There isn't a hotter team on the planet right now. OG (hailing from Europe and captained by
Tal “Fly” Aizik) have already won two Dota 2 majors this year, the Manila Major and the ESL One Frankfurt. No other team has won more than one official Valve Corporation event – Valve being the developers and publishers of Dota 2.
As usual, Team Liquid are the one team in the 18-team field (including the four Wild Cards) expected to give OG a serious run for their money. These European rivals have been at each other's throats all year, with OG usually getting the better of it. Team Liquid are +400 at press time; Wings Gaming (+550) and Newbee (+650) are the second-tier contenders.
E-Sports Odds: OG, Team Liquid Collide at the International
With two Dota 2 majors already under their belts, OG are the +250 favorites to take down the biggest E-sports tournament of them all, the International. Seattle's KeyArena will once again play host, starting August 3 and ending with the Grand Finals on August 13.
OG's toughest competition should come from Team Liquid (+400), although most of their battles have gone OG's way of late. The ESL One Manila champions from Wings Gaming (+550) could have some value after their successful roster shuffle. And the 2014 TI winners, Newbee (+650), are on the rise after snatching Kaka from EHOME (+3300).