Dota 2 The International 2016 Betting Odds and Tips
Betting Preview of eSports Dota 2 International 2016
The Dota 2 International 2016 begins on August 2, 2016 in Seattle and the final match will be played on August 13, 2016. The tournament will be hosted live at KeyArena in Seattle for the fifth year in a row. The arena holds a seating capacity of approx 17000 and is purpose built for the tournament.
There is a total of 16 teams from regions around the world, including two wild card teams. The regions are Americas, China, Europe and South East Asia. Six teams were invited to compete in the tournament. Among the invited teams to the tournament are: OG, Team Liquid, Newbee, LGD Gaming, MVP Phoenix, Natus Vincere.
The qualifying teams include: Evil Geniuses, Wings Gaming, Team Secret, TnC Gaming, Digital Chaos, Vici Gaming Reborn2, Alliance and Fnatic.
Four wildcard teams from each region will compete for the remaining two spots available on August 2 before the main tournament bracket begins.
Outright Winner Markets
OG is the current favourite with Sportsbet at $3.75 from the Europe region. OG has great form coming into this tournament having won three out of the last four premier and major tournaments in 2016. OG.Miracle is currently the best player on the points leaderboard with 9011 Solo MMR points.
Newbee d2 and Wings Gaming are both priced at $4.20 to win and present value to punters. Newbee d2 have shown good form recently with top 2 finishes in their last three tournaments, including first place in their last premier tournament in July 2016. Wings Gaming are a qualifying team for the International, however they won their last premier tournament at the Summit 5 in July 2016 and could produce an upset result.
Natus Vincere ($15.00) also won their last tournament, the StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2 in July 2016 and present value at $15.00 with a bit of luck they could make the finals. Second place in the same tournament went to Team Secret who are $13.00 to win the International.
Another ranked outsider is LGD Gaming ($34.00) in the Dota2 Professional League Season 1 major tier tournament, LGD Gaming won the tournament and before that they placed third in a premier tournament.
Team Liquid d2 offers great value at $5.50 to win the tournament as shown below.
To reach the final betting
If your looking to bet on a team to just reach the final there is a bit value for Team Liquid at $2.88. In the last four tournaments Team Liquid finished first in May 2016 and placed second three times in 2015/2016. With good recent form Team Liquid will look for another top two finish this tournament. Others to consider are: Team Secret ($4.50) and Natus Vincere ($6.50).
Bet by Region
The Europe ($1.83) and China ($2.00) regions are both placed at similar odds in the betting markets. While the Americas are ranked third at $13.00 and Southeast Asia are ranked outsiders at $23.00.
The current prize pool for the Dota 2 International 2016 stands at $19,235,002. The prize pool is divided by percentage and based on the standings at the end of the tournament to determine how much money each team earns. First place receives the most percentage with 44% of the prize pool going to the winner of the tournament.
- 1st Place receives: $8,463,401 (44% of prize pool)
- 2nd Place receives: $3,173,775 (16.5% of prize pool)
- 3rd Place receives: $2,019,675 (10.5% of prize pool)
- 4th Place receives: $1,346,450 (7% of prize pool)
To watch the tournament online you can use the following popular streaming websites: Steam, Youtube, Twitch or WatchESPN. DotaTV also provides a live streaming service with live real time stats, a chat facility and stat graphs.
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