Home I DotA 2 Professional League Season 5 Match Preview & Betting Prediction I LGD.Forever Young vs LGD (Dota2 Professional League Season 5 (2018 S1) – Top, April 20, Friday, 08:00 CEST, Best of three): LGD.Forever Young The Dota 2 team was found by the organization LGD Gaming in September 2016. The young Chinese players were led by the experienced xiao8. In January 2017, he once again announced his retirement. However, the line-up was not dissolved but continued to perform in an updated form. The team did not show much spark until the side qualified for TI7 where they impressed the audience, showing a high level of the game. LFY won the “bronze” and entered the new season without changes in the composition. However, the start of the season was so unsuccessful that in February 2018 the team underwent significant changes. The changes haven’t also gone well for the side. In the Dota Pro Circuit, they sit at the 15th place, having only 45 points to show. The highest achievement of the side this season is finishing the Perfect World Masters competition at the third place in 2017. However, in the previous season of the DPL, the side was victorious against Newbee in the grand finale. They will surely be aiming to accomplish same results this time around. They have every right to do, even though they are not in the best of forms. However, the unpredictability factor plays a great role for the Chinese Dota. LGD Gaming The Chinese team LGD for several years is one of the strongest in the world. The first composition for Dota from LGD Gaming appeared in early January 2010. However, the most efficient team gathered after TI1, when the talented captain xiao8 stood at the helm. The team was often played by the best players in China. ZSMJ, Sylar, Yao, DDC and other high-profile names the team owes its fame and results. At TI2, LGD Gaming seemed invincible: They finished the group stage without defeats, but in the finals of the Winners they lost to Na’Vi. As a result, the team took only third place. Nevertheless, the team retained leadership in the region up to TI3, where the 9-12th place was regarded as a failure. Followed by changes in the composition, and in February 2014 LGD Gaming left the main “brain” of the team – xiao8. Later, he returned to the team to bring the side to third place at TI5. After the final withdrawal of xiao8 as the head of the team. LGD Gaming could not return to its previous glory for about a year, until TI7. LGD Gaming finished the TI7 at 4th place, losing to Team Liquid in the lower bracket. This was their highest achievement for the last eight months. However, quite recently the side has finished the DAC at second place losing to Mineski in the final. After this achievement, the side has jumped to eighth place in DPC ranking with 540 points. They will be fairly confident against LFY. Final Verdict LGD Gaming 2 – 1 LGD.FY Odds on GG.BET LGD Gaming 1.29 – 3.26 LGD.FY VGJ.Thunder vs Vici Gaming (Dota2 Professional League Season 5 (2018 S1) – Top, April 20, Friday, 11:30 CEST, Best of three): VGJ.Thunder The new brand sister team of the organization Vici Gaming – the team of Vici Gaming J. The announcement was made in September 2016. The honorable captain and sponsor of the team was the famous American basketball player Jeremy Lin, showing great interest in e-sports. In September 2017, the old line-up was dissolved and two new ones were created – in China and the United States. The Chinese roster was named VGJ Thunder. In the Dota Pro Circuit, the side sits at 7th place with 650 points. The side finished first in the Galaxy Battles II: Emerging Worlds and secured a second place in The Bucharest Major, GESC: Indonesia Dota2 Minor, and StarLadderImbaTV Invitational Season 5. The side finished third in the last season of DPL and will surely be aiming to win the league this time. Vici Gaming The first lineup of Vici Gaming appeared on October 21, 2012. It was assembled from young and little-known players. In the Dota 2 Pro circuit, the side sits at 5th place with 720 points. They might be a good side on paper, however, this is not the case. In the past two months, the performance of the side has declined. They have been performing poorly in the competitions as well as in the local scene. They have won only one series in the DPL so far and are destined for the early elimination. Final Verdict VGJ. Thunder 2 – 0 Vici Gaming Odds on GG.BET VGJ. Thunder 1.96 – 1.75 Vici Gaming
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