Monday, April 15, 2019 – 16:00 UTC+8.

Chinese combatants Invictus Gaming (IG) and Newbee Young will battle it out in a best-of-three series in the Upper Bracket Finals of the Betway Asian Dota 2 League.

The winner will secure at least USD $5,000 and a top two placing in this tournament, while the loser will drop to the lower bracket to take on the winner of Team Aster vs Tigers.

Invictus Gaming recently made a roster change, bringing in Thiay “JT-” Jun Wen from Mineski to the team while Black.Z was moved to team IG. Vitality.

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JT has been a carry role player for Mineski and will now rotate between an off-laner and position three for IG.

In the current meta of the patch, 2-1-2 (two heroes in top lane, one hero solo middle lane and two heroes in bottom lane) is common to see in any competitive scene. This is why JT has adapted smoothly from the carry role to position three.

The only difference between carry role and position three in the current meta is that position three needs to create space for the team, while harassing the carry from the enemy team in the laning phase. The Carry’s role is to secure farm and resources while the team is creating space for him.

IG played a total of seven games in this tournament — five in the group stage and two games against Team Aster in the playoffs. Out of those seven games, he picked five different heroes, including Pugna, Night Stalker, Dark Seer, Omniknight and Leshrac.

IG’S Night Stalker and Pugna have a 100% win rate after two big games.

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His Night Stalker gained 21 kills and only died once in two games while his Pugna worked smoothly with Lycan to build up pushing strategy.

Newbee Young also drafted Lycan two times out of the seven games they played in this tournament. Their Lycan win rate is also 100 per cent.

Live betting on this match is recommended. Whichever team is able to snatch Lycan should have a significant advantage.

Invictus Gaming vs Newbee Young betting prediction

After running our eye through their heroes’ pool knowledge and drafting abilities in this tournament, we give IG a 70% chance to win this match-up.

Considering the payout odds, our recommendation is to go low and bet on IG to win the game at better than -357.14 with BetOnline.

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