Together with i-League 2021, today we are following the ESL One Fall 2021 playoff stage. Here are my picks and predictions for today.
Vici Gaming @ 1.66
Vici Gaming is currently in 3rd place in the group stage of i-League. With 2 wins and 2 losses, they are placed behind their opponents today, RNG. RNG is a big surprise of this tournament as they are playing in an excellent form. With 3 wins and 1 loss they are looking solid and firm. Between those two teams everything is clear. They played 4 times this year. 4 best of 3 series, and RNG didn’t win a single series nor a map. I think Vici are massive favourites there. Only thing that can be a threat to them right now is a good form of RNG in this tournament.
Team Spirit @ 1.40
I have no doubt here, on who to bet. Team Spirit is 2nd best team in CIS region right now and they are playing vs the big underdogs in this tournament. As this will be Team Empire’s first playoffs of a big tournament in a while, they will be under a lot of pressure, so everything is on Spirit’s side. Quality, individual and team plays. Their last clash was in June, when Team Spirit took a close 3-2 victory in The International CIS qualifiers. I think a safe bet here would be Team Spirit to win the series, even if the odds are kinda low.
PSG.LGD @ 2.24
What a beauty of a match this can be. Number 1 CIS team vs most probably the number 1 team from China. Strangely enough, Chinese are underdogs in this series. VirtusPro did amazingly in the group stage, as they had a perfect run so far. 5 matches, 5 2-0 wins, and a clean sheet. Those two teams played lastly in the 1st Major of the year in March, and PSG.LGD took a dominant victory there. I don’t think VirtusPro is ready to face a strong team like PSG.LGD is, as Chinese will surely do their best to go to the upper bracket finals. And I do think they can do it. Amazing odds on ML win on PSG.LGD, worth trying for.