DOTA Summit 11 is the first Minor and also the first event of the third Dota Pro Circuit. In this article, I will offer a preview of the tournament and some esports betting pointers that will allow you to get a better idea of what you’re dealing with.
DOTA Summit 11 Dates, Location and Teams
Scheduled to take place in Los Angeles between November 7th – 10th, DOTA Summit 11 offers four days of intense competition that will decide which of the eight participants will go to the MDL Chengdu Major. The tournament is also significant for its prize pool ($300.000) and the fact that it offers a total of 660 qualification points for The International 2020.
In particular, the winner gets 140 points, which is roughly the equivalent of finishing 9th – 12th at the Major. Keep in mind, however, that unlike last season, this time the rules say that the winner of a Minor cannot get points twice. So, if they get better placement than 13th – 16th at the Major, they will only get the Major points. Otherwise, they’ll only get the Minor points.
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DOTA Summit 11 features a total of eight teams from all over the world.
- Europe: Ninjas in Pyjamas, Ad Finem
- CIS: jfshfh178, HellRaisers
- SEA: Geek Fam
- China: Invictus Gaming
- North America: Chaos Esports Club
- South America: paiN Gaming
DOTA Summit 11 Betting Analysis
Among the eight teams that compete in DOTA Summit 11, NiP, Chaos and Geek Fam seem to be the strongest. Invictus Gaming and HellRaisers also have some potential but they’re not very likely to win the event. Neither of them has a strong enough roster to compete with the three favorites listed above.
Led by a former TI champion and one of the best captains in the history of Dota 2 (ppd), NiP is looking fairly strong ahead of DOTA Summit 11. At least three of the five players are among the best at their roles, so with a bit of help from ppd, the team might just win this esports tournament or at least play in the Grand Final.
Keep in mind that the offlaner of the roster is Universe, who has returned from a prolonged break following his departure from Forward Gaming (March 2019). And with ppd and Biver on the support roles, the team looks pretty solid.
Chaos Esports Club
Chaos Esports Club is actually the former Quincy Crew roster. Of course, SumaiL has still been replaced, but the team does have a decent chance of getting a top result at DOTA Summit 11.
Chaos Esports Club is a bit of a gamble if you’re going to predict that they will win the tournament. Their most likely result will be the 3rd or 4th place.
This is probably the team with the highest chances of winning the event. Geek Fam is Kuku and Raven’s new team. And also, let’s not forget DuBu, who is one of the strongest Korean players in Dota 2.
Going into DOTA Summit 11, I expect Geek Fam to finish in the top 3.
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