Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 18:30 UTC+8
The in-form Royal Never Give Up will come up against Gambit Esports in a best-of-three series today at the OGA Dota PIT Minor 2019, following their destruction of both Ninja In Pyjamas and BOOM ID in the lead up to this bout.
Gambit Esports is the current bottom flagger in group A and will need a drastic turn in form to make waves here.
RNG has built a reputation in out-drafting its enemies. In their series against Ninja In Pyjamas (NIP) two days ago, they lost game one because NIP focused on drafting Drow Ranger. RNG immediately banned this hero in game two and game three to deny any chance of Ace, the position one player from NIP grabbing him again.
RNG then secured the game two and game three by crushing NIP without the hero.
Despite the loss in game one, RNG’s draft was great, selecting Doom and Abaddon as supports while Naga Siren was their position one carry.
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Naga Siren is a split pusher that can creates three (+1 at level 20 talent tree) illusions to help him control the lane and open the map, while Doom is a hero who is able to secure his items thanks to his first skill, Devour, which allows him to have 100 extra gold (+150 at level 15 talent tree) every 40 seconds.
In their match against BOOM ID yesterday, RNG drafted Dark Seer in both games. Dark Seer is definitely one of the best off-laners in the current meta. Flyby, the position three player from RNG, also performed very well by purchasing Helm of Dominator for him to pressure the enemies’ carry and create space for the squad.
Gambit Esports is currently the weakest squad in Group A with just two points coming into this bout. Surprisingly, Daxak, the carry position player from Gambit, hasn’t picked Mepoo or Visage in the group stage — his signature heroes that both require his high micro-management skills.
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Royal Never Give Up vs Gambit Esports betting prediction
After running our eye through their drafting style and performance of late in the group stage, we give RNG a 80% chance to win this match-up.
Considering the payout odds, our recommendation is to go medium and bet on RNG to win the series at -175.44 with BetOnline.