Dota 2 Champions League 2021 Season 2 Playoffs Predictions
Dota 2 Champions League 2021 Season 2 has finally concluded its group stage. The two weeks worth of matches between ten participants shed some light on the biggest winners and losers. Since all ten teams are still playing the playoffs, albeit, in different divisions, there’s no better opportunity to reflect on these teams’ performances.
And finally, since its EsportsDotNet, we have to set our predictions and throw the book at the Dota 2 odds on offer.
Hellbear Smashers vs Chicken Fighters
Marcus “Ace” Hoelgaard’s brainchild, Hellbear Smashers, is considered one of the stronger candidates in the Dota 2 Champions League 2021 Season 2. With a convincing seven-win streak, they are definitely on the right path to secure at least a top-four finish.
Chicken Fighters, on the other hand, only qualified for the Division 1 Playoffs by the skin of their teeth. They lost their last group stage match against V-Gaming, an open-qualifier team. Both teams have bumped into each other before, and Hellbear Smashers took a clean sweep. Hence, it’s no wonder why the odds are against Chicken Fighters at x2.57 odds versus Hellbear Smashers at x1.48 odds.
My prediction is a simple outright on the Smashers to go through.
Team Spirit vs PuckChamp
Looking at the second match-up, we have a highly-anticipated opponent up against PuckChamp. Team Spirit earned their spot in the upcoming International 10 (TI10), where they will be competing for millions of dollars.
Since Team Spirit is a VIP at the Dota 2 Champions League 2021 Season 2, they were given leverage to be a direct Playoffs seeds team. Needless to say, PuckChamp will have a rough time going against this powerhouse.
Nevertheless, PuckChamp has a good record of surpassing our expectations, ever since they were promoted to Upper Division league in the Dota Pro Circuit 2021 (DPC 2021). Unfortunately, the odds couldn’t be worse for PuckChamp at x4.45 against Team Spirit at only x1.19 returns.
Expect a clean series here at 2:o in favor of Spirit.
Team Unique vs Nemiga Gaming
Finally, a more even match-up compared to the previous mentions. Team Unique and Nemiga Gaming held a convincing top seeds finish, sharing the second spot behind Hellbear Smashers. More specifically, Nemiga actually clutched the series versus Unique in a devastating 2-1 finish, which is vital to keep in mind.
Nevertheless, the defining factor differentiating Unique against Nemiga is that Unique is a fourth-place Upper Division team. Thus, a recent loss in their book isn’t precisely credible enough to call them the weaker candidate in this match.
Team Unique maintains a promising x1.54 odds versus Nemiga Gaming at x2.41 returns. Once again, if there’s one match to bet on the underdogs, it’s most definitely this one, siding Nemiga Gaming to pull off the stunt again.
Another outright bet on Unique would suffice.
V-Gaming vs Tundra Esports
Lastly, V-Gaming has undoubtedly had the short end of the stick when they are matched against Tundra Esports of all opponents. Tundra Esports may not be a TI10 invitee, but it boasts a line-up of seasoned veteran players, such as Adrian “Fata” Trinks and Jingjun “Sneyking” Wu.
V-Gaming is an open qualifier winner, who did unexpectedly well to make it into the Division 1 Playoffs, that’s for sure. Unfortunately, their loss is pretty much sealed before the match because of Tundra Esports’ presence.
The odds on GG.BET show Tundra Esports has an x1.19 odds against V-Gaming at x4.45 odds. It’s one-sided but not unexpected, considering the power gap between them. At x1.59 for Tundra to take the series 2:0, we end up with a total x5.39 return on a potential four-way accumulator bet slip.
🔥 The group stage is over!
The first 6 teams will meet again in the playoffs of the first division, where they will be joined by powerful Team Spirit and Tundra, and 7-10 places will fight in the second division.#D2CL #D2CLRed pic.twitter.com/SYOAweabiN
— EPICENTER (@epicentergg) August 2, 2021
Besides these Division 1 Playoffs at the Dota 2 Champions League 2021 Season 2, there’s the lower-tier Division 2 Playoffs. This particular playoff does not have a date yet, so until then, enjoy the intense series about to unfold tomorrow.