ESL One: Road to Rio continues! We break down three of today's matchups, including a highly anticipated matchup between Liquid and MiBR.
MiBR +1.5 (1.78)
Both of these teams are coming off a win. Team Liquid did struggle a bit against Bad News Bears, but they eventually closed it out on the decider, while MIBR defeated their Brazilian counterpart, Yeah, by a score of 2–0. While Team Liquid deserve to be big favorites here, MiBR will be a in a decent spot to steal a map.
Envy should have a great shot at bouncing back from a loss to FURIA in this matchup against one of the weaker teams in the competition. The last time these two sides met, Envy came out on top by a score of 2–0 after convincing victories on Nuke and Mirage.
Heretics +1.5 (1.48)
Team Heretics have looked very strong since picking up Nivera, and they should have a decent shot at causing a bit of an upset here against an ENCE team that doesn’t have the strongest of map pools. They have a 7–1 record in BO3s since Nivera joined the roster, and they were able to steal a map in their only loss to Sprout.