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Dota 2 Champions League 2021 Season 6 Playoffs Predictions and Match Analysis

The long-awaited Dota 2 Champions League 2021 Season 6 is finally storming through the Playoffs. Sure, the playoffs match-ups had some hiccups, but with the playoffs invitees finalized, the action can begin. Natus Vincere, Entity, Team Tickles, and Coolguys make up the selection of four playoffs direct invitees. However, after witnessing the group stage, we can rest assured that these group stage top seeds can give their opponents a run for their money.

Nemiga and Team Tickles were the first two teams to advance to the next round, as we look at some interesting matches in both brackets.

Entity vs CIS Rejects

Ironically, the CIS Rejects aren’t that shabby for a team of rejects. With players boasting achievements as major champions during their prime, this is one team that truly can deliver at a grander stage than the Dota 2 Champions League 2021 Season 6 itself.

The team is led by a former Virtus.pro players, which is a terrifying fact on its own. However, the player that puts CIS Rejects as an upcoming powerhouse is Artsiom “fng” Barshak himself. He’s renowned for his vast knowledge in drafts and captainship, exactly what a team of rejects need for leadership. With their recent success in the group stage, they are most certainly a fan favorite against Entity.

Team Entity is the latest brand name to venture into the Dota 2 Esports by signing Creepwave in late 2021. The team is made up of decent players, to say the least, and currently competes in the Dota Pro Circuit 2021-22 Western Europe’s Division 2 bracket. After four weeks of intense DPC action, it’s blatant that Entity features a formidable line-up that will be promoted to Division 1 soon.

As such, this won’t be a one-sided match in any regard, but CIS Rejects do have x1.66 odds versus Entity at x2.16 odds.

Natus Vincere vs Brame

The other high-profile match between Navi and Brame. Navi as a CIS powerhouse has fallen off since last season, missing the International 10 (TI10) and undergone drastic roster shuffles.

Despite boasting several seasoned players in their arsenal, Navi still feels subpar after three weeks of DPC2021-22 action. With many more high-profile teams to face, Navi doesn’t exactly have the best form even in the Dota 2 Champions League 2021 Season 6 Playoffs. The same can be said for Brame, despite qualifying for the playoffs.

However, that’s as far as similarities go, as Navi prefers initiations for swifter hunts and punishing opponents for overextending fights. Whereas Brame prioritizes midgame timing and escalates it into objective-based snowballing. Hence, while we can expect various hero drafts, their playstyle on paper is relatively straightforward.

Although Navi isn’t as dominant as fans anticipated, they do have the lower odds at x1.47 versus Brame at x2.6 returns.

Team Tickles vs Nemiga Gaming

Nemiga Gaming as the more seasoned candidate in Eastern Europe looks more promising in winning this match. They certainly feel underrated at times, as they often put up very durable drafts that effectively outlast their opponents. Meanwhile, Team Tickles too has a prominent stack to boast about. Featuring Marcus “Ace” Hoelgaard and Melchior “Seleri” Hillenkamp, Team Tickles’ performance as a former Division 2 team certainly shocked us.

This series can go either way, while the Dota 2 odds are in favor of Tickles at x1.36 versus Nemiga at x3.03. Won’t be surprised if there is a massive upset here.

Coolguys vs HYDRA

The Coolguys aren’t exactly as cool as we thought, not with their fourth consecutive loss at the DPC2021-22. Despite participating in Division 1 of DPC2021-22 Western Europe, the power gap between Coolguys and other candidates is just overbearing. They seem too obsessed with chaotic teamfights, whereby sustainability was never considered. This puts Coolguys at a disadvantage heading into their latest opponent.

The people hail HYDRA, as strong candidates in the Dota 2 Champions League 2021 Season 6. Sporting a well-known stack of players, HYDRA quickly grew to become a mainstay amongst teams in its ranks. The odds certainly favor Hydra at x1.62 over Coolguys at x2.23 returns. Considering HYDRA showcased absolute dominance in their matches, the selection is pretty clear here.

With that, the Dota 2 Champions League 2021 Season 6 Playoffs couldn’t look any better for Dota 2 betting with the odds we found at GG.BET. These are exciting games ahead of us, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg for what’s in store for this weekend. Stay tuned for more Dota 2 Champions League 2021 Season 6 Playoffs matches occurring this week.

Marcus Wong

[Staff Writer] Kicking off his writing career way back in college, Marcus wrote about Esports while pursuing a degree in Software Engineering. He covers various Esports titles such as Dota 2, but not limited to CS:GO, League of Legends, and PUBG. While Marcus doesn’t play Dota 2 professionally, he can often be found playing ranked pubs in the 5,000 MMR skill bracket of SE Asia server.

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