We're back with more exciting esports betting coverage for Tuesday, June 16th. Today, we're heading to the BEYOND EPIC Dota 2 tournament for our best bet before taking a look at the BTS Pro Series and the BLAST Premier Spring.
BEYOND EPIC: Europe/CIS
Team Nigma and OG will meet for the fifth time this year and for the second time in less than a week this Tuesday. Their most recent clash came over the weekend, at the BLAST Bounty Hunt, where OG won 2-0 without any real issues and with that extended their perfect H2H record against the ex-Liquid roster to 4-0.
Nigma have yet to defeat OG since the team was established. Their best performance against OG came at Gamers Without Borders in May, where they forced a three-map series, but still ended up losing 1-2. Since OG are clearly the better team in these matchups, I see no reasonable explanation for them being priced as high as they are. Sure, this is still an online tournament, where results are often far from what we expect to see, but since OG already defeated Nigma on Saturday with relative ease, we have to trust them to do it again here. Bet on OG to win!
BTS Pro Series Season 2: Americas
After losing their opening fixture of BTS Pro Series against business associates, CR4ZY will now look to bounce back and defeat beastcoast, who have also lost against business associates in the opening day, to which they added an underwhelming 1-1 draw against Midas Club on Sunday.
CR4ZY and beastcoast have met twice so far this year. Their first match was played in the inaugural season of BTS Pro Series in April, where CR4ZY won 2-0. The EU-NA mix managed to repeat their success at ESL One Birmingham last month, and again defeated beastcoast (2-1), however, this time they faced a lot more resistance from the Peruvian squad.
Although CR4ZY have proved before they can defeat beastcoast, the Peruvians are not as bad as the odds would suggest. Not long ago, they have played a close fixture against Quincy Crew and looked somewhat solid against CR4ZY in their recent meeting. CR4ZY, on the other side, have failed to produce any notable results as of late, which makes me believe they have lost some of the fire they have shown at the ESL One Birmingham. They're still the most likely winners, but beastcoast should at least win one map here.
BLAST Primer Spring 2020 Europe Finals
Complexity are coming into this match after weeks of grinding wins at the Home Sweet Home Cup tournaments against low-ranked teams. Although they managed to win season three, four, six and seven without any problems, Complexity failed to deliver in the finals of the eighth season, where they lost to forZe (0-2) in the semi-finals.
OG were also present at the seventh season of Home Sweet Home Cup, but they struggled and managed only a 5th-8th place finish. OG won only two games against KOVA and forZe, but lost to c0ntact. Besides their attendance at Home Sweet Home Cup, OG also appeared at the ESL Pro League Season 12 Europe Qualifier, where they lost to forZe and HAVU.
Although Complexity are without a doubt in better form compared to OG, we have to take into account that they were playing mostly weaker teams at Home Sweet Home competitions, and even there they had their iffy moments and lost a couple of BO1 matches. OG, on the other hand, are entering this match with a three-game losing streak which is not all too promising and considering those losses came against c0ntact, forZe and HAVU, it leads me to believe OG are not all too motivated to prepare in these online matches.
Complexity are a well-drilled team with a lot of online matches behind them, which should both work in their favour. Having said that, OG are still filled with great talent and should at least remain somewhat competitive and steal one map off Complexity. Bet on Complexity to win 2-1.
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