We break down tonight's action in BLAST Premier Fall Showdown, including a spicy matchup between Complexity and the new Cloud9 roster.
Liquid vs. MIBR is a common matchup, but this will be the first time that we see these two teams square off since MIBR changed their roster. Both of these teams managed to pull off crazy comebacks in their opening matches, so I would expect both teams to be coming into this one in good spirits. MIBR will likely pick Nuke in this one, with Liquid likely choosing between Overpass and Inferno, but it is hard to draw any proper conclusions based on the veto. MIBR tend to make things close, but Liquid are a stronger team on paper, and they deserve to be favourites here. You could make a strong case for MIBR on the handicap as they tend to steal at least a map against strong competition, but with no exotics offered on this match I would favour Liquid.
Cloud9 are coming off their first win with their new lineup, taking down NiP. However, this was pretty much an ideal team for them to beat due to how atrocious NiP are on Nuke. They will face a far tougher team in the form of Complexity in this match, and it is hard for me to justify a bet on anyone but the favourite with so little data available on Cloud9. The only thing that works in Cloud9’s favourite is the fact that it is tough for Complexity to predict how they will approach the veto process, but it is enough for me to seriously consider betting on them in this spot.