For the end of this week we have a few very interesting matches and series.
i-League 2021 is moving to the crucial stage and we are following the loser bracket match, while D2CL 2021 is going into day 5.
Invictus Gaming @ 1.40
This should be easy for Invictus Gaming right? IG did beat RNG two times in the i-League 2021 group stage. Both times with a clean 2-0 result. However, this is a playoff match, a lot is on the line and those two teams are facing off in the lower bracket, which means the loser is eliminated. High stage matches and because of that I do think that IG is in a big advantage. Experience should be on their side, and they shouldn’t allow this win to slip from them, right before The International. IG ML is my pick here.
Hellbear Smashers -1.5 @ 1.77
Hellbear Smashers are turning into big favourites in this tournament. Even though they are playing with a slightly changed lineup, they are crushing all teams they face. 3 matches, 3 straight 2-0 wins and 4th win is smiling here, because Fantastic Five is not a team that would be able to threaten an international team like Hellbear Smashers. I’m certain about Hellbears victory, but -1.5 handicap is something worth considering. They are surely capable of 2-0’ing their opponent today since all their previous results in this tournament were 2-0. They still didn’t lose a single map as they are looking really serious.
Over 2.5 @ 1.93
This match is a serious contender for a 3 map series. Both Chicken Fighters and Gambit are teams that are capable of taking maps off all their opponents here. Gambit with a slightly adjusted lineup is currently 1-2, while CF are 0-1. Gambit looked extremely bad vs Winstrike, whole Chicken Fighters were crushed by Team Unique which was pretty weird to me. However, this is a series that can be won by both teams, so I suggest you bet on maps here. 50-50 series, odds on winner are kinda even, so place a handicap bet or Over 2.5 maps, which is quite possible.