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VICI GAMING vs CDEC GAMING DOTA 2 BETTING & MATCH DETAILS

Dota2 Betting Odds: ViCi -181.82 at BetOnline | CDEC +135 at BetOnline
Dota2 Betting Lines: ViCi -1.5 at +170 | CDEC +1.5 at -232.56
When: May 1, 2020 at 17:00 CST
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VICI GAMING vs CDEC GAMING CHINA DOTA 2 PRO LEAGUE SEASON 2 BETTING PREVIEW

ViCi Gaming and CDEC Gaming will meet for the first time this year on Friday during Week 5 of China Dota 2 Pro League Season 2.

ViCi got off to a shaky start this season and hold a slightly underwhelming 3-2 record ahead of their upcoming bout. While Zeng “Ori” Jiaoyang and co. defeated Newbee (2-0), Sparking Arrow Gaming (2-0) and Team Aster (2-0), they fell flat against Royal Never Give Up (0-2) and, most recently, PSG.LGD (0-2).

There is no shame in losing to high-calibre teams like RNG and LGD, but one might have expected to see a bit more from the second-place team on the 2019/20 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) – especially considering ViCi had already defeated both those sides this year.

Since the start of April, ViCi have been on a rollercoaster of results. They ended their ESL One Los Angeles 2020 – Online: China venture in fourth place after losing to Newbee (1-2) in round one of the playoffs. Ori and his crew bounced back with a streak of solid results at CDA League Season 1, but they have fallen in a hole again with four defeats in their last five matches.

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Things are looking a little rosier for CDEC, who take a 3-0 record into Friday’s Dota2 Pro League clash. While they have yet to face any of the top three sides, Guo “Xm” Hongcheng and co. looked solid enough in their wins over Keen Gaming (2-1), Team Aster (2-0) and Newbee (2-1).

CDEC took a swing at the CDA League Season 1: Qualifier in March but failed to see much success, as they lost to Ocean (0-2) and SAG (1-2). They also made an appearance at DPL-CDA Professional League Season 1, where they lost their opening match against Invictus Gaming (1-2).

Since CDEC failed to qualify for the CDA League and ESL One Los Angeles 2020 China Closed Qualifier, they have suffered from a severe lack of competitive play in recent weeks.

VICI GAMING vs CDEC GAMING CHINA DOTA 2 PRO LEAGUE SEASON 2 BETTING PREDICTIONS

Last time CDEC and ViCi met on the battlefield was in November at World Electronic Sports Games 2019 China – Eastern Circuit, where ViCi won 2-0. While we shouldn’t put too much weight on that result alone, it’s fair to say that the balance of power between these two Chinese Dota2 teams has remained much the same.

CDEC are desperately searching for a way back to their glory days of 2015, when they claimed second place at The International. ViCi, meanwhile, are looking for some more stability in order to become serious contenders on the world stage.

If ViCi can step up and deliver up to par with the quality of players they have, Ori and his crew should win this bout with relative ease. Betting on CDEC to win one map was considered, but the odds for the favourites securing a clean sweep are far too good to ignore.

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