Invictus Gaming vs Evil Geniuses – MDL ChengDu Major
The American Powerhouse Evil Geniuses will play the Chinese team Invictus Gaming today! The second winner’s bracket match of MDL Chengdu Major 2019 will feature EG and IG and will be a flex of both teams capabilities.
In terms of rooster, EG dominated the field as all the team members are very well known, highly skilled players.
The EG line up needs no introduction, Arteezy and RAMZES666 is one of the most skilled carry players, Abed is the first 10k MMR player, Cr1t- and Fly are both from the old OG. The only issue is RAMZES666 is well known for his position 1 carry instead of playing as position 3.
Team IG on the other hand, only have their position 4, Kaka to rely on in terms of experience.
As the season is still young, EG have yet to play a match before the Chengdu Major. We can only evaluate their strengths according to their group stage performance, which is not really convincing to say the lease. They won a dominating 2-0 match against Team Adroit, got their tables flipped by Team Liquid in a 1-2 lost and finally, they make it too close for comfort as they barely won their match 2-1 against Team Aster.
IG has proven themselves to be a solid and well-tuned team as they won the Dota2 Summit 11 without losing a single match during the play-offs. Their group stage performance is also quite dominating as they 2-0 every other team from group D.
The dominating performance of IG clearly gives them the edge during this match-up.
Team IG is playing at home ground (China), giving them the crowd support advantage.
Predictions on IG vs EG Chengdu Major 2019
Team to Win
- Invictus Gaming (IG) 2 – 1 Evil Geniuses (EG)
- Evil Geniuses (EG)
Abed is aggressive mid lanner, if he gets his signature Queen of Pain, Templar Assassin or Ember, we should see Team EG get the First Blood.
First to 10 Kills
- Invictus Gaming (IG)
As previously stated, team IG is the more stable team, hence we should expect IG to dominate the match overall.
Regardless of the results, neither team will leave the event, the stakes and pressure are relatively low and teams might save Strategies until later into the tournament. Besides, Team EG always plays their best DotA in the lower bracket, hence we predict them to lose against team IG.
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