The major occasion of The International 2019 is just a week off and odd-makers have given TNC Predator a much better chance at winning. Looking through the rest of the DOTA two International chances, Team Secret’s odds improved even further despite currently being acknowledged as the favorites.
*Odds taken 09/08/19
Back on July 5th, TNC Predator had 25-1 chances to win The International. Now suddenly a week ahead of the championship, they’ve shortened to 18-1. The Southeast Asian group has not played in a tournament because the EPICENTER Major at the end of June in which they finished fourth. There are no new results to justify a change in chances so TNC Predator has to be getting more respect for their recent results. At the EPICENTER Major, TNC Predator finished above the likes of Team Secret, OG Esports, PSG.LGD and Ninjas In Pyjamas (NIP): most teams that had greater chances than Vici on July 5th. The end result that stands out is how that their 2-0 win over the Ninjas In Pyjamas in the group stage. Prior to the swap, the NIP had greater chances to win regardless of their head-to-head loss.
The tournament was ESL One Birmingham. They were second in Group A with a 6-4 record which included another 2-0 over the Ninjas. It looks like TNC Predator were eventually awarded credit for their domination of NIP. At +1800, they are still big underdogs into some of the best DOTA2 teams, but they do present better value than teams such as OG.
As of the recent odds upgrade, Team Secret is now more heavily preferred. It has merely been in their year. They’ve got first place finishes in The Chongqing Major, ESL One Katowice, the MDL Disneyland Paris Major, and yes the list goes on.
They certainly frustrated in the EPICENTER Major where they finished , but it would be shocking if they did not bounce back out of it. On occasion a reduction is vital to enable a team get better.
Next to Team Secret in the chances is Vici Gambling. Vici presents greater value at 4-1 and they are coming off a win in the EPICENTER Major where Secret crashed out early. It’s not their first tournament win. A good deal of people forget their triumph in DreamLeague Season 11 in which they knocked Team Secret into the winners bracket and beat Virtus.pro from the grand finals.
Vici is dangerous, and when Team Secret is reeling then Vici will probably be in shape and prepared to capitalize.
Picks: Vici Gaming (+400)
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