We are following WePlay! Pushka League Season 1 where it’s time for the day 6 of the division 1 with two EU and one CIS clashes. Let’s analyze the matches and see who are the favourites today.
Team Spirit @ 2.02
The last clash between NaVi and Spirit was in ESL One LA Online CIS division. Team Spirit took that match dominantly 2-0 and showed why they are a real up and coming stack that’s gonna shake the CIS scene. However, since they’ve entered the ESL One LA playoffs, Team Spirit has gone downhill. 0-2 vs VirtusPro and 0-2 vs Chicken Fighters showed that they are still not on the necessary level. In this league they currently have a win vs B8 and a loss vs VP.Prodigy, academy team of Virtus.Pro. Why am I only talking about Team Spirit? Because I think they can fight an even battle vs NaVi.
NaVi have played 3 matches in this league and have a win vs B8 and FlyToMoon, but a loss vs HellRaisers. NaVi were pretty much lost in their ESL One LA Online group, finishing in the last place in the group stage. They just look lost and it seems like this is not their patch. 2.00+ odds on Team Spirit are just a must take. This is a 50-50 match, neither team looks good in their last matches, but Spirit impressed me in ESL One LA. If they can get back to that performance, they can easily beat NaVi.
Ninjas in Pyjamas @ 2.65
Today’s matches are getting better and better. NiP (or ex Chicken Fighters squad) has a chance to beat Nigma. Why? Because Nigma still hasn’t found their pace, and they are easily losing games when opponents shut down Miracle. He is carrying them hard, and with good draft and rotations they can shut down Miracle’s play and if that happens, NiP will have a big shot to take them down.
Nigma still hasn’t adjusted to the new patch and currently they are far away from the once famous unbeatable team. Nigma currently has 1 win and 1 loss in this league as they have lost against Liquid 1-2, and they have barely beat OG.Seed on Monday 2-1. They are beatable, there is no question about that. Odds on NiP are amazing, and I do think that ex Chicken Fighters can do it. They are 2-0 in the league with wins over Liquid and OG.Seed. Safer bet would be +1.5 handicap on NiP.
Alliance +1.5 @ 1.56
And the best comes at the end. OG is facing Alliance in a classic match. Let’s keep in mind, OG is again playing with stand-ins. W1sh- and Ceb will standin for Topson and MidOne. We still haven’t see them in this combination, as the last tournament they played they had 33 on position 2 and Ceb again at the position 3. Wish- is a 22 year old player that still hasn’t had a chance to perform for any bigger teams and organizations. Now it’s his chance to prove himself to the public. Is that too much pressure for him to handle or will he just go with a flow? I do think a lot of OG’s play will depend on him.
On the other side, Alliance is playing with a stand-in on position 5 too, as they still don’t have a full lineup announced. Fng from Gambit joined them for this tournament. Alliance is 1-1, with a win vs Liquid and a loss vs Secret, while the main squad of OG still hasn’t played any official matches in this league. This is their first match with this mixed team and it will be interesting to see how they will perform. We saw that they had a lot of fun in the ESL One LA Online tournament pulling out some funny meme plays and tactics. Will they take this tournament seriously? We will see. They are big favourites in this match, but Alliance with NikoBaby carrying them can surely take a map. Big opportunity for Alliance.