Excitement for the 2018-19 Dota Pro Circuit is starting to build up as we near the first official LAN of the season and it looks like one team stand out above the rest according to the latest DreamLeague Season 10 Winner Odds.
It seems like the TI winner’s curse came for Team Liquid a year late. After enjoying a tremendously successful season that culminated in a Top 4 finish at The International 2018, the TI7 champions finally crashed. However, even though they failed to qualify for the Kuala Lumpur Major, nobody’s exactly sleeping on them just yet.
According to GGbet, Team Liquid are a 2.1 odds favourite (bet $100 to win $210) to win DreamLeague Season 10. That makes them the heavy favourites to win the first Minor of the 2018-19 Dota Pro Circuit. Coming in second are Royal Never Give Up at 4 odds. Next up are CompLexity Gaming at 7 odds to round out the top 3.
DreamLeague Season 10 Winner Odds
— Team Liquid at 2.1 odds.
— Royal Never Give Up at 4 odds.
— CompLexity Gaming at 7.5 odds.
— Tiger at 11 odds.
— The Final Tribe at 13 odds.
— Infamous at 17 odds.
— Natus Vincere at 21 odds.
— ROONS at ?? odds.
All DreamLeague Season 10 Winner Odds courtesy of GGbet.
Are Team Liquid in Trouble?
Team Liquid played in the European Qualifiers without the Finnish carry player Lasse Aukusti ‘MATUMBAMAN‘ Urpalainen, who was out on a break. The team decidied to bring in Roman ‘rmN‘ Paley to serve as a substitute.
This isn’t the first time one of Team Liquid’s players decided to take a leave of absence in the middle of the season. Amer ‘Miracle‘ Al-Barkawi was out for the DreamLeague Season 9 last March for an undisclosed reason.
Even without the Jordanian superstar, Team Liquid played relatively well and finished in 3rd-place. However, they were not quite as “dominant” this time around. In fact, they were very close to missing out on the first two LAN tournaments of the 2018-19 Dota Pro Circuit before they decided to put rmN, who is known for play as a support, on a carry role and had Kuro ‘KuroKy‘ Salehi Takhasomi calling the shots again as the team’s position 5 support.
While the decision allowed Team Liquid to qualify for DreamLeague Season 10, the fact that they weren’t able to do so with ease raises a lot of concerns.
There’s no doubt that the current Team Liquid lineup remains a historically dominant squad. They could break up right now and sit fifth in the all-time records of teams with the most games played together at 378 games, with a whopping 68.78% record, which is tops among lineups who have played at least 300 games together. But, as they say, all good things eventually come to an end. It’s only fair to wonder whether or not this is the start of the end for Team Liquid’s current roster.
While the DreamLeague Season 10 winner odds put Team Liquid on top, their record performance suggests that they are not in peak form. Even if MATUMBAMAN returns, there’s no telling if the Team Liquid we’re going to see in Sweden is the same Team Liquid we saw in previous tournaments.
Having said that, there’s no shortage of teams who will look to take advantage of this.
Royal Never Give Up, whose lineup is headlined by TI7 standouts Du ‘Monet‘ Peng and Tue Soon ‘ah fu‘ Chuan, are looking to establish themselves as legitimate contenders and what better way to do so than winning DreamLeague Season 10? CompLexity Gaming are no slouch themselves either. Meanwhile, both Tigers and The Final Tribe look like teams that’s just a tournament win or two away from breaking out.
Don’t let the DreamLeague Season 10 winner odds fool you; this tournament is anyone’s game.
What do you think of the latest DreamLeague Season 10 Winner Odds? Do you think Team Liquid will win the tournament and book their ticket to the Kuala Lumpur Major? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.