LGD vs. Virtus Pro: Esports Betting Prediction @ Dota 2 Asia Championships 2018 Main Event

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Tournament Introduction:

The top sixteen teams all over the world gather for the DAC 2018 to compete for a prize pool of $1,000,000, 1,500 Qualifying Points and the grand honour. Six direct invites will be joined by the other ten competitors: the qualifying teams from the six qualifier regions. Who will raise the mighty Radiance – we will find out in Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai, China in spring.

Format

  • Main Event
    • Breakout
      • 8 teams: 3rd – 6th place teams from each group
      • one-round Bo3 single-elimination bracket.
      • 4 winners advance, losers are eliminated.
    • Playoffs
      • 8 teams: 4 winners of the Breakout and the Top 4 winners from Group Stage
      • Double-elimination bracket.
      • The first two rounds of the Lower bracket are Bo1, while the Grand Finals are Bo5. Others are Bo3.

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LGD

  • China Wang “Ame” Chunyu
  • China Lu “Somnus/Maybe” Yao
  • China Yang “Chalice” Shenyi
  • China Xu “fy” Linsen
  • Malaysia Yap Jian “xNova: Wei

LGD are putting quite a show at DAC 2018. Ruthless and highly aggressive, LGD spared almost no one in their Group.
The Chinese’s squad ganking style is poetry in motion as they seem to have a knack for turning at the right time, onto the right hero and then getting out of there with minimal or no casualties.

Their success, up until now, could be mostly attributed to some fantastic drafting picks, as well as a strong lane presence in the early and mid-game.

Unfortunately,y LGD can’t manage to turn the early game victory into a late-game success, as the squad showed great struggle in this regard. Sadly for them, this almost cost them an elimination after a disastrous result against Mineski.

LGD managed to pull off some really good ganks, although some of them ended up in costly overextensions.  Still, LGD was the king of the match-up, until the mid-game. The squad has failed to keep Minesky firmly under their boot and with just enough breathing room for the SEA squad, LGD quickly saw the game turn around,

If LGD is to move forward in this tournament they really need to keep the heat on and reap the fruits of their early battle, before they turn sour in their mouths.

Virtus.Pro

 

  • Russia Roman ”RAMZES666” Kushnarev
  • Ukraine Vladimir ”No[o]ne” Minenko
  • Russia Pavel ”9pasha” Khvastunov
  • Russia Vladimir ”RodjER” Nikogosyan
  • Russia Alexei ”Solo” Berezin

Virtus.Pro has been killing it in the Lower Bracket of the Dota 2 Asian Championship 2018!
After some resounding victories in the past days, their last battle, against TnC, there are some great and not so great points to be made about this team’s actual status.

Virtus.Pro remains one of the top dogs in the CIS squad and probably one of the most ruthless squads in teamfights.

Still, Virtus.Pro is also one of the more inflexible (playstyle-wise) teams out there. This squad is a fantastic aggressor, but if they don’t start putting the pressure early, they seem to lose their rhythm and everything just falls apart.

It starts with their drafts, as certain heroes and combos( Tiny, Tusk, Slardar etc.) will dictate what time frame( 30min+ or hard late game) and playstyle(early aggression or farming the cores) VP is aiming for.

We would love to see a mix of strategies coming from VP, as it keeps expands their drafting options and it freshens up their games, but maybe not at this point in time. Too much is a stake for VP to no play the game their are the best at,

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