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Dota 2 Leipzig Major betting odds & tournament info

  • Betting favourite: ViCi Gaming +276 at BetOnline
  • When: Saturday, January 18 – Sunday, January 26
  • Where: Leipziger Messe – Leipzig, Germany
  • Watch live: Twitch

DreamLeague Season 13 Leipzig Major betting preview

The second Dota 2 Major of the season is set to kick off this Saturday at Leipziger Messe in Leipzig, Germany, where we will see 16 teams duke it out for a slice of 15,000 Dota Pro Circuit points and US $1,000,000 prize money.

The format of the tournament will remain the same as it was at the MDL Chengdu Major, meaning there will be four GSL groups with all fixtures played as best-of-three (Bo3), followed by a 16-team, double-elimination playoffs with all fixtures besides the first round of the lower bracket (Bo1) and the grand finals (Bo5) continuing the same Bo3 format.

Of the 16 Dota 2 esports teams in the running, only a few have a realistic shot at the title. Here are our DreamLeague 13 betting picks and predictions for the contenders.

TNC Predator odds for DreamLeague 13

+1458 at BetOnline

TNC Predator were the hottest team in the early stages of the new season, winning both ESL One Hamburg 2019 and the MDL Chengdu Major, but they have cooled off significantly since.

TNC barely made the cut at the SEA Leipzig qualifiers and showed signs of struggle at the ONE Esports World Pro Invitational in Singapore, where they finished seventh-eighth.

While their results since November have been far from impressive, the Southeast Asian juggernauts are not to be underestimated in Germany. They might not be the outright favourites, but we believe esports bookmakers have severely underestimated Park “March” Tae-Won and company.

Nigma odds for DreamLeague Season 13

+700 at BetOnline

The ex-Team Liquid roster qualified for the Dota2 Leipzig Major via the WePlay! Bukovel Minor, where they started off slow but found their stride at the right time to bounce back and secure the title.

We would not be surprised if Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi and co. made a deep run in Leipzig, but their lack of consistency compared to the other contenders makes them a dodgy pick for the title.

If Nigma were priced as high as TNC, they would make for a good dark-horse pick. At +700, however, they are not worth the risk.

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Evil Geniuses odds for DreamLeague Season 13

+371 at BetOnline

Despite their underwhelming fifth-sixth place finish at The International 9, EG started the new season well. They finished fourth at the MDL Chengdu Major and claimed a silver medal at the ONE Esports World Pro Invitational, where they showed amazing synergy.

Evil Geniuses are a team that should never be underestimated, and their solid results in the opening two events of the season lead us to believe they might just win their first tournament since the Manila Masters in May 2017.

EG should have no trouble with Natus Vincere, paiN Gaming and Team Liquid in the group stage, so the question is whether they can match it with the likes of ViCi and Team Secret in the knockout rounds.

Team Secret odds for DreamLeague Season 13

+344 at BetOnline

The kings of the 2018/19 DPC season are back and hungry to start the year with a bang.

Following their fourth-place finish at TI9, Team Secret won both the DreamLeague S13 European open and closed qualifiers and finished fifth-sixth at the ONE Esports World Pro Invitational.

Much like EG, Team Secret should not be underestimated. They were dominant throughout the 2018/19 DPC season, which leads us to believe they will be nothing short of a top-three team in 2019/20 as well.

Unlike EG, however, Secret failed to show anything special in Singapore, which is why we don’t trust them to impress here either.

ViCi Gaming odds for DreamLeague Season 13

+276 at BetOnline

The reigning DreamLeague Major champions are well backed to defend their title in Germany, and for good reason.

ViCi followed their runner-up finish at the MDL Chengdu Major with a title-winning run in Singapore, making them the hottest team in the Dota 2 esports scene heading into the Leipzig Major.

Esports betting sites have ViCi priced as the outright favourites to hoist the DreamLeague S13 trophy, and there are not a lot of arguments to be made against that.

Dota 2 Leipzig Major betting predictions

This tournament is shaping up as a shootout between ViCi Gaming and Evil Geniuses. ViCi are the team to beat, but it is worth noting that EG bested them in Singapore and gave them a scare at Chengdu as well. Outside those two, TNC Predator could shake things up at long odds.

Prediction: ViCi Gaming – +276 at BetOnline
Dark horse: TNC Predator – +1458 at BetOnline

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