Semi- Grand Finals Kiev Major 2017 | Preview & Predictions

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The end of the Dota 2 Kiev Major is upon us, with the semi finals and the grand finale happening on the same day. The past few days we’ve seen a lot of Dota being played, and the quality of the games these teams bring to the table is constantly improving. It seems with every Valve Event, the players and teams just get better and better. Much to our joy as viewers, as we get to enjoy these intensely exciting games. Only four teams are remaining in the competition, and every one of them is eyeing the trophy. And let’s not forget that, that whoever wins the Kiev Major is likely to be directly invited to The International 2017 and gets to skip the gruesome way through the qualifiers.

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Dota 2 Icon Semi- & Grand Finals Schedule & Results – Kiev Major 2017

 Main Event – Schedule and Results – Semifinals 

Semifinals #1: Invictus Gaming Dota 2 Team Logo Invictus Gaming vs. Virtus Pro Team Logo Dota 2 Virtus.pro                0 : 2  
Start time: April 30th, 12:00 AM PDT / 03:00 AM EDT/ 09:00 CEST

Semifinals #2: OG Team Dota2 Logo OG  vs. Evil Genius Team Logo Dota 2 Evil Geniuses                         2 : 0  
Start time: April 30th, 03:30 AM PDT / 06:30 AM EDT/ 12:30 CEST

 Main Event – Schedule and Results – Grand Finals 

Grand Finals: Virtus Pro Team Logo Dota 2 Virtus.pro vs. OG Team Dota2 Logo OG                   2 : 3  

Start time: April 30th, 07:00 AM PDT / 10:00 AM EDT/ 16:00 CEST

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Dota 2 Icon Semi- & Grand Finals – Dota 2 Betting Odds

The Kiev Major is over soon and now is the last chance to place some bets on Dota 2 and looking at the odds it interesting to see how the teams are ranked and who gets to call themselves the favorites in their respective matchups. But of course getting to call themselves favorites doesn’t mean much when playing on such a big stage in this Major, as playing in a LAN event is a very different beast and some teams might show some nerves while others get stronger. As the odds are still subject to change it is wise to check the sites of the esports bookies before the game is starting.

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Grand Finals: Virtus Pro Team Logo Dota 2 Virtus.pro vs. OG Team Dota2 Logo OG
Start time: April 30th, 07:00 AM PDT / 10:00 AM EDT/ 16:00 CEST

The Kiev Major comes to a close with the bombastic grand finale where Virtus.pro goes up against OG. Virtus.pro once again showed their dominance in their matchup against Invictus Gaming in the semifinals, where the Chinese team seemed overwhelmed by the aggression of Virtus.pro. It seems they are just on another level at the moment with their flawless playstyle and strategy. They are going up against OG, who also looked dominant in their match against Evil Geniuses in the semis. With two teams looking so strong, this grand finale is sure to be an exciting one. The slight favorites are OG, as they are looking to win their fourth Valve event title, a record which no other team comes even close. The boys in green seem to handle the pressure of a grand finale just much better than others and they seem really comfortable playing on a big stage. Given their experience with these surroundings, Virtus.pro will have to pull out all the stops to manage the onslaught of OG. Victory: OG.

 

Semifinals #1: Invictus Gaming Dota 2 Team Logo Invictus Gaming vs. Virtus Pro Team Logo Dota 2 Virtus.pro
Start time: April 30th, 12:00 AM PDT / 03:00 AM EDT/ 09:00 CEST

The first semifinal of the day is Invictus Gaming going up against Virtus.pro. Invictus Gaming managed to win against Team Liquid in their quarterfinals game, but Team Liquid stretched them to their limit and only through impeccable play Invictus Gaming came away with the win. Virtus.pro on the other hand also didn’t seem as dominating as they were in the group stages in their games against Team Vici Gaming.J, as this series too went the whole distance and was a nailbiter to the end. In game 3 Virtus.pro too showed an impressive amount of teamplay and utilizing their heroes to the fullest they managed to snag the win by being very aggressive in the late game, which completely overwhelmed VG.J. The Matchup between Invictus Gaming and Virtus.pro is most likely going to be another very close game, as they both have very different understandings of Dota and each trying to prove their strategies successful. Invictus Gaming has the close edge here, but Virtus.pro can easily snowball into the win. Victory: Invictus Gaming.

Semifinals #2: OG Team Dota2 Logo OG  vs. Evil Genius Team Logo Dota 2 Evil Geniuses 
Start time: April 30th, 03:30 AM PDT / 06:30 AM EDT/ 12:30 CEST

OG against Evil Geniuses is the name of the next semifinal, a matchup not only for the entry to the grand finals. As these two teams are often handled as the best of their regions, Europa and North America, the fans are naturally excited to see this clash of continents. OG showed in their quarter final game against Team Faceless fortitude even though at times they looked shaky. They did pull themselves together and played really good Dota to close out the series 2:1. Now they are trying to prove their role as favorites in the matchup against EG who earned a spot in the semi final after beating SG e-sports. The games were a nailbiter to the end, just as we expect from the semifinals of a Major and with SG e-sports putting up a really good fight, EG had to pull out all the stops to win. They once again showed their flawless decision making late in the game. Still, the close favorite for this matchup is OG. Victory: OG.

 

*.) Odds may have changed by now – no guarantee! The predictions are the opinion of the author.

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