We break down two hotly contested matchups in ESL One: Road to Rio.
Spirit ML (1.32)
Winstrike have looked fantastic, but they will now go up against a team that actually has them beat in the map veto. Spirit should ban Vertigo straight out of the gate, and while it opens up for Winstrike to pick Nuke or Train, these are still maps that Spirit have looked surprisingly good on. The odds are short on Spirit in this one, but I think Winstrike’s journey ends here.
Virtus.pro ML (1.41)
Virtus.pro will hope to revenge their group stage loss to Hard Legion in this decider match. Jame & co have started looking a bit better recently after some shoddy performances, and they are honestly a class above Hard Legion in terms of individual skill. As long as qikert shows up to play, Virtus.pro should have what it takes to come out victorious this time around.