October 20 is a jam-packed day for those who are into Dota 2 betting with as many as 7 matches lined up across 2 tournaments happening simultaneously.
Execration vs IG.Vitality (The Major League)
A matchup between two of the better teams in the tournament, Execration is a good bet to win. However, betting on a complete 2-0 sweep in favour of IG.Vitality at 12/5 (bet365) wouldn’t be such a bad idea either.
Betting: Execration to win at 1/1 (bet365)
EVOS Esports vs Team High Ground (The Major League)
It’s always a good idea to bet on underdogs in a matchup between two relatively obscure teams, especially since EVOS Esports man handled Team Highground the last time both teams met and are legitimately one of the better Tier 2 teams in Southeast Asia.
Of course, since they’re playing with a stand-in, you might want to not bet too much on EVOS Esports.
Betting: EVOS Esports to win at 1.98 (ggbet)
Evil Geniuses vs VGJ.Thunder (PGL Open Bucharest)
Dota 2 betting always carries some risks, and anyone betting for Evil Geniuses in this matchup are banking on the team making use of their time off to build some chemistry and work on their issues as a team. Because if not, VGJ.Thunder, despite being the underdogs that the odds say they are, are not the sort of team that will not let Evil Geniuses get away with sloppy execution.
Betting: VGJ.Gaming to win at least 1 map at 1/1 (bet365)
Fnatic vs EHOME (The Major League)
Playing with a stand-in doesn’t bode well for Fnatic’s chances, especially since they’re up against a disciplined EHOME squad that will surely punish any misplays that Fnatic, especially Jacky ‘EternaLEnVy’ Mao, oh so love to pull off.
Betting: EHOME to win 2-0 at 3.6 (ggbet)
Natus Vincere vs Mineski (PGL Open Bucharest)
The contrast between a team that likes to skirmish and a team that prefers a more traditional 4 protect 1 playstyle always make for an entertaining match. However, Mineski isn’t your typical 4 protect 1 team; they have a tendency to deviate from the norm, especially with the ever so unpredictable Daryl Koh ‘iceiceice’ Pei Xiang on the team.
That sort of unpredictability, paired with their innate aggressive playstyle and versatility should give Natus Vincere fits.
Betting: Mineski to win 2-0 at 13/8 (bet365)
WG Unity vs Clutch Gamers (The Major League)
The mix of international players on WG.Unity makes for an interesting bunch and should everything click, Clutch Gamers stand no chance against them. However, there’s too much unknown in betting on WG.Unity taking this. The same goes for Clutch Gamers winning, as they’re not exactly known for their consistency.
Betting: Total maps over 2.5 at 1/1 (bet365)
Always keep in mind that in Dota 2 betting, upsets have, can and will always happen, so try not to be too hard on yourself when you lose.