Yesterday passed without sensations, everyone played as they had been expected, only Natus Vincere lost with a score 2-1. The last day of EPICENTER XL is coming and we will try to predict who will advance to the playoffs.
The match between FlyToMoon and Team Empire, bookmakers’ odds for the match start from 1.4 for FlyToMoon and 2.7 for Team Empire.
FlyToMoon holds the 3rd-4th place in its group with a statistic 2-2 and has to advance to the playoffs, however, it’s unknown, in which bracket they will get.
The author’s general impression about Team Secret: It’s a stable team in this tournament, it shows decent results in its group.
Team Empire will be eliminated from the tournament for sure as it hasn’t won even a single match in a group.
The author’s general impression about Team Empire: The team’s game was very weak, if you look at the players’ personal skill, all of them are good but if you take decisions made during a game into consideration, everything is not so smooth, the team obviously needs to find a good captain for achieving any results.
Team Empire will have to let FlyToMoon go because the teams are from one region and Team Empire has not chances to advance. FlyToMoon will win the match.
The match between NewBee and OG Dota, bookmakers’ odds for the match start from 1.6 for NewBee and 1.8 for OG Dota.
NewBee managed to beat Natus Vincere, which gave them small chances to get to the playoffs. But these chances are tiny, considering the game they show.
The author’s general impression about NewBee: The Chinese team has definitely shown a result they hadn’t been expected. I think the team with such a bad game must not advance to the playoffs but they have a chance.
OG Dota 2 lost to Virtus Pro with a score 2-0 without a chance, however, the team will go to the playoffs for sure, it’s only unknown, in which bracket they will advance - an upper bracket or a lower one.
The author’s general impression about OG Dota 2: I like the game of OG Dota 2 in this tournament, of course, everything is not so good but they have gained a lot of momentum in their game. The team has obviously deserved to come out of the group.
If NewBee shows the same game as they have shown in the first days, the team OG Dota 2 will not leave them chances to advance. NewBee will have to try very hard to beat their opponents but I don’t believe in them a lot. I think that NewBee’s deserved maximum is one won map but the team will be able to win if it prepares well for the match. OG Dota 2 will achieve victory in the confrontation but the match will be very controversial.
The match between Team Liquid and Mineski, bookmakers’ odds for the match start from 1.5 for Team Liquid and 2.2 for Mineski.
Team Liquid hasn’t lost a map in this tournament and guaranteed itself a slot in the upper bracket of the tournament.
The author’s general impression about Team Liquid: The team shows us with such game that they have prepared for the tournament very well and can easily win it.
Mineski will have to advance to the playoffs but they don’t almost have a chance to get to the upper bracket.
The author’s general impression about Mineski: The winners of the previous Major now show not the best results but they are gaining their shape with every map, if they continue playing well, they will have all chances to hold a good place in this tournament.
We will see a very interesting match, it changes nothing for the teams because each of them will come out of the group. Team Liquid leaves not chances to teams in its and will have to advance to the playoffs without losses, they can just experiment now, which makes this match not so predictable. Team Liquid will win the match.
The match between Natus Vincere and paiN Gaming, bookmakers’ odds for the match start from 1.5 for Natus Vincere and 2.5 for paiN Gaming.
Yesterday, Natus Vincere lost to NewBee, in the today’s match the fate of their advancement to the playoffs will be decided.
The author’s general impression about Natus Vincere: The team is unstable as it is always, it’s still unknown what to expect from them in this tournament. It’s impossible to predict if the team comes out of the group with such game.
paiN Gaming hasn’t been showing something interesting in this tournament but they will still have chances to advance to the playoffs if they win the match.
The author’s general impression about paiN Gaming: As everyone has thought, the team plays on a below average level in the tournament. I think that they are unlikely to come out of the group and get to the playoffs of the tournaments.
Natus Vincere can win and lose the match. It’s very difficult to predict the result of the match with such an unstable game but I believe that they will focus and show us a good result in the match. Natus Vincere will achieve victory.
The match between PSG.LGD and Complexity Gaming, bookmakers’ odds for the match start from 1.1 for PSG.LGD and 4.8 for Complexity gaming.
PSG.LGD holds the second place in the group with one loss. The team will get to the upper bracket of the tournament with 100% possibility.
The author’s general impression about PSG.LGD: A stable game of the Chinese team in this tournament guaranteed them an advancement to the playoffs, we’ll see what they will be able to show there.
Complexity Gaming still has some chances to come out of the group but they need teams that hold higher positions to lose. But this is unlikely to happen.
The author’s general impression about Complexity Gaming: I think the team has already shown its maximum in this tournament, I don’t believe in their advancement to the playoff stage.
I think PSG.LGD will achieve an easy victory in the match and get to the upper bracket of playoffs. PSG.LGD will prevail with a score 2-0.
The match between Virtus Pro and Team Secret, bookmakers’ odds for the match start from 1.5 for Virtus Pro and 2.4 for Team Secret.
Virtus Pro concentrated and started relating seriously to their matches after the loss against Natus Vincere. The team will have to get to the upper bracket of the tournament but there is nothing clear in this group.
The author’s general impression about Virtus Pro: One of the favorites of the tournament are showing a good game but sometimes they start experimenting, which doesn’t glad, and relax, which makes a bad impact on their results.
Everything will determine for Team Secret in this and parallel matches of the group, they will have to show their preparations to win the match.
The author’s general impression about Team Secret: If the didn’t relax at the beginning of the tournament, it would easily advance to the playoffs but now, it’s impossible to guarantee.
Virtus Pro should not lose this match to the opponents, I don’t believe that Team Secret will have enough power to beat them. There will be Virtus Pro’s victory but it isn’t worth to write off Team Secret.