Invictus Gaming vs. Vici Gaming DPL-CDA Pro League betting analysis

By Neslyn Apduhan


May 16, 2020

Reading time: 3 min

DPL-CDA Professional League is a merger of two prominent online leagues in China.

The Dota 2 Professional League and Chinese Dota 2 Professional Association have decided to join forces after the sudden rise of online leagues in the region. The eight members of CDA were directly invited to the event while two other squads completed the lineup of participating teams.

DPL-CDA Professional League is now in its third week of single-robin matchups. Once again, Invictus Gaming and Vici Gaming will square off in a best-of-three series.

Invictus Gaming vs. Vici Gaming betting analysis for DPL-CDA Professional League

Invictus Gaming struggles to deliver consistent results

Invictus Gaming has shown fans that it can pull off a successful run. After years of going up and down in Dota 2, the organization started the year strong by winning Dota Summit 11 and taking third in the MDL Chengdu Major. More recently, the team took second place in the CDA League Season 1.

As always, Invictus Gaming hasn’t been able to regularly hold onto that top spot. The team underperformed in other regional leagues such as WeSave! Charity Play China, China Dota2 Professional League Season 1, and ESL One Los Angeles Online.

Invictus Gaming’s roster consists of the following players:

  1. Jin “flyfly”‘ Zhiyi
  2. Zhou “Emo” Yi
  3. Thiay “JT-” Jun Wen
  4. Hu “kaka” Liangzhi
  5. Chan “Oli~” Chon Kien

Fans thought that Invictus Gaming’s success would continue, but a disappointing result in the recent OGA Dota PIT 2020 Online league proved that the team is still struggling to find its footing. The team just doesn’t seem to have the swagger in an online setting.

Invictus Gaming has a current standing of 3-3 in DPL-CDA Professional League, and it’s tough to really put too much faith in them at this point.

Vici Gaming remains strong despite poor result  in previous CDA League

Vici Gaming’s dominance in the Chinese region has been put to the test with the rise of online leagues. The team was considered China’s best after consistently posting strong placements in Dota Pro Circuit majors. The team remains China’s top seed in the DPC rankings but, like Invictus Gaming, hasn’t enjoyed the same level of success over recent months.

Vici Gaming’s players are as follows:

  1. Zhang “Eurus” Chengjun
  2. Zeng “Ori” Jiaoyang
  3. Zhou “Yang” Haiyang
  4. Xiong “Pyw”‘ Jiahan
  5. Ding “Dy” Cong

Vici Gaming was taken aback by the return of PSG.LGD. The team came up short against them in the grand finals series of both WeSave! Charity Play and China Dota2 Professional League Season 1. Vici Gaming found a rebuttal in the recently concluded OGA Dota Pit 2020 Online and took home the coveted championship title.

It’s not always a good day for Vici Gaming. Its unexpected seventh-place finish in CDA League Season 1 proved that the Chinese powerhouse is not as strong as it used to be.

Vici Gaming looks poised to reclaim its dominance as the team went 5-2 in the DPL-CDA Professional League.

Invictus Gaming vs. Vici Gaming DPL-CDA Professional League betting analysis

Invictus Gaming and Vici Gaming were pitted against each other several times in the past. Vici Gaming often came out victorious but Invictus Gaming didn’t give up without a fight. Invictus Gaming has bested Vici Gaming twice in the past two months. The matchups of these two teams more often than not finish in 2-1 fashion. This is something you should consider before placing your bets.

Vici Gaming’s consistently good results puts the team in a favorable position here. The betting odds favor Vici Gaming by a surprisingly small margin, however. 

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