OGA Dota PIT Season 5 China excites fans Ti10 candidate invites

OGA Dota PIT Season 5 China might just be the next big thing before the much-anticipated International 10 (TI10). For starters, the organizer at One Game Agency deserves huge kudos for assembling multiple TI10 candidates.

Frankly, it has been an excruciatingly long waiting period till TI10, as most TI10 invitees prefer not to expose their strategies before the championship. However, plenty of strats are likely to be shown by the Chinese teams at this event.


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OGA Dota PIT Season 5 China Tournament Teams & Favorites

The OGA Dota PIT Season 5 China features a relatively standard group stage and playoffs. The group stage is divided into two groups of four teams, where they will play single round-robin best-of-three matches. The top three teams from each group shall proceed into the playoffs, while the last-placed team is eliminated.

Speaking of the playoffs, it will be double-elimination best-of-three matches, except for the grand finals being an extensive best-of-five brawl.

All things considered, the OGA Dota PIT Season 5 China is like any other capable tournament. It boasts a standard tournament format alongside a generous prize pool of $150,000. Yet, it’s the participating teams, which is garnering attention from eager viewers. The China Dota 2 region is the proclaimed strongest region heading into TI10 because they have five participating teams.

The four candidates are Invictus Gaming, PSG.LGD, Vici Gaming, Team Aster, and Elephant. While these are indeed teams that everyone set their eyes on, let’s not forget the other participants. This includes Royal Never Give Up, Sparking Arrow Gaming, and Aster.Aries.

It’s somewhat concerning that there are favorites even among these Chinese powerhouses. Most notably, PSG.LGD deserves the crown for their recent performance in both majors they participated. The team had revamped their roster before the Dota Pro Circuit 2021 (DPC 2021), with Wang “Ame” Chunyu being their only founding member.

Although PSG.LGD looked sloppy during their initial debut, they eventually gained momentum when it matters most in the majors. They finished third during the Singapore Major 2021 but went beyond at the WePlay Animajor by becoming champions.

Then there’s Invictus Gaming, the Singapore Major champions themselves. IG didn’t make much of a showing at the WePlay Animajor, but their first victory was enough to qualify them for TI10. Some loyal fans even defended the lather’s no-show to let other teams have a shot at qualifying for TI10. Regardless, we will get to witness whether IG is still as strong as they were rumored last season.

Time to also set some Dota 2 betting predictions to get the show on the road.

PSG.LGD vs Vici Gaming

The OGA Dota PIT Season 5 China might just be the last event before TI10. Hence, if you’re looking for opportunities to practice Dota 2 betting first-hand, this is as close as high-profile events go.

Both candidates are phenomenal teams, to say the least. So, even if PSG.LGD has had more achievements in their book, the power gap is relatively marginal. As such, we can expect a rollercoaster of a match from the two rivals on August 7, at 9PM (UTC+8)

The difference in Dota 2 odds is relatively marginal, with PSG.LGD having slightly better odds. PSG.LGD is expected to win at x1.66 versus VG at x2.16 odds.

PSG.LGD vs Elephant

Matches between PSG.LGD and Elephant often raise a debacle among fans. Most concerning about the two former PSG.LGD players who left for Elephant. Xu “fy” Linsen and Lu “Somnus丶M” Yao are reputable players who brought two runner-up victories for PSG.LGD in two consecutive Internationals.

After they left for Elephant in hopes of forming the next big powerhouse, fans had high expectations for the all-star team. Even so, they have yet to surpass anybody’s expectations for the DPC 2021 season. Nonetheless, Elephant did manage to clutch their way to securing the regional qualifier, earning them a spot in TI10.

Let’s hope they actually have something to show for, in their upcoming clash on August 8, at 6PM (UTC+8). Odds-wise, it’s against Elephant at x2.77 while PSG.LGD is at x1.42 returns.

Invictus Gaming vs Team Aster

Oddly, IG plays the underdog role in their match versus Team Aster on August 10, at 9PM (UTC+8). Where IG has an x2.18 odds versus Team Aster at x1.65 odds.

Looking back at their most recent encounter, Team Aster swept the floor against IG. Hence, this might explain the heavily favored Team Aster in this match. While Aster certainly has the edge, for now, we cannot look past the probability of IG upsetting Aster during the game.

After all, IG’s major victory is definitely not a fluke.

Of course, these aren’t the only matches scheduled for group stage. There are other matches, mainly between the TI10 candidates versus less prominent teams. While there is always the possibility of upsets, we aren’t too confident at betting against the top dogs. Nevertheless, you may find all the upcoming matches on GG.BET.

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