The International 10 playoffs betting picks and analysis

Kenneth Williams • October 12, 02:29

The best Dota 2 team in the world is about to win $18 million, but they’re not the only ones profiting from The International 10.

The International 10 group stage is the second-best Dota 2 betting opportunity of 2021. The absolute best will be the playoffs stage. Every match at TI10 is extremely high stakes. A $40 million prize pool will produce truly show-stopping plays and daring drafts. Almost every match has tight odds, so you can get a considerable payout no matter which team you bet on. These are the most exciting matches for the opening round of The International 10 playoffs.

All of the odds used in this article were accurate at the time of writing. For the absolute best Dota 2 TI10 odds, head to Stake.com.

Team Secret vs OG TI10 betting analysis

Dota 2 fans get a match worthy of the grand finals right away in the first round at The International 10. Led by Clement “Puppey” Ivanov, Team Secret is a force to be reckoned with. The squad’s 4-2-2 group stage record is great, but they’re up against the two-time defending champion. OG had a much worse DPC season than did Secret, but the team has considerably improved at The International. A win over Secret would be a great start towards a potential three-peat for OG. 

The odds for this TI10 playoffs match are very even. Analysis of the years results favors Secret, but any Dota 2 fan with a heart believes in OG at The International. Neither team has had a great season, so it all comes down to the moment in this colossal head-to-head battle. Stake.com has Team Secret at 2.05 and OG at 1.69 to win. OG is slightly favored for its previous TI championships, but this is also a rare opportunity to double your money on a Team Secret victory.

beastcoast vs Alliance TI10 betting analysis

These two aspiring teams want to prove that they deserve to be at The International. South American squad beastcoast performed admirably in the group stage, even taking a surprise series off Team Secret. Alliance entered as the EU DPC champion and a podium contender but floundered in the group stage with a 1-2-5 match record. The pair are now locked into a brutal best-of-one to decide which team advances.

These teams haven’t played each other before, but the early odds give the advantage to beastcoast. Core duo Héctor “K1” Rodríguez and Jean Pierre “Chris Luck” Gonzales have averaged 648 GPM and 616 XPM respectively. Alliance can’t be counted out, especially with carry Nikolay “Nikobaby” Nikolov’s  6.4 kill average. Considering both team’s trajectories, beastcoast is the likely winner. A $20 bet on beastcoast to beat Alliance earns $34.60 at Stake.

Virtus.pro vs Vici GamingTI10 betting analysis

The first round of the TI10 playoffs will end with an exciting match between the Eastern European upstart and the Chinese masters. Virtus.pro are the breakout stars of The International 10 group stage with a 5-1-2 match record. Vici managed a 4-2-2 in the harder group, and the team has stayed very active in Chinese regional leagues.

While VP may have the momentum, Vici should have an advantage in the first round of TI10 playoffs.Virtus.pro is definitely the more adventurous of the two teams. The young squad is pioneering the Dawnbreaker and Bounty Hunter combo in competitive Dota 2, but that becomes less important in a best-of-three.

Vici Gaming is the more othodox squad. Captain Ding “Dy” Cong prefers pairing Elder Titan with mobile carries like Weaver and Spectre. That classical approach could lead to a major payout, as Stake.com puts Vici at 2.08 odds to beat Virtus.pro.

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