Day 2 of BLAST Bounty Hunt went surprisingly well for me, my bets and some teams. We saw matches in the upper bracket round 2, it’s now time for the day 3 of the event. On the day 3 we will watch 2 matches from the lower bracket round 1, which means 2 teams will be out of the tournament on Thursday.
Team Nigma @ 1.30
Nigma showed that vs Team Liquid and vs Team Secret they are one of the top candidates to take this tournament home. They beat Liquid 2-1, and they’ve shown Secret that they are not unbeatable. They’ve lost to Secret 1-2, but they had a decent advantage in game 1 and they lost it, but they won game 2 in the end. They were so close to beating Team Secret.
NiP was crushed by Alliance 0-2 in round 1 of the event, and I don’t think they have a chance vs Team Nigma. Nigma is playing better and better and they are surely the favourites to take this series and to advance to round 2 of the lower bracket. Nigma and NiP have played 1 time in the last 1 month or so, and in that match NiP was victorious. However, Nigma is rising in form, and they are one of the top teams in Europe right now. They can beat anybody, well mostly, except Team Secret. If they show their plays and skills like vs Liquid and Secret, they should not have any problems vs NiP. Nigma should win this match by all margins.
Alliance @ 1.61
Alliance is on fire lately. However, OG crushed them on the day 2 of this event. OG was the better team in all segments of the game there and they deserved to advance on. Now, Alliance needs to play vs Team Liquid in the lower bracket of the event, which means after this match one team will be eliminated. Alliance crushed NiP 2-0 in the round 1 of the winners bracket, while Team Liquid lost to a strong Team Nigma. Alliance has played vs Liquid 3 times in the last 1 month.
Alliance won 1 time, while Liquid took 2 series off Alliance. However, Alliance is recently in a much better form than Liquid. Their top 2 placement in the ESL One Birmingham shows that. I surely think that Alliance is one of the best European teams right now, and they are much better than Team Liquid. Alliance recently took down all the best teams in Europe, while Liquid is struggling from match to match. If we watch the old Alliance from ESL One, we will see another easy win for them. But if they would play like they did vs OG, Liquid has a chance. Overall, Alliance is my favourite in this match, and they should be able to beat Liquid.