While being a tier 2 Chinese tournament, Huya Dota2 Winter Invitational features some of the best teams from the Chinese region. Here are my Monday matches picks and predictions.
IO +1.5 @ 1.42
Even though Execration looks much more stronger on the paper, the situation in the group A is not looking that way. Execration is holding last place currently with just 1 win, while IO is holding 2nd place with 2 wins and 1 loss. I think betting on the match winner is so ungrateful here, that I’ve decided to suggest an IO +1.5 handicap bet. What they’ve shown until now should be enough to take off a map vs Execration.
Invictus Gaming @ 1.41
Invictus Gaming is far away from their prime Dota 2 time, but they are still a valuable Chinese squad looking to make a mess in such tournaments. Yes, Neon beat Execration, the same team that Invictus Gaming lost too. But that’s Chinese Dota and stuff like that are highly possible always. They have an amazing top tier lineup on the paper and they should be able to take down unconvincing Neon from the Philippines.
Team Aster @ 1.20
Team Aster is surely in the top 4 of the Dota 2 Chinese teams right now. With that being said, Invictus Gaming’s academy squad is far away from their level right now. Vitality never took a map off Aster in this calendar year and I do think today will be the same. Aster ML is the safest bet you can make, and if you want higher risks with a potential bigger odds and reward, Aster -1.5 handicap is a good bet to make.