OpTic Gaming vs. Virtus Pro: Esports Betting Prediction @ Dota 2 China Supermajor 2018

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Tournament Introduction:

The China Dota2 Supermajor is the final Major of the Dota Pro Circuit. The tournament has a prize pool of $1,500,000 USD & 2250 DPC Points up for grabs. 16 of the best teams of the world will come to Shanghai for the final test before The International 2018 from June 2nd to the 10th.

The final two days of the main event, June 9th/10th, will take place in the Yuanshen Gymnasium next to the Yuanshen Sports Centre Stadium in Shanghai, China.

Format

  • Group Stage
    • Four groups of four teams each.
    • Bo3 double-elimination (GSL) bracket.
    • Top two teams from each group advance to the Upper Bracket of Main Event.
    • Bottom two teams from each group advance to the Lower Bracket of Main Event.
  • Main Event
    • The playoffs will be held from June 4th to 10th.
    • Only the final two days will be in front of a live crowd.
    • Double-elimination bracket.
    • All games except Grand Finals are Bo3.
    • Grand Finals is Bo5.

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OpTic Gaming

 

  • Sweden Per “Pajkatt” Olsson Lille
  • USA Quinn “CC&C” Callahan
  • Israel Neta “33” Shapira
  • Sweden Ludwig “zai” Wahlberg
  • USA Peter “ppd” Dager

Despite being in the Lower Bracket, OpTic Gaming’s been kicking some serious ass in the past days. Two 2-0 victories has crowned the NA squad the King of Lower Bracket, but now the team will meet it’s first true opponent in the form of Virtus Pro.

Looking back at the game that transpired yesterday, we have to bring up ppd’s fantastic impact in drafting the heroes and captaining them through the match. Although the first game vs. TnC seemed a bit chaotic, it was the drafting that painted a clear picture of its outcome.

Even more in the second game, when the all-magick line-up of TnC was severely flawed, a flaw that OpTic managed to punish through its draft. The Huskar, the Rubick and the terrifying presence of a Lycan + Slardar spelt the doom of an army of „crummy wizards”.

The team executions were still dicey at times, with supports diving in a little too deep and getting piled on by the enemy heroes. It is clear that OpTic needs to exercise a little more caution when going in for a more cheecky kill. Even so, OpTic managed to outweigh its mistakes through good coordination and keeping its draft goal’s in mind: punish, murder, secure objectives.

Virtus Pro

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

Virtus Pro finding itself in the Lower Bracket has come to a surprise to many, after the team was considered almost unbeatable, almost.

It seems that PSG.LGD has cracked the code to VP’s highly-aggressive playstyle and that it even managed to punish VP’s eagerness to start a fight. VP did not expect such fierce retaliation from LGD, as many of the foes that end up running from the CIS squad usually end up dead.

VP continues to adhere to its playstyle, as tower-diving skirmishes did happened and the outcome was in favour for VP, but not to the extent that we or they were used to.

LGD’s drafting offered a great amount of survivability through its supports, but also through some of the core heroes, such as Bloodseeker and Brewmaster.  VP underestimated their opponents and the way they played, as the CIS team fell for a masterful „bait and switch” kind of tactic. Ember Spirit added an extra layer to it, being a hero able to relocate with ease.

It is important to take a good look at why VP failed in this last match-up so that we can see what the future may hold for its upcoming opponents. VP’s style is of immense power, in part due to the drafts and it’s players, but VP needs to show a little more restraint when facing opponents who are wise of how they operate so that it can avoid getting lured into some seriously disadvantageous positions and the engagements that come out of them.

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