Day 3 of the OGA Dota PIT Invitational is here.
North America already lost their representatives, as Team Undying was the first team to be eliminated from the tournament. Tournament continues today and here are my picks and tips for two most interesting matches.
Fnatic @ 2.08
I’m going here with the “underdog”. This is an even match that is so hard to predict. Both teams have a chance to take a win here, but I think too much will depend on the draft. Fnatic crushed Thunder Predator 2-0 in round 1 of the event, but they lost to one of the tournament favourites afterwards, Tundra. Team Spirit played a close 1-2 series vs T1, but in the lower bracket they’ve managed to recuperate vs Team Undying. Even though it was not an easily won battle, 2-1 is a result that is leading them to fight Fnatic. I think Fnatic is really team that is possible to surprise anyone, especially CIS teams like Team Spirit. 3 maps could possibly happen here, but i’m going with a Fnatic ML bet here. Somehow, I have a fait that their SEA players are capable of carrying a fight against not too experience CIS players from Spirit.
PSG.LGD @ 1.80
This will be an epic match. A replay of ESL One Fall 2021 grand finals where Tundra faced PSG.LGD and won the championship by beating them 3-2 in a very back and forth series. I do believe PSG.LGD are coming to this event and series as the favourites to go all the way. Even though they’ve lost against Tundra recently, their opponents will have to do everything in their power to crush strong Chinese. PSG.LGD played 3 map series against Team Undying and T1 which they managed to win, while Tundra crushed weak SG esports with 2-0 in the round 1, and they did play a close 2-1 series vs Fnatic in the round 2. Pretty good showings from both squads for now, but this is grand finals before grand finals now. Those are two biggest candidates for the title here, and they are already facing each other. Upper bracket, round 3 it is. I favor Chinese here, just slightly.