Chongqing Major
by How Gen Hui in
eSport Betting Predictions

This match-up starts on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 – 19:30 UTC+8.

After a brave victory over Fnatic in its last best-of-three series, EHOME will come up against Team Secret in a huge Upper Bracket battle that will have big ramifications at the Chongqing Major.

EHOME was very cautious in its drafting against Fnatic in game one and knew that Abed, the position two player, is very good with Mepoo, so they banned Mepoo in the last banning phase because their line up could not deal with an awesome Mepoo player.

ASD, the position two player from EHOME, was playing Shadow Fiend in that game. Sumail’s Shadow Fiend went for Eul’s Scepter of Divinity (EUL) build. Instead of being defensive, he was playing aggressively with Blink Dagger and set up team fight with EUL to one shot the enemy to death with his ultimate ability – Requiem of Soul in zero cast range.

He also purchased Aghanim’s Scepter at 29-minute mark to increase his ultimate skill damage to the enemies. With the help from Visage and Underlord, they had no problem of going to the high ground after securing Roshan’s Aegis of Immortal.


Tinker from Fnatic unable to defend against them with spamming March of the Machines on high ground. Fnatic had to call GG when ASD killed Grimstroke inside of their fountain because Fnatic had no way of winning the game.

In game three EHOME made a great draft by picking one of the imbalanced combos – Drow Ranger and Visage.

Thanks to Drow Ranger’ Precision Aura, EHOME secured the map control and teared down all the outer towers by the 20-minute mark. Fnatic still had faith in their Medusa, because Medusa hitting level 25 with split shot modifier talent is very strong.

However, EHOME did not give them the chance and ended the game when Medusa was at level 23.

Team Secret, the team beaten down Team Liquid yesterday. Team Liquid was underperformed because Shadow is stand in for Miracle in this tournament.

Shadow did not have the good synergy with the Liquid squad so Team Secret whitewashed Team Liquid with 2-0 easily.

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Looking at the matches Team Secret played against PSG.LGD in the group stage. Team Secret were drafting core carries which are not very strong in this meta – Slark and Troll Warlock. While PSG.LGD drafted Terrorblade and Medusa as their hard carries in the match-up.

EHOME and PSG.LGD are having some similarity in drafting because both teams are prioritizing Tuskar or Elder Titan as their position four support hero and likes to draft Terrorblade or Medusa as their hard carries which is very strong in this meta.

EHOME vs. Team Secret betting prediction

After running our eye through the drafting ability of both side, we give EHOME a 65% chance to win this match-up.

Considering the payout odds, our recommendation is to go medium and bet on EHOME to win the game at better than +150 or higher at BetOnline.

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