DPL-CDA Professional League is in its second season, and once again boasts top teams from the Chinese region.
10 teams are on the battlefield for a chunk of the $186,000 prize pool. This week marks the last lap of the tournament.
The scores are not far from each other, though. Vici Gaming and Sparking Arrow Gaming will have their last match of the tournament.
Vici Gaming will be looking to lock up first place while Sparking Arrow Gaming will be looking to potenatially steal first place. Who will prevail?
Vici Gaming has been a top contender in the Chinese region for years now, winning multiple majors and posting multiple strong placements in The International.
Vici Gaming’s players are as follows:
While Vici Gaming is a proven winner in a live setting, the online league era has brought inconsistent results for the team. Fans expected Vici Gaming to dominate the region, but it fell short in the grand finals on several occasions.
The team now has four second-place finishes in regional tournaments under its belt, including Vici’s last two outings. Vici Gaming is looking to come back stronger in this tournament.
As a team, Sparking Arrow Gaming remains strong but has posted inconsistent results. The team earned a few titles in different regional leagues.
The team actually scored a first-place finish in BEYOND EPIC: China by defeating Vici Gaming, but that success was short-lived.
Sparking Arrow Gaming recently underperformed in OGA Dota Pit: China, which prompted a roster shuffle. The team traded two players with Royal Never Give Up, which could cement the newcomer as an elite team in the region undo all the progress they have made over the last few months.
Sparking Arrow Gaming’s are debuting with its new lineup:
The DPL-CDA Professional League is the debut tournament for Sparking Arrow Gaming’s new roster.
Vici Gaming and Sparking Arrow Gaming have faced each other several times in the past. The most notable matchup was the grand finals of BEYOND EPIC: China. Sparking Arrow Gaming bested Vici Gaming in a clean 3-0 sweep. That’s also a bit of an outlier, as Vici Gaming has a 4-1 record against SAG.
Fans should also take into account that Sparking Arrow Gaming is currently playing with its new roster. The new lineup’s chemistry is still uncertain, and the Winners.bet’s line reflects this by favoring Vici Gaming by a significant margin.
Vici Gaming looks like a safe bet, but Sparking Arrow Gaming could offer something to risk-takers.