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TI7 fave Evil Geniuses opens campaign against TnC


Evil Geniuses, the team favored to win the International 2017, will begin its Group A journey by facing SEA qualifier TnC Pro Team.

The TI5 champion is ahead of the pack in the betting at 5.00, narrowly ahead of Russian side Virtus.Pro, who is backed at 5.25.

Four-Major winner Red Bull OG and streaking Team Liquid are tied for third in the betting at 5.75, while Chinese giants NewBee and LGD Gaming are not that far behind at 10.50 and 11.75, respectively.

In its opener, the invited EG is priced to win at 1.30, while Nextbet pays 3.44 if TnC pulls off an upset, like in the Kiev Major when the Filipino side defeated the American team 2-0 in the first game of the Swiss format elimination.

Also in Group A is Liquid, who will start its campaign against Ig.Vitality. Liquid, which enters TI7 fresh from winning a number of LAN events, is tabbed to win at 1.15 against the Chinese qualifier squad, who is backed at 5.19.

In Group B, the invited Virtus.Pro will play NA qualifier Digital Chaos in its opener. A win for VP, which defeated DC 2-1 when the pair met at the Summit 7, is offered at 1.16, while an upset win from the American squad is priced at 4.98.

Red Bull OG, who won both Valve events this season, will begin its Group B quest against Cloud 9, another NA qualifier. OG is tipped to beat Cloud9 at 1.40, while an unexpected win from C9 will pay 2.88.