TI9 Predictions | Betting tips and odds

The International (TI 9) begins August 15, 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China. Eighteen teams from the six global regions will battle for their share of the ~31 million USD TI9 prize pool. Europe is the most represented region at this year’s event with 6 out of the 18 teams representing the region. The second most represented region is China with 4 teams.

Dota 2 TI9 predictions

© Dota 2 The International

The regular 2018/19 season went the way of Team Secret, who managed to win two of the five majors and end up 2nd or 3rd in others. In fact, out of the twelve teams with direct Invites to the The International only 3 teams (2 Secret, 1 Virtus.Pro, 2 Vici Gaming) managed to secure a win at one of the five Majors. TI9 Regional qualifiers were held in July 2019 to determined the six final participants at the event. Two former champions Na’Vi (2011) and Newbee (2014) secured their spot at the event through regional qualifiers. The qualifiers were divided by country: Europe, CIS, North America, China, Southeast Asia. TI 9 European Qualifiers took place between July 11th – 14th.

This season resulted in six out of the eight previous Champions qualifying for the The International 2019.

Fantasy leagues and betting providers are buzzing with TI9 betting odds and coefficients already. In order to stay ahead of the curve and prepare our readers for the upcoming festivities we aim to create the ultimate Dota 2 TI9 predictions out there.

Outright winner

We begin our TI9 betting guide with the mother-of-all predictions “Outright Winner” of The International 2019. Dota 2 betting sites and analysts are favoring Team Secret as the team with the highest chance of winning. For those that prefer safe betting, our choice is instead Vici Gaming as the team with the best chance at winning. If you are looking to place a longshot bet at a winner and net better winnings look no further than Virtus.Pro. It offers the best “bang for your buck” bet out of the attending teams while also being a relatively likely winner.

As tradition goes, each year thousands of predictions are made about the outright winner and less then 1% percent of the analysis is on point. Taking such high probability of upsets and uncertainty into account, Virtus.Pro is the best value and odds bet for the Outright Winner at The International (2019).

Group Stage

On the 14th of August 2019, Valve announced the group draw for The International 2019: Group Stage. At first glance, both groups of nine are somewhat equal in balance, making for an interesting opportunity for TI9 fantasy pick’ems and bets. The Dota 2 odds for teams advancing out of the Group Stage and into the winner/loser bracket stage still favor the best performers from the Regular Season.

Group A

  • Team Secret
  • Team Liquid
  • TNC Predator
  • Chaos Esports
  • Keen Gaming
  • Alliance
  • Mineski
  • Newbee

Group B

  • Virtus.ro
  • Vici Gaming
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Fnatic
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • OG
  • Infamous
  • Natus Vincere
  • Royal Never Give Up

A plethora of bets and fantasy picks became available after the groups were announced varying from “Average deaths per player” to “Champion versus champion pick amounts”. Some of these betting categories are so outrageous to predict. A specific TI meta will evolve during the event and game times and player performance will vary greatly based on the evolving meta. We would advise against trying to predict any of these outcomes unless you are a 5000iq 5head.

As for more reasonable prediction categories we would single out:

  • Team eliminated from Group A: Mineski
  • Team eliminated from Group B: Infamous
  • Teams to advance to Winner Bracket out of Group A: Secret, Liquid, PSG.LGD, TNC Predator
  • Teams to advance to Winner Bracket out of Group B: Vici Gaming, Virtus.Pro, OG, Evil Geniuses
  • Group A points leader: Team Secret
  • Group B points leader: Vici Gaming

For a day by day prediction of match outcomes we have prepared the following news articles:

Outright bets

A plethora of Dota 2 TI 2019 outright bets are available at various betting sites. Based on current and past TI9 betting odds and results, we predict the following outcomes:

Region to likely be Champion at TI 2019: Europe
Teams to likely reach Grand Final: Virtus.Pro, Liquid, Vici Gaming
Top team in Region: Team Secret (EU), Vici Gaming (CN), Virtus.Pro (CIS), Fnatic (SEA)
Region of Winner: Europe
Past Champion to Win TI 2019: No
Invited team vs Qualified team to win TI 9: Invited Team

The predictions above are generated based on trends and results in previous competitions and Majors in the 2018/19 season.

Compendium Specials

No Dota 2 TI9 predictions can be complete without the Compendium Specials. Some of the most entertaining bets and predictions can be placed on game time, kill and death averages. We will split the predictions in two categories. Best odds and best value.

Category Best Odds Best Value
Team to win longest game Secret NiP
Team to win the shortest game Liquid OG
Team with fewest deaths in game Secret PSG.LGD
Team with highest game length average TNC Predator NiP
Team with highest kill average Secret Virtus.Pro
Team with most assists in game ViCi Virtus.Pro
Team with fewest deaths in game Liquid Evil Geniuses
Team with most kills in game Secret OG

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