Finally, the day for the Chongqing Major finals is finally here.
From 16 Dota 2 teams from around the globe, only Evil Geniuses, Team Secret, and Virtus.Pro remain in play for the $500,000 prize money and the 4,950 DPC points that come along with it.
With Virtus.Pro having already beaten Team Secret in a close best-of-three series in the upper bracket finals, they have a significant advantage heading tomorrow. The five-time Major champions will have more time to rest and prepare for which of Team Secret and Evil Geniuses they’ll end up facing in the Grand Finals. Meanwhile, for Evil Geniuses and Team Secret, they’ve got a long day ahead of them tomorrow.
So, without further delay, let us get right on with our picks for the Chongqing Major finals.
All Chongqing Major finals odds courtesy of 10bet.
The Chongqing Major Finals Betting Prediction
Evil Geniuses vs Team Secret
Match Schedule: January 27, 2018 (1200H SGT)
When it comes to Dota 2, predicting which team wins is never easy, especially in a clash of top-tier teams. But, when one of them has looked like one of the two best Dota 2 teams in the world for the entire season and the other often looks like a team that’s an entire tier below, well, things get a little bit easier.
Evil Geniuses are a good team. Scratch that. They’re a great team. They have some of the best talents in Dota 2 on their roster, after all. However, as time has proven so many times in the past, individual skill can only take you so far, and for all of their greatness as players, Evil Geniuses just lack the sort of cohesion and togetherness that the top teams like Team Secret and Virtus.Pro (or Team Liquid in full strength) just seem to have.
Not to mention, Evil Geniuses lack some serious creativity in their drafts. It just feels like they’re picking comfort heroes. Or, at the very least, heroes that they know will work in the current meta. This isn’t a viable strategy against Team Secret, who has had issues regarding experimenting for the sake of experimenting in the past.
We all know what Evil Geniuses can do when they’re firing on all cylinders, but Team Secret are smart enough to make sure that doesn’t happen while also making sure that they’re in the best position to succeed.
Betting: Team Secret to win vs Evil Geniuses at 1.57 odds. (10bet)