Team Secret vs. Evil Geniuses Omega League playoffs betting analysis

Neslyn A. September 3, 2020

Team Secret and Evil Geniuses will face off in the upper bracket in the OMEGA League playoffs.

It's a matchup that hasn't been seen since January at the DreamLeague Season 12 major, and it's one fans ought to look forward to. Both teams looked rock solid in the group stage, so who will prevail here?

Team Secret vs. Evil Geniuses OMEGA League betting analysis

Team Secret on a championship spree

Team Secret has consistently proven that it is the strongest Dota 2 team in the scene. today The team claimed its sixth championship title in a row, starting at WePlay! Pushka League S1: Division 1 and continuing on throughBEYOND EPIC Europe and CIS Online. After its sixth win, the team took a short break and did not participate in OGA Dota Pit Season 2.

Team Secret came back as strong ever in the Omega League group stage, posting a flawless group stage run with a 5-0 score.

Team Secret is dominating the scene with its usual lineup:

  1. Lasse Aukusti "MATUMBAMAN" Urpalainen
  2. Michał "Nisha" Jankowski
  3. Ludwig "zai" Wåhlberg
  4. Yazied "YapzOr" Jaradat
  5. Clement "Puppey" Ivanov

Puppey and company look to maintain their winning streak and claim their seventh consecutive championship title.

Evil Geniuses roster issues hurt standing at home and abroad

Evil Geniuses has long dominated the North American scene, but that has been slipping of late. Roster struggles due to travel restrictions and network issues has seen Evil Geniuses slip, with its last tournament appearance ending with a lopsided loss to fledgling squad 4 Zoomers. The 0-2 series ended the run of Evil Geniuses in BTS Pro Series Season 2: Americas.

Evil Geniuses will also play without its full strength in the OMEGA League playoffs. Abed Azel “Abed” Yusop is still playing outside the region and cannot join Evil Geniuses in online leagues. Evil Geniuses had several stand-ins in the past tournaments and has been using a new substitute mid-laner throughout OMEGA League. 

The team has been playing with the following lineup: 

  1. Artour "Arteezy" Babaev
  2. Danil "gpk" Skutin
  3. Roman "RAMZES666" Kushnarev
  4. Andreas Franck "Cr1t-" Nielsen
  5. Tal "Fly" Aizik

Evil Geniuses performed reasonably well in the group stage, but only secured an upper bracket spot thanks to tiebreakers. This is their chance to secure a championship title against Europe's top teams.

Team Secret vs. Evil Geniuses Omega League betting analysis, predictions

Team Secret has not faced Evil Geniuses in a while due to the implementation of regional leagues, which has seen Secret exclusively compete in European events and Evil Geniuses only play in North America. The recent performance of Team Secret dictates that it has the upper hand in this matchup.

Evil Geniuses might not be strong enough to break the momentum of Team Secret. This is reflected in Winners.bet's line, which heavily favors Team Secret. Bettors ought to steer clear of betting on Evil Geniuses winning. Though it wouldn't be the greatest upset in Dota 2 history, Secret enters this at a decided advantage. Because of that, look for value in side markets or roll the dice on specific maps.