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Dota 2 Bali Major 2023 Predictions & Betting Preview (June 29 – July 9)

Bali Major 2023 Betting Tips & Predictions (2023 Dota Pro Circuit)

The third and final Major of the Dota 2 season is here, and it couldn’t be more anticipated. History has already been made as Dota 2 heads to Bali for the first time to play a Major, and there are plenty more opportunities for records to be broken over the coming 10 days as well. With 18 teams all vying to finish their 2023 season on a high, this is an esports event that is not to be missed – and there’s no need to miss any of the betting action as well, with our 2023 Bali Major betting guide below.

Key Details About the Dota 2 Bali Major 2023

Heading into the Bali Major, Dota 2 team Gaimin Gladiators will have their eyes set on glory as they chase their third consecutive Major title. Winners in Berlin and Lima already this year; can the Gaimin Gladiators surprise Indonesian bookmakers and add Bali to their trophy cabinet as well? It will be something like a Tripple Crown collection in many sports and what no other team has done before.

However, the next 10 days will be no walk in the park for the Gladiators. Earlier this month, Tundra Esports deprived them of victory in the DPC WEU 2023 Tour 3: Division I, and they will no doubt be eager to repeat that in Bali as well. Add in Team Liquid, who know how to perform on the big stage, as well as BetBoom and PSG.LGD, who are always threats, and this will be one of the hardest-fought Majors of the year. Read on for all the best Bali Major 2023 betting tips based on the latest Dota 2 Bali Major 2023 odds.

Tournament: 2023 Bali Major, 2023 Dota Pro Circuit
🧾 Format: Offline Tier 1 tournament with 18 teams
🏟️ Venue: Ayana Estate, Bali, Indonesia
🗓️ Dates: Thursday, 29 June to Sunday, 9 July 2023

Dota 2 Bali Major 2023 Odds & Favorites

To gauge where the field is ahead of this tournament, let’s look at the Dota 2 Bali Major 2023 odds. Here’s what the esports online bookies are saying right now:

Gaimin Gladiators to win
Best odds:
4.00 (3/1)
4.9
4.4
100% up to $500
T&Cs Apply
4.2
125% up to $1250
T&Cs Apply
Tundra Esports to win
Best odds:
5.00 (4/1)
4.9
4.4
100% up to $500
T&Cs Apply
4.2
125% up to $1250
T&Cs Apply
Team Liquid to win
Best odds:
6.00 (5/1)
4.9
4.4
100% up to $500
T&Cs Apply
4.2
125% up to $1250
T&Cs Apply
BetBoom Team to win
Best odds:
7.00 (6/1)
4.9
4.4
100% up to $500
T&Cs Apply
4.2
125% up to $1250
T&Cs Apply
PSG.LGD to win
Best odds:
8.00 (7/1)
4.9
4.4
100% up to $500
T&Cs Apply
4.2
125% up to $1250
T&Cs Apply

While the fact that the Gaimin Gladiators lead the betting odds is no surprise, what does stand out is just how close these odds are. The top five betting favorites each just have one point separating them, with fifth-placed PSG.LGD has a relatively strong 8.00 (7/1) to win the title still.

Following the Gaimin Gladiators, who pay 4.00 (3/1) for the win in Bali, Tundra Esports are the next favorites. Paying just 5.00 (4/1), they lead Team Liquid, who are third favorites at 6.00 (5/1). Next, BetBoom are on 7.00 (6/1), before PSG.LGD rounded out the top five on 8.00 (7/1), as mentioned.

Understanding the Dota 2 Bali Major 2023

This will be the first-ever occurrence of a Dota 2 Major in Bali, making it a historic affair. The tournament will consist of 18 teams, all of which will be competing for valuable DPC ranking points. As this is the final opportunity for teams to gain points ahead of The International 2023 at the end of the season, the Bali Major 2023 has perhaps the most anticipation ahead of it of all the Majors this year.

With no history to look at in the Bali Major, here’s an overview of the past five Major winners in Dota 2:

Past Five Major Winners in Dota 2

  • 2021 Kyiv Major — PSG.LGD beat Evil Geniuses
  • 2022 Arlington Major — Team Spirit beat LSG.LGD
  • 2022 Stockholm Major — OG beat TSM
  • 2023 Lima Major — Gaimin Gladiators beat Team Liquid
  • 2023 Berlin Major — Gaimin Gladiators beat Team Liquid

With Gaimin Gladiators beating Team Liquid in the past two Major finals, can they pull off a three-peat here in Bali? Before we dive into looking at the 2023 Bali Major Dota 2 favorites, let’s understand more of the tournament details.

