ESL One Malaysia's Liquid vs OG match is the next spectacular clash in the world of top-tier Dota 2. Both teams have a lot of similarities, but their forms are clearly not the same after PGL Arlington Major. Let's see what the rosters look like and what the experts think on the potential winner.
OG had ups and downs in the previous major. They had no clue how to stop the Chinese giants PSG.LGD and Team Aster, and eventually lost, missing on the opportunity of setting the record of two consecutive major wins with a stand-in. Now, they'll have no aid from Sebastien "Ceb" Debs, and their new stand-in is Evgeniy "Chuvash" Makarov. However, now the task seems easier as well, as they'll meet a team they know a lot about without any pressure of Valve's official tournaments. Today OG's lineup is:
Liquid had numerous draws during the Arlington major. Unfortunately, there have been defeats too, such as the matches against Fnatic and BOOM. The team that looked solid in the beginning of the DPC season struggled hard lately, and Malaysian tournament might be their last chance to get back on track before the beginning of The International qualifiers. Losing in those would be a disastorus result for the team of this caliber. Liquid registered these names for the match against OG:
Liquid vs OG winning odds
Teams met once past month. The best-of-2 encounter ended in a draw. But OG are still the favorites. Their players have more experience and they are in a better form. However, they have already qualified for TI11 and have no reason to push themselves too hard. So, it might be a good idea to keep an eye on Liquid. Lastly, the odds from pinnacle.com look like this:
Note that the odds may change in real time.