BTS Pro Series is getting pretty hot. Statistically, one team has already secured a top spot and playoffs of the tournament, while other teams are still fighting for the top 8 spots that are leading into the playoffs. Yesterday’s matches were pretty much one sided. Let’s analyze and see what can happen on Friday match day.
mudgolems -1.5 @ 1.58
Mudgolems are pretty hot in this tournament. They are on a 2 match winning streak. 2-0 vs NiP and 2-0 vs 5men brought them on the edge of top 3 positions on the table. I’m worry because they’ve managed to drop a map to HellRaisers and Khan, two CIS squads. Since they are facing another CIS squad next, Team Empire, let’s be careful here. They are heavy favourites here, but the Empire can always have a better day. Empire is playing disastrously and they are currently placed on 8th place in the rankings with 4 losses and 3 draws. All in all, I expect mudgolems to take this series with a clean 2-0. They’ve already shown that they are ready to beat better teams, so I don’t see a reason why they can’t beat the Empire here.
NiP @ +1.5 @ 1.50
We have a pretty interesting situation here as Vikin.gg already secured their playoff spot. They are currently holding 1st place in the rankings with five 2-0 wins and only 1 draw. No losses yet as they showed dominant performance. In my opinion they are the best Dota 2 team here and they are the biggest favourite to take this tournament. As they already secured their playoff spot, they might drop their performance a bit and save it for the playoffs. That will be the chance for NiP for sure. NiP are holding 3rd place with 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. Surprisingly they were demolished by mudgolems, while they showed amazing performance vs CIS trio - Empire, B8 and Unique. Will this be enough to show some resistance to Vikin.gg and to take a possible map? We will see, but I think they are capable of doing it so.
Khan +1.5 @ 1.35
This will really interesting match between two best CIS squads in this tournament (not including HR). Those two teams are sharing 5th place in the rankings with the same points. However, Unique has 3 straight losses, while Khan has only 1 loss but 3 draw results. Khan managed to take maps of good teams like mudgolems and NiP in this tournament, which is pretty solid. On the other side, Unique managed to beat two weakest teams in the competitions, Empire and B8. They were crushed in every other match they’ve played. However, in this match, I do think those teams will split the points, so Khan handicap is a good way to go here, even the odds are a little bit lower.
5men -1.5 @ 1.36
There is only one outcome here. And that must be 2-0 for 5men. B8 is the weakest team in the competition as they’ve only managed to take 1 map from 12 maps in total that they’ve played. Pretty bad performance, as they are basically already eliminated from the tournament. They still have a minimal chance if the Empire will do very bad, but I doubt it. 5men are a much stronger squad and they are fighting for top 4 and playoff upper bracket. This should be one sided match.