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PSG.LGD vs ASTER DOTA 2 BETTING & MATCH DETAILS

Dota2 Betting Odds: PSG.LGD -149.25 at BetOnline | Aster +112 at BetOnline
Dota2 Betting Lines: PSG.LGD -1.5 at +186 | Aster +1.5 at -256.41
When: May 26, 2020 at 16:00 CST
Watch Live: Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/esl_dota2)

PSG.LGD vs ASTER ESL ONE BIRMINGHAM 2020 – ONLINE: CHINA BETTING PREVIEW

ESL One Birmingham 2020 – Online: China will kick off this Tuesday when PSG.LGD and Team Aster clash in the opening fixture of Group A.

PSG.LGD are one of the hottest teams in the Dota2 esports scene, winning nine of their last 10 fixtures and losing only three matches since the start of the month. The only two teams that have caused PSG.LGD any issues of late are Royal Never Give Up, who defeated Xu “fy” Linsen and co. at DPL-CDA Professional League Season 1; and ViCi Gaming, who handed PSG.LGD two defeats at OGA Dota PIT 2020 Online: China.

PSG.LGD’s most recent match was played on Saturday, when they defeated CDEC Gaming (2-1) at the DPL-CDA Professional League Season 1 to secure second place. This was their sixth podium finish of the year, adding to a third-fourth place finish at the ESL One Los Angeles 2020 China Open Qualifier, victories at WeSave! Charity Play – China and China Dota2 Professional League Season 1, third place at CDA League Season 1 and second at OGA Dota PIT 2020 Online: China.

PDG.LGD’s most recent roster change came in March, when they benched Li “ASD” Zhiwen after signing Ren “eLeVeN” Yangwei on loan from EHOME. To make room for the newest arrival, the team also moved Yang “Chalice” Shenyi from the third position to the carry role.

Team Aster will enter ESL One Birmingham with a fairly decent record behind them. While they can’t quite match PSG.LGD’s 90% win rate from their last 10 fixtures, Pan “Fade” Yi and co. have picked up a couple of impressive wins since the start of May, namely against ViCi Gaming (2-1) in the DPL-CDA Professional League and Invictus Gaming (2-0) at OGA Dota PIT 2020 Online: China.

Aster’s overall performances in top-tier tournaments have been rock solid. They came within one win of reaching the China Dota2 Professional League Season 1 playoffs in March, made it to the second round of the OGA Dota PIT 2020 Online: China playoffs at the start of May, and finished one game outside the top four at CDA Pro League Season 1.

Team Aster have not made a single change to their matchday personnel since February, when former LGD tactician Yao “QQQ” Yi replaced Tong “Mikasa” Junjie as head coach.

PSG.LGD vs ASTER ESL ONE BIRMINGHAM 2020 – ONLINE: CHINA BETTING PREDICTIONS

These teams have faced each other four times since the start of April for two wins apiece. All four fixtures ended with three maps played, which suggests Aster, while not nearly as established as PSG.LGD, are more than capable of carrying their weight against the Chinese juggernauts.

The main reason why Aster match up with PSG.LGD so well is QQQ. He spent 2.5 years at the helm of LGD, so it’s safe to say that he knows everything there is to know about how they operate.

Despite that strategic advantage, it’s still difficult to side with Fade and co. against the stacked PSG.LGD roster. The safest bet we can take here is over 2.5 maps, as Aster rarely lose in clean sweeps.

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