Dota 2 Bali Major 2023 Tournament Info

The group stage of this Major sees participants split into two groups, where they will complete a round-robin to determine their progress in the tournament. These teams are selected as follows:

  • Four each from Western Europe and China
  • Three each from Eastern Europe and Southeastern Asia
  • Two each from North America and South America

Here’s how those groups have been arranged:

2023 Bali Major Group A Betting Prediction

Team Region Prediction
beastcoast South America 12th
Blacklist International Southeast Asia 13th
Execration Southeast Asia 17th
Invictus Gaming China 14th
Shopify Rebellion North America 6th
Team Aster China 8th
Team Liquid Western Europe Runners Up
Team Spirit Eastern Europe 7th
Tundra Esports Western Europe 3rd

* Bolded Teams to proceed to the upper bracket playoffs.

2023 Bali Major Group B Betting Prediction

Team Region Prediction
9Pandas Eastern Europe 9th
Azure Ray China 11th
BetBoom Team Eastern Europe 4th
Bleed Esports Southeast Asia 16th
Evil Geniuses South America 10th
Gaimin Gladiators Western Europe Champions
nouns North America 18th
PSG.LGD China 5th
Quest Esports Western Europe 15th

* Bolded Teams to proceed to the upper bracket playoffs.

From these groups, the top four teams will proceed to the upper bracket after the round-robin. The fifth and sixth-placed teams will head to the lower bracket, while the remaining sides will be eliminated. Group play games are best of two, playoff matches are best of three, while the grand final is best of five.

After all is said and done, $500,000 will be distributed in prize money, with the winners receiving a hefty $200,000 for their efforts.

Dota 2 Bali Major 2023 Predictions

Enough details; let’s get to our 2023 Dota 2 Bali Major tips and predictions. We’ve broken down the latest Dota 2 betting odds, and here are our top Bali Major 2023 betting tips:

Gaimin Gladiators to Win @ 4.00 (3/1)

Main Prediction
Gaimin Gladiators to Win
Best odds:
4.00 (3/1)
Agree with prediction?
(2 voted)

2 (100%)

0

This may be a predictable bet, but at 4.00 (3/1), it’s still nice and lucrative. Simply put, the Gaimin Gladiators are the team to beat in 2023, and we don’t think anybody will. With the likes of ‘dyrachyo’ and ‘Quinn’ at the helm for Gaimin, the side looks virtually unstoppable.

Yes, they were defeated recently in the DPC WEU 2023 Tour 3: Division I, but we say this is a good thing. Missing out on that title will have prevented Gaimin from getting complacent, and they’ll be turning up to Bali hungry, eager to avenge their loss. With three from three Tier 1 tournaments won by Gaimin this season, it’s hard to bet against them winning here as well at 4.00 (3/1).

Team Liquid to Make Final @ 3.25 (9/4)

Event Prediction
Team Liquid to Make Final
Best odds:
3.25 (9/4)
Agree with prediction?
(2 voted)

2 (100%)

0

While Team Liquid may not have fared too well at the DPC WEU 2023 Tour 3: Division I recently, we also believe this won’t dictate their performance in the upcoming Bali Major. Prior to their fourth-placed finish there, Team Liquid were one of the form sides in 2023 – winning the previous two DPC WEU events and finishing runners-up in both Majors, as well as DreamLeague Season 19.

Expect Team Liquid to continue performing on the big stage and make another deep run here. Losing to the Gaimin Gladiators for the fourth consecutive time in a big tournament will be tough, but with a return of 3.25 (9/4) for making the final, this is an excellent bet.

Team Aster vs Team Spirit: Opening Match to Be Tie @ 2.20 (6/5)

Event Prediction
Team Aster vs Team Spirit: Opening Match to Be Tie
Best odds:
2.20 (6/5)
Agree with prediction?
(2 voted)

0

(100%) 2

For those who can’t hold out until the end of this tournament for a return, one of the opening matches presents a lucrative betting opportunity. Team Aster and Team Spirit face off in Group A, and we think this one will be a little closer than the legal bookies expect.

Given the fact that both Team Aster and Team Spirit have had underwhelming seasons so far, this final Major of the year will be a crucial one. As a result, we expect each team to bring their best in this match and for the clash to end in a stalemate. The two sides have split their meetings in 2023, and with the best-of-two format being so volatile, a 1-1 result is the best bet with a return of 2.20 (6/5).

Gaimin Gladiators to Win
Best odds:
4.00 (3/1)
4.9
4.4
100% up to $500
T&Cs Apply
4.2
125% up to $1250
T&Cs Apply
Team Aster vs Team Spirit: Tie in Opening Game
Best odds:
2.20 (6/5)
4.9
4.4
100% up to $500
T&Cs Apply
4.2
125% up to $1250
T&Cs Apply

We’ve looked at the odds of winning the Dota 2 Bali Major 2023 and made our predictions. Now it’s your turn – do you think that Gaimin can win their third Major of the season? Will Team Liquid yet again fall short at the final hurdle? Or will a dark horse emerge from the shadows to surprise us all? We’ll know on the 9th of July, but until then, get your bets in ahead of the tournament’s start on Thursday.

Bren
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Bren is our resident Kiwi, and has been playing or watching sports down under in New Zealand for the better part of three decades. With 12+ years experience as a professional writer, Bren loves to dive deep into all things sport to bring the best betting analysis and predictions here at BetZillion.

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