What was memorable for us on the first gaming day of ECS Season 7 - Finals?Lord Matus
The comeback by NRG
Such teams as Ninjas in Pyjamas and NRG Esports played in the second match in Group A. The map Train became their battlefield. NiP came to the match, not as the most obvious outsider and when they were leading with a score 11-5, many people were sure about the Swedes’ victory. As a result, the Americans realized that something was going wrong and, changing its side to CT, managed to turn the game in their favor and that’s not strange because the majority of teams plays way worse on Train as the defense than as the attack. NRG had a great series of 11 won rounds in a row, due to which achieved victory seemingly on the already-lost map.
Astralis lost a match to FURIA Esports
FURIA made a good start in the match, having won the first three rounds, after which smart bettors went catching odds on Astralis. After that, Astralis won a series of rounds without efforts and brought the game to the final line with a score 14-9. Everything went not according to the planned scenario in the 24th round and FURIA won one round and then another one and then four more. As a result, the Brazilian team, being the obvious favorite with the pre-match odds ~4,5, achieved victory, having stopped Astralis in the very end and made a comeback in 6 won rounds.
After that, three people promised to make a tattoo with the club’s logo in the honor of this event, about which you can read in our yesterday’s material. The match is undoubtedly one of the brightest matches at ECS Season 7 - Finals.
The comeback by North
The draw was made in the second match of Group B in the way that such teams MIBR and North faced. And we saw the following situation: MIBR was leading with a score 14-3, bets on the Brazilians are closed and the game will be over very soon. What could go wrong? Who could imagine that North found a lot of morale out of nowhere, find power and win 12 rounds? The Danish team managed to make the epic comeback, having brought the match to overtime where the winner was determined in the third extra-rounds series. North prevailed over the Brazilians with a score 25-23 in the losing situation. This match can teach us that you should never relax, never give up and the team’s morale and mood on a match decide a result during all stages of a match.
All above-mentioned matches prove one more time that betting on bo1 is a very unstable business and if you want to earn on pre-match bets, you should better look at bo3 series. There you can avoid the factor of randomness and make a more or less saving bet.
We are sure that if the first gaming day has brought so many positive emotions and such interesting matches, there will be what to watch during the second and the third gaming days.