Holiday Series – A Triple Value Pick in the LOOT BET Cup

The LOOT BET Cup 2 Semifinals are here, and the very first match is between Valiance and Heroic. Valiance dominated in Group B by defeating eXtatus and Sprout, and they faced GODSENT in their first Playoff match. They defeated GODSENT as well, and then found themselves standing against HellRaisers in the Quarter Finals. They incredibly defeated HellRaisers, even when the odds were against them, and so entered the Quarter Finals. On the other hand, Heroic are a High Seed team, and so moved directly into the Playoffs. They first defeated PRIDE in round 16, and then faced Sprout in the Quarter Finals, and defeated them as well. Both PRIDE and Sprout did lose to Heroic, but they performed very well.

Valiance have been underestimated since they qualified for the Playoffs. They have consistently defeated teams which seem superior to their own, whether these be GODSENT or HellRaisers. This changed the odds drastically, and they now have a considerable chance of a win against Heroic.


Valiance Vs Heroic in the LOOT BET Cup

Heroic have participated in one hundred online matches and were able to win fifty four of them, which gives them a fifty four percent win rate. Valiance have much more experience in online matches, with two hundred and sixty three matches played so far. They have won one hundred and seventy one matches and have a win rate of sixty five percent. So Valiance have the upper hand here. Moreover, these teams have faced each other before with the same lineups, and Heroic were unable to stand against Valiance.


Sure bans for the match

If we do not count Overpass, which Valiance always ban anyway, their performance in each map is the same or better than Heroic’s. Valiance’s best map is Cache, with a seventy three percent win rate. But it seems Valiance may not be able to take advantage of this, because Heroic always ban Cache in online matches. These two maps are sure to be banned in this match-set.


Valiance is Heroic’s superior in just about every map

Valiance’s best map after Cache is Mirage, with a seventy one percent win rate, while it is also one of Heroic’s best maps, with a sixty one percent win rate. Valiance’s third best map is Heroic’s strongest map, Nuke. Here, Valiance have a sixty nine percent win rate, and Heroic have sixty five percent. In Inferno, Valiance is much stronger than Heroic, with a sixty four percent win rate to Heroic’s forty four percent. Train is the only map where Heroic has a better win rate than Valiance, and that by just three percent. Cobblestone is the weakest map for both the teams, Heroic having a win rate of a mere forty percent in it, while Valiance’s win rate is fifty two percent.


Betting Pick of the Day

Putting a stake on Valiance can win you almost three times your stake

Valiance does not have a sure win in the LOOT BET Cup, but they are a definite possibility, and give extremely large returns for any stake placed on them. Besides, the stats do show that Valiance could beat Heroic. Heroic rank nineteenth globally, while Valiance rank thirtieth. However, global rankings are mostly based on LAN matches and do not count for online events. Remember how Ghost Gaming defeated Team Liquid and SK Gaming in the online matches of the ESL Pro League. The odds are running at 2.82 on Valiance, so put a stake on them for sure winnings.

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