We have the first games for the CIS and Europe squads, even a bandaid EG, since the Beyond Epic tournament back in June. Here are my picks and predictions for Day 5 of OMEGA League Immortal Division.
Team Liquid @ 1.38
Viking.gg is one of the teams that usually performs really well whenever it is the underdog. In this case, Team Liquid is definitely the bigger name here and should be able to claim the victory. However, this won’t be easy because, as we mentioned, Vikin.gg is a team that you shouldn’t underestimate. We saw that in their last match vs FlyToMoon, where Vikin.gg was an underdog. They’ve managed to take that series 2-1 and now they are holding 3rd place in their group B with 2 wins and 1 loss. They are doing surprisingly well in this tough competition. I would definitely go with Team Liquid ML here, even though I do think that Vikin.gg is capable of taking a map here, depending on a good / bad day they will have.
Team Nigma -1.5 @ 1.82
Team Nigma ML is definitely a way to go here. This must be a win for the Nigma. However, I’m going with a much riskier -1.5 Nigma handicap bet, since I do think that they can win this series 2-0 easily. Evil Geniuses gave them a hard time yesterday with a long 3 game series. They’ve lost the series, but they are still one of the best teams in the European region. Swedish / Danish 5men squad did surprise NaVi with 2-1 win, but Evil Geniuses did put them back at the bottom, with their clean 2-0 series win. If you want a safer bet and if you can find decent 1.30 odds or similar, go Team Nigma ML, otherwise I recommend Nigma handicap. Much better return for a very likely outcome.
OG @ 1.36
OG is one of the best Dota 2 teams. With the return of Ceb, this team looks really strong once again. The OG roster has a unique playstyle that sets the team apart from other Dota 2 teams. They have an aggressive early to mid game and are not afraid to take advantage of the smallest loopholes in the enemy’s playstyle. FlyToMoon recently kicked its in-game leader, RodJer. This change is bound to affect the team’s performance as he was one of the best players on the team and definitely the most experienced at Tier 1 Dota 2. FlyToMoon did make their debut yesterday vs Vikin.gg. They’ve managed to lose the series, even if they were slight favourites. That’s what I was talking about the day before. With the roster change, they are still not adjusted to each other, and chemistry is not there yet, like it was in the old squad. OG is a way to go here. FlyToMoon is a really strong squad, and they could surprise, but in the end i’m expecting OG to take this series.