NiP will take on fnatic in a hotly contested derby at ESL One: Road to Rio, we break it down alongside two other matches in the tournament.
Nemiga -1.5 (1.49)
Unique have been atrocious, they have not won a single match since kenzor joined the roster, and they have been swept in all of their games at ESL One: Road to Rio so far. Nemiga, meanwhile, managed to take a map against Spirit, and they have looked good at times at this tournament, with their 2–0 win against forZe being their major highlight. We’ve been betting against Unique every time with success so far, so we might as well keep doing it until it fails.
We’ve ourselves a tasty treat in the form of a classic Swedish derby between NiP and fnatic. NiP have already secured their spot in the playoffs, so while these teams should definitely want to win for bragging rights alone, you would have to favor fnatic due to the motivational factor.
Over 2.5 maps (1.91)
Vitality and Heretics are just outside of the playoffs with a 3–3 record, and they will both be hungry to win this match. Interestingly, they also have very similar map pools, so this might just be a close game. While Vitality are certainly the favorites, Heretics might have what it takes to take this to a decider.