It’s TI8 all over again, as both OG and PSG.LGD will go head-to-head in the Upper Bracket Finals of TI9, with a guaranteed second-place finish on the line. Both PSG.LGD and OG put on some of the finest Dota 2 to date as they made their way through The International 2019.
PSG.LGD, a team many thought to have lost a step or two after suffering a devastating loss in the TI8 grand finals, made short work of their Chinese rivals in Vici Gaming, demolishing them 2-0.
Meanwhile, OG renewed their storied rivalry with Evil Geniuses, dropping the first game before eventually finding their footing and playing the kind of game that only they are capable of as they inch closer to successfully defending their title.
Now, after relatively quiet year from each team, both PSG.LGD and OG will meet up in the penultimate day of TI9 with a guaranteed second-place finish on the line. So, who’s our pick to win in our latest betting predictions? Be sure to read on below to find out.
PSG.LGD vs OG Betting Analysis – Who’s Going to Win TI9 Upper Bracket Finals?
Dota 2 is a game of will, and whoever imposes their will onto the other team often ends up walking away the winners.
So far, both PSG.LGD and OG have proven that their wills are as imposing as they come.
Thus, this brings us to the question, when these two Dota 2 teams meet two days from now, who is going to win?
Our answer? We don’t know. It’s the truth, and we mean that in a very good way.
Individually, both teams house some of the best talent that Dota 2 has to offer.
Both Wang “Ame” Chunyu and Anathan “Ana” Pham are quintessential hard carries, whereas both team’s support duos are elite, with do-it-all offlaners such as Sébastien “Ceb” Debs and Yang “Chalice” Shenyi rounding out their squads. And although Lu “Maybe” Yao and Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen have different methods of accomplish their goals, they are both excellent playmakers that help set the tempo for their respective teams.
Yet, even though you could argue that each of their player’s are at the same level, the way they play are in stark contrast with each other.
This clash in playstyles make trying to successfully predict the outcome difficult if not impossible, especially when both teams have successfully managed to pull off some of the most amazing comeback wins of the tournament to-date, thus proving that, even when things go the complete opposite of what they planned for, they know what it takes to walk away with the win.
With that said, we’re betting on the exact same thing that happened last year to happen again, which is, that this series, regardless of the winners, will go the full three games.
PSG.LGD vs OG Prediction
Betting Tip / Prediction: Total Maps Played (Over 2.5)