DreamLeague Season 13: The Leipzig Major is going to the playoff stage. We will cover 2 of the 4 upper bracket matches that will be played today. We will analyse the odds and our picks.
Nigma @ 1.73
The boys from Team Nigma are playing out of this world. They have managed to win the Bukovel Minor, and they have continued their amazing form in this DreamLeague season. They ended 2-0 in group A, beating TNC and Fnatic. First place in group A is playing 2nd place in group D, which is Evil Geniuses. After their amazing 2nd place finish at ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Singapore, they are looking like a washed up team in this tournament, at least in the group stages. They have been beaten by NaVi, but they have managed to beat PaiN and Team Liquid barely. It doesn’t look good for them now. But we all know EG are a playoff team, they always show their strengths in their playoff runs. I expect them to rise and show why they are currently one of the best teams in the world. But against this Nigma, it will be very hard. I’m giving a slight edge to Team Nigma.
Vici Gaming @ 1.24
Vici Gaming are recent ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Singapore champions and I would say the best team in the world currently, at least in the last few months. They have been dominating. But in DreamLeague and in group B, they have been beaten by Secret, who took the first place in that group. Deserved? Well yes, they have managed to outplay VG in BO3 series, beating them 2-1. After that loss, VG took everything in their hands and they showed what they are made of. 2-0 vs CHAOS and beastcoast gave them 2nd place and a playoff match vs their Chinese brothers, Invictus Gaming. Yes IG is definitely a strong team, a strong contender, but are they on a Vici’s level? I don’t think so. They showed us amazing performances against Alliance in group B, but can they repeat that vs Vici? Maybe. Invictus Gaming might win a map.