We break down two of today's playoff matches in ESL One: Road to Rio.
Winstrike to win 2nd map (1.87)
While this is pretty much a dead-even game, Winstrike holds a clear advantage in the map veto, with strength on both Vertigo and Nuke, two maps that Syman have yet to win on since the team was formed. Both Winstrike on the money line or Winstrike to win the 2nd map are solid plays here, in my opinion.
Over 2.5 Maps (1.83)
NiP and Vitality have faced off three times in the past, with Vitality coming out on top in two of these meetings. However, NiP have been in excellent form recently, and they have definitely improved their map pool significantly, with Overpass now being a very strong map for them. This should be a pretty close game, since both teams are quite comfortable on each other’s map picks, and both the round handicap and the over are decent plays here.