Claro Gaming Apu League Season 3 – Will Infinity continue their climb?
Tuning into the South American scene, we have the Claro Gaming Apu League Season 3 running its course on January 25. South American teams don’t generally have the biggest fan base outside of the content, let alone a non-Valve sponsored tournament.
Yet, there are notable teams worth mentioning, and some interesting matches ahead of us. Infinity are the talk of the town after they dominated Division 2 of the South American DPC Tour 1. It’s time to match them up against other Division 1 teams and see where they stand.
Claro Gaming Apu League Season 3 Tournament Format and Teams
The Claro Gaming Apu League Season 3 features a complete group stage and playoffs bracket. Eight teams are distributed into two groups of four teams in a GSL-style format, where matches are best-of-three. The top two teams from each group advance to the Playoffs, where it’s double-elimination best-of-three format, except for the best-of-five grand finals.
Notable teams that played in the Dota Pro Circuit 2021-22 (DPC2021-22) include: Infinity, Balrogs, Hokori, Omega Gaming, SG esports, and Fusion Gaming. The qualifier winners to fill the rest of the competition are Los Amayitos and Dreamers Esports.
Among these DPC participants, Infinity and Balrogs particularly stood out as they were the top seeds in the Division 2 bracket. On the contrary, Fusion Gaming, formerly known as Unknown Team, has been sloppy as they end Division 2 with last place, and demotion into open qualifiers next DPC2021-22 Tour. Hokori and SG esports are the only Division 1 participants, but at sixth and eighth (last) place respectively, they have nothing to brag about.
I’ve found three upcoming matches with good odds for Dota 2 betting.
Infinity vs Fusion Gaming
Now, here’s an example of a blatantly one-sided match. Fusion Gaming has been disappointing after placing last in Division 2 DPC2021-22. Couple this with the fact that Infinity is absurdly strong right now, which for the record, didn’t lose a match in DPC2021-22. Fans were quick to point out that Fusion Gaming’s drafts were lacklustre and didn’t fit the current meta. Late game drafts aren’t reliable these days due to how mid-game combos often snowball successfully.
The power gap between these teams is also reflected in the odds, where Infinity has x1.08 versus Fusion Gaming at x5.74 returns. I fully expect Infinity to go undefeated in their entire group.
SG esports vs Omega Gaming
SG esports and Omega meet up right after both matches won their opening duels.
SG earned themselves a notorious reputation for being a one-trick pony. While they have the right idea to play the fast-paced midgame, the execution was poor and easily countered. Yet, the strategy seemed to work against Hokori yesterday, and they might try to pull out the same strats vs Omega today.
Omega Gaming isn’t entering this match with many disadvantages. They have decent drafting potential, and dont just roll over and take an L. This was clearly evident in how they prolonged their match with Los Amayitos and ultimately won.
The Dota 2 odds are in favor SG Esports at x1.4 versus Omega at x2.59 returns. There is a solid chance Omega upsets in this series, so dont be afraid to put a mid sized singles bet on them.
Balrogs vs Dreamers Esports
Once again, Balrogs is depicted as the favorites heading into the Claro Gaming Apu League Season 3. However, Dreamers Esports is a relatively new team, and there’s no telling what Dreamers have up their sleeves. Even so, Balrogs isn’t the top seeds in Division 2 for nothing. They haven’t dropped a match in Division 2, besides their loss to Infinity. On paper, Balrogs specializes in pulling off unorthodox drafts, which work well most of the time.
Much like Infinity’s case as the prominent tea, Dreamers Esports will have a tough time opposing the top seeds of DPC2021-22. As such, Balrogs has x1.23 versus Dreamers Esports at x3.48 odds.
The opening matches at Claro Gaming Apu League Season 3 will give us a glimpse into what the participants are capable of. As teams conclude their run at DPC2021-22 Tour 1, Infinity set their sights on the Tour 2 and proving they are a S-tier team in South America.
Today’s odds are courtsey of GG.BET, who offer exclusive odds covering the Claro Gaming Apu League Season 3.