OG and NiP in their previous group matches and they have a good history vs CIS teams overall. Minus for FTM is that they went through roster changes, and that might affect their gameplay.
Team Secret -1.5 @ 1.37
Team Secret opened their group stage of this tournament with a strong 2-1 win over Team Liquid. And that was most probably the strongest opponent in their group that they could face in the opening round. On the other side, NiP didn’t manage to take a series yet. From 2 matches, they have 2 losses and the only map they’ve managed to take was vs Vikin.gg. In the last 3 months, those two teams played 3 times, and Secret won all 3 times. 9-0 in maps, really impressive. However, Team Secret is a better team overall and it seems like NiP is not in strong form right now. There shouldn’t be a doubt about Team Secret’s win here. However, -1.5 handicaps are always very risky. Still, I do think Team Secret will crush NiP with 2-0 on Thursday.
Nigma @ 1.60
Team Nigma and Evil Geniuses are two teams that played against each other numerous times. Although I think that EG is the better option here, Nigma is one of the teams that has what it takes to bring down their mighty NA enemies. Both teams are in pretty good form, which is why it will be hard to call a clear winner here. Nonetheless, I believe that Nigma has a slight edge here, although both teams will be playing with a stand-in, which should be taken into account. Nigma opened their group A with a 2-1 win over Alliance, while EG did beat 5men, the weakest team in the competition. rmN- did fit perfectly into Nigma’s lineup, and he is replacing Kuroky pretty decently. I do believe that will be their series to win. EG is not consistent and they didn’t play in a full lineup for quite some time now.