The CIS DPC division is on fire this Friday and we will follow the most interesting matches.
There are some very important clashes in the lower division, as well as two matches that can secure playoff spots for some teams in the upper division. Here are my picks for Friday’s matches.
PuckChamp @ 1.69
This is such a hard pick. These two teams are fighting for the 1st place in the CIS lower division. Let me just mention that the first two teams are advancing on to the upper division for season 2. Winstrike is holding 1st place in the division, with 5 straight wins and 0 losses. PuckChamp are 4-1, but there is a but here. These two teams faced each other in the Snow Sweet Snow tournament yesterday. PuckChamp took that victory with ease, a clean 2-0. That was a real surprise, because I think that Winstrike have been playing better and better. They were on a nice win streak before PuckChamp broke them down. I think this is a 55-45 match for PuckChamp, and this match will be really competitive and close. Over 2.5 maps is another good bet here, but I’ve decided to pick PuckChamp to win this series. They looked too confident yesterday vs Winstrike. Highly risky match to bet on.
Virtus.Pro -1.5 @ 1.40
Yes, Virtus.Pro are favourites here. Yes, Virtus.Pro are holding 1st place in the division currently. With 10-1 in maps, they are the best team in the competition for now. They are holding the top spot, together with NaVi, who are 5-0 too, but with slightly worse map difference, 10-2. This match is pretty important for Virtus.Pro, as they desperately need a win here. Only the 1st team is going directly to Major Playoffs, while the 2nd ranked team is going to Major Group Stage, which is pretty big. I think VP is for sure a better collective team with more quality, it’s just a matter of drafts and how the maps will go. They will surely win, and I think it can easily be 2-0 for VP. From the last 5 matches, NoTechies has only 1 win. They are in 7th place in the division with only 1 win and 4 losses. Big difference between those two teams, but NoTechies has a quite attractive roster too. This will be an interesting match and this is surely a risky handicap. Be careful.
Gambit @ 1.30
Team Unique or ex NoPangolier will need to do a hell of a work to beat Gambit’s first squad. Both teams are fighting for the 6th to 4th placement in the division which secures the place in the division for the next season. Both teams have 2 wins and 3 losses. However, Gambit looks like a much better squad. With NoOne joining them on position 2, they are looking like a real threat in the CIS scene for the future. Unique are on a 2 match winning streak, as they have beaten Empire and NoTechies, while Gambit lost to NaVi in a close 1-2 series after they’ve beaten Imperial Pro Gaming and HellRaisers. This is surely their match and even if ML odds are lower, I suggest a bigger stake here. Bigger unit bet would compenzise lower odds.