HR, Level UP, Unique, PuckChamp will face each other in the Pinnacle Cup, while Spirit will try to beat EXTREMUM in the final match of the day.
HellRaisers @ 1.50
This will be the first series between those two squads. HellRaisers are in much better form and they are clean favourites today. HellRaisers are holding 3rd place with 4 wins and 2 losses, while Level UP are holding 8th place with just 2 wins out of the 6 matches. Level UP showed some nice matches vs PuckChamp, HellBear Smashers and Chicken Fighters, but their last series vs EXTREMUM (0-2) was a disappointment. Statistically, HellRaisers are mostly playing 2-0 or 0-2 matches, very rarely they go into the 3 maps, but this may be different. HellRaisers ML is a good bet here, but if Level UP repeat their good plays from a week ago, they can threaten HellRaisers.
Team Unique @ 1.57
Two matches this year, 6 maps, one win on each side - that’s Unique and PuckChamp statistics. PuckChamp can be a really hard and unpleasant opponent to play against, especially to a team like Unique which is not stable. Unique shows good games like in their matches vs Brame and NaVi, but they know to fail too, even if they are heavy favourites. Unique are solid favourites here and odds are decent, as I do believe they can win this series on a confidence from their NaVi and Brame victories. PuckChamp is a weaker squad compared to those two, so Unique shouldn’t have too many problems with them. If fn will do his work on mid and Slayer will make good calls, they can win this.
Team Spirit -1.5 @ 1.41
I really do like EXTREMUM and their efforts to break that ice on their progression. However, Team Spirit is just on another level right now. Even tho EXTREMUM has some more ringing names in their lineup, Spirit just became one of two best CIS squads, if not the best. Their last two matches vs EXTREMUM this year went to Spirit’s way, both 2-0. Their win here shouldn’t be questioned, but I wonder if they would be able to hold their lines and take another 2-0 here. They are on a 3 match winning streak, while EXTREMUM lost their last series to Chicken Fighters pretty badly. Handicap is a reasonable bet here.