The six PGL major for Dota 2 began in Kuala Lumpur as sixteen of the world’s top Dota 2 teams are competing for a grand prize of $350,000 plus 4,950 DPC points. The event is a Major event that will go on until November 18.
The event is taking place at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur. The teams are competing to get in contention for The International next year.
While many are looking into betting opportunities for the event, most of the betting lines that have come about have remained the same. These include lines showing that there is a five-way battle among teams looking to be the highest-rated.
Team Secret opened with a 4.50 line and continues to be the top team to look out for. The team made it into the event through the European qualifier. The team won the DreamLeague season in 2017, but they could only get in fifth place during last year’s International.
Virtus.pro got into the event through the CIS regional and has a 5.00. The Russian team was the runner-up in the China Supermajor earlier this year but also finished in sixth place at the International. The team is hoping to get into the top four in the upcoming International after struggling to crack that position three times in the past four years.
PSG.LGD has a 5.50 line to win it all. Formerly known as LGD, the Chinese team has a partnership with the French soccer club Paris Saint-Germain. The team finished second to OG in The International this past year. That was the best finish the club had. The team also won the MDL Changsha Major in May.
Evil Geniuses and Vici Gaming both have 7.00 lines, thus producing a five-way fight for the top spot. Tigers, the winners of the DreamLeague Season 10 event, have a 1500 line.
At the Bottom
Some of the teams competing are longshots to win. Alliance, Gambit Sports, and J.Storm all have 67.00 lines, while Pain Gaming is slightly more favored at 41.00. Many of the other teams in the competition have relatively high lines of 25.00 or greater, although they are not as lofty as those points.
Ninjas in Pyjamas also have a 17.00 line, although much of this is considered to be due to a late replacement. Neta “33” Shapira will not be competing for the team, because Malaysia usually does not offer visas to citizens of Israel. Ivan “Mind_control” Ivanov, who competed for Team Liquid in 2017 and won the International that year, will fill in. Ninjas in Pyjamas will not receive any DPC point penalties due to this quick shift in the roster.
The worst odds go to Pain X at 251.00. The team reached the event through the South American qualifier. The team is also one of the newest, as it was established in mid-September by paIN Gaming. The team finished second in the South America qualifier and also reached second in the ESL One Hamburg 2018 North America qualifier. The club is based out of Brazil, although the team does have a slight American presence currently on its roster.