Top eSports Betting Picks for the Week - August 20th Edition.

Top eSports Picks for the Week – August 20th Edition

Written by on August 20, 2018

The 2018 Dota 2 International Main Event starts on August 20 and runs through August 25. The Best Dota 2 teams in the world fight for a prize pool worth over $24.8 million. This year’s Dota 2 International takes place at the Rogers Center in Vancouver, BC. Check out odds on Monday’s matches. Then, read our preview and picks for top Dota 2 matches on Tuesday, August 21!

Top eSports Betting Picks for the Week – August 20th Edition

Dota 2 International

Monday, August 20

  • PSG.LGD -101 vs Virtus Pro -129
  • Team Serenity +123 vs FNatic -123
  • Winstrike +135 vs Newbee -165
  • VGJ. Thunder +121 vs Vici Gaming -151

Tuesday, August 21

  • OG +156 vs VGJ.Storm -191
OG battles VGJ.Storm in the first match on Tuesday. The winner battles EG or Secret in the semifinals. OG went through Team Kinguin 2:0 and Wind and Rain 2:1 in the European Winner’s Stage. In The International, they lost 2:0 to Team Liquid and Evil Geniuses. But, they beat Mineski. Dota 2 and Invictus Gaming. VGJ.Storm beat Team Serenity two matches ago. They ran into Virtus.Pro in their last match. Virtus Pro took them down 2:0. VGJ.Storm must shrug off the loss to Virtus. Pro if they hope to beat OG on Tuesday. That could be difficult because they had been on such a roll dominating teams like Vici Gaming, Team Secret, paIN Gaming, and TNC Pro Team. VGJ. Storm looks like a vulnerable favorite in this match. Can OG take advantage? No, because in their last they drew with Win strike 1:1. It sure looks like VGJ.Storm bounces back on Tuesday.
  • Pick: VGJ.Storm

Team Secret +163 vs Evil Geniuses -203

Team Secret lost 2:1 to Virtus.Pro in the China Super Major.  Heading into The International, Virtus.Pro offered the lowest odds to win the tournament. Team Secret hung with the best Dota 2, at least on paper, team in the world. Team Secret’s been up and down in The International. They’ve settled on plenty of draws. They did get on a mini-streak over the weekend, beating Optic and TNC Pro Team. Newbee put a 2:0 beating onto Team Secret in their last match, though. Team Secret is one of the eSports Betting favorites to win the DOTA 2 International Championship. Evil Geniuses are on fire. Sure, Team Liquid beat them 2:0 on August 17. But, they’ve won 6 matches during The International. They also beat FNatic 3:0 in the USA Grand Final. The Geniuses should have no problem taking down Team Secret on Tuesday. The odds, -203, might be a gift.

Pick: Evils Geniuses

Will Virtus.Pro win the lion’s share of The International prize? Or, will Evil Geniuses remain en fuego? Can Team Secret put it all together at the right moment? Keep checking for updated odds on the biggest eSports Tournament on the planet, The International!
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