Kuala Lumpur Major Day 2: Odds, Analysis, Predictions

Kuala Lumpur Major Day 2 will see Groups C and D battle it out to see who will be playing in the Upper or Lower Brackets in the double-elimination Playoffs.

We learned a lot of things in Day 1 of the Kuala Lumpur Major. However, of all those things, what stood out the most is that the line between proven powerhouses, fringe contenders, and up-and-coming teams remain as clear as day.

Team Secret, for example, dominated as expected. The European powerhouse beat both of their opponents quite handily. The same goes for Evil Geniuses, who didn’t seem to have any problem styling on Vici Gaming, a team that many thought were supposedly already on their level.

Will this line blur in the coming days as teams develop a better feel for each other? Probably. Probably not. We’ll never know until what happens, happens.

As of right now, however, what we do know is that we’re in for a long day ahead of us in Kuala Lumpur Major Day 2 as it’s Group C and Group D’s turn to showcase their talent.

Kuala Lumpur Major Day 2 Predictions

Virtus.Pro vs The Alliance

Kuala Lumpur Major Day 2

Despite not being in their best form, Virtus.Pro remain one of the heavy favourites to win the Kuala Lumpur Major. (Virtus.Pro)

Match Schedule: November 10, 2018 — 1000H SGT

The Alliance are definitely not as good as advertised. After gaining some traction for qualifying for the Kuala Lumpur Major, the hype surrounding the supposed return of the TI3 champions have since mellowed down as they have performed less like a team to watch out for and more like an afterthought.

Up against Virtus.Pro, who, despite their own current struggles, remain easily one of the five best Dota 2 teams in the world, The Alliance will need every bit of luck they have if they are to hope to win even a single map.

Betting: Correct Score 2:0 (IN MAPS) in favour of Virtus.Pro at 1.45 odds. (GGbet)

PSG.LGD vs Tigers

Kuala Lumpur Major Day 2

Playing without their coach, PSG.LGD can use this tournament to find out what works and what doesn’t on their own. (PSG Esports)

Match Schedule: November 10, 2018 — 1000H SGT

Tigers are a good team with two young cores in Lai ‘Ahjit‘ Jay Son and Muhammad ‘inYourdreaM‘ Rizky. Plus, they’ve got an experienced player and a brilliant mind as their coach in Theeban ‘1437‘ Siva. However, even when they won DreamLeague Season 10, it was painfully obvious that this team still had a lot of kinks to work on, many of which PSG.LGD will be more than happy to exploit in their matchup tomorrow. 

While we do believe that PSG.LGD will find that Tigers are much better than they anticipated and might even be able to take a game off of them, the sheer talent disparity alone between these both teams creates an insurmountable gap that just cannot be ignored.

Betting: Correct Score 2:1 (IN MAPS) in favour of PSG.LGD at 3.19 odds. (GGbet)

Fnatic vs Gambit

Kuala Lumpur Major Day 2

One of the lesser known teams in the tournament, Gambit are dark horses to make a deep run. (Gambit Esports)

Match Schedule: November 10, 2018 — 1000H SGT

On paper, Fnatic should be the better team. They are composed of some of the finest talent that the SEA region has to offer, after all. Meanwhile, Gambit hosts a collection of players that you probably would’ve confused for a fun stack than one built to play competitively.

Even so, this is a deceptively close match up, both because of the team’s stylistic similarities and the unknown factor that Gambit brings to the table.

While most people would have their money on Fnatic to win this series, don’t be surprised if this goes the other way.

Betting: Odd in Odd/Even Maps at 2.37 odds. (GGbet)

Forward Gaming vs pain X

Kuala Lumpur Major Day 2

With their offlane now stabilized with the presence of Saahil ‘Universe’ Arora, Forward Gaming’s ceiling for this season just got a lot higher. (Forward Gaming)

Match Schedule: November 10, 2018 — 1000H SGT

This is a no contest.

Forward Gaming are too good to lose to pain X, who only qualified to the Kuala Lumpur Major because they’re playing in the relatively weak SA region. Although we saw that Forward Gaming had a couple of issues to work on at ESL One Hamburg 2018, their superior talent and experience, especially with Yawar ‘YawaR‘ Hassan back in the lineup, gives them a significant edge in this matchup.

Betting: Correct Score 2:0 (IN MAPS) at 1.66 odds. (GGbet)

All Kuala Lumpur Major Day 2 odds courtesy of GGbet.

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