We are following day 3 of Dota 2 Champions League 2021 Season 2 playoffs. Today, focus will be on division 1 lower bracket and division 2 upper bracket.
Fantastic Five @ 1.54
Khan jumped in instead of Gambit. They are here to replace them and they joined this tournament with a standin roster with only 2 familiar names, Iceberg and goddam. I’m not sure that will be enough vs solid Fantastic Five. They ended in 7th place in the group stage with 4 wins and 5 losses, but they showed some nice games vs PuckChamp, Winstrike and Spider Pigz. This may be a hard game to bet because of the things we can expect from Khan, but in the end Fantastic Five roster looks solid and team spirit is already there.
Spider Pigz @ 1.62
Those two teams faced each other 2 times this year. Both Spider Pigz and Winstrike have one 2-1 victory under their belt. While all their matches went to 3 maps, this can happen easily too. Otherwise, Spider Pigz are slight favourites due to their recent plays and roster stability. Winstrike is a disaster at this tournament, even though they are playing with a standin. Only 2 wins vs group stage vs 4 wins under Spider Pigz. Odds are decent enough for a solid 3 unit bet, but let’s be careful. If you wanna risk more to get more rewards, Over 2.5 is a good pick too.
Hellbear Smashers -1.5 @ 1.98
Hellbear Smashers are surely one of the best teams in this tournament and top 3 favourites to take the championship. 8-1 in the group stages, 2-1 vs Chicken Fighters in the round 1 of the playoffs, 1-2 vs Team Spirit. Team Spirit did beat them, but it was a close one, and now they need to go all the way throughout the losers bracket. There is no room for mistakes here anymore, and for now the losers bracket looks pretty okay for them to go all the way. They are massive favourites here and I do think they have a high chance of taking this series 2-0.