We are getting closer to the end of week 4 of the 2021 DPC season.
Both the upper and lower divisions are really getting hot and we are here to follow all the matches daily. For the end of this working week, I’m bringing you CIS and South American DPC divisions. Here are my Friday picks and predictions.
Winstrike +1.5 @ 1.42
Yes, XactJlepbI are favourites here. But they showed a lot of weakness in their last matches. Even though they are 1-1 in the division currently, both of their games ended on the 3rd map. 1-2 vs B8 and 2-1 vs VP.Prodigy are some respectable results in this division, but Winstrike did better I think. 2-1 vs Gambit and 2-1 vs Imperial Pro Gaming are really amazing results vs really strong and decent squads. Winstrike are on top of the table currently with 2 straight wins. Yes, XactJlepbI are favourites, they are on a 3 match winning streak, but I see opportunity for Winstrike here, at least one map. That’s highly possible.
Virtus.Pro @ 1.15
Virtus.Pro is definitely one of the hottest squads in the region right now. Really amazing stack of CIS youngsters. And they are doing their work, can’t say otherwise. However, I always loved Live to Win. Since their recent creation, I thought they have a good caliber of players to be well matched vs stronger teams in the scene. Both VP and Live to Win have one 2-0 win in the upper division. I can say that Virtus.Pro had a stronger showing vs Empire, compared to LtW’s vs NoTechies. However, this can be a very difficult series to predict. VP are heavy favourites here and there is a high chance for VP 2-0-ing Live to Win. I do think that Live to Win will have their own chance and with the right drafts they can pull up the +1.5 handicap. Very tricky one. The safest would be to go with VP ML if you can find any decent odds at all on this one.
Team Spirit -1.5 @ 1.48
Funnily enough, Team Spirit never beat Empire in the 2020. They played 2 best of 1’s and they’ve lost both of them. However, both teams have new squads now, and the situation is kinda different now. Team Spirit is a new squad with new guys on the block. They are doing amazingly. By winning BTS Pro Series Season 4: Europe/CIS last December, they showed that they can be matches vs one of the best European squads. Sadly, I do think that the Empire can’t do anything here. They are just not on the level of Team Spirit right now, and they’ve struggled a lot before. 0-2 vs HellSmashers showed that. Spirit won vs EXTREMUM easily and that is the way they want to go in their next series.
Infamous @ 1.30
This should be another easy pick, right? I do believe so. Even though Team Unknown came out of the qualifiers to this division and they had only 1 loss, I do believe this can potentially be too much for them. 2 matches in the upper division, 2 losses. On the other side Infamous had 1 match and they surprised us all. Clean 2-0 victory vs one of the favourites, Thunder Predators. Really impressive showings from them in their last series, and I do believe they are heavily favoured here. There can be good odds found on Infamous ML. Use that.