DAC 2018 Group Stage: Odds, Analysis, Picks

The DAC 2018 Group Stage will treat audiences from all over the world to as many as 60 pre-scheduled Dota 2 matches over the course of course of four days; the first time this has happened all season long.

With 60 matches to choose from and all of which being best-of-ones at that, it can be quite daunting to choose which ones from the DAC 2018 Group Stage offer you the best chances of making bank. But that’s exactly what we’re here for. We’re going to single out a handful of matches that we believe have the potential to give you the most winnings.

So, without further delay, let’s start.

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OG vs Keen Gaming

DAC 2018 Group Stage

Keen Gaming may already be out of the running for a TI8 invite, but that hasn’t stopped Wang “old chicken” Zhiyong from turning some heads with his elevated play for his new squad. (Keen Gaming)

Match Schedule: March 29, 2018 (Thursday 12:00H CST)

In case you didn’t know, Keen Gaming are currently tearing it up at the DPL Season 5. They’re currently second in their group, just below another team that’s surging at just the right time in Invictus Gaming. Pair that with the fact that OG, especially Johan ‘N0tail‘ Sundstein, are continuing to struggle against international competition and we’ve got ourselves a match that could easily go in the favour of Keen Gaming.

Betting: Keen Gaming to win at 2.49 odds (GGbet)

OpTic Gaming vs TNC Pro Team

DAC 2018 Group Stage

After bombing out at both ESL One Katowice and the Bucharest Major, the #greenwall are looking to finally earn some DPC points with a strong showing at the DAC 2018 Group Stage(Bonnie)

Match Schedule: March 29, 2018 (Thursday 13:15H CST)

While this isn’t the OG vs TNC Pro Team that most people are looking forward to (more on that later on), it’s still a match-up worth looking forward to. Especially if your money is on OpTic Gaming. Although the #greenwall Dota 2 squad have not had as much success as most people had hoped for, they’re not as bad as the odds suggest. Given their pocket picks such as Broodmother, their collective wealth of experience as a team, as well as their tendency to win best-of-one matches against teams perceived better than they are, opTic Gaming should have this game in the bag.

Betting: OpTic Gaming to win at 2.29 odds (GGbet)

Team Effect vs Mineski

Match Schedule: March 30, 2018 (Friday 13:15 CST)

Mineski are no longer the powerhouse they once were earlier in the reason. And though Team Effect aren’t exactly the most experienced team in the tournament (some would say they’re the most inexperienced), they are playing with Roman ‘Resolut1on‘ Fominok as their hard carry, which means that if there’s an underdog team to watch out for at the DAC 2018 Group Stage, it’s them.

Betting: Effect to win at 3.2 odds (GGbet)

Note: If you want to double down on Effect, their matchup later in the same day against Invictus Gaming where they’re at 3.73 odds to win (GGbet) is looking like a mighty fine pick as well, albeit a lot riskier.

Invictus Gaming vs Evil Geniuses

Match Schedule: March 31, 2018 (Saturday 20:45 CST)

Evil Geniuses are a strong team and their dominant win at GESC Indonesia, where they didn’t even drop a single game, remains fresh in the minds of many. The only problem is they haven’t exactly followed that up with an expected romp of the Regional Qualifiers, which is worrisome, especially when you consider that they’re up against Invictus Gaming, the reigning DAC championships who are surging at just the right time and seem intent on defending their title after struggling to regain their form all season.

Betting: Invictus Gaming to win at 2.02 odds (GGbet)

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