Teams will fight for their lives in the last 2 day of Beyond Epic CIS / EU group stage. For now we have 2 teams that are secure for the playoffs, and we still have 6 spots open. Let’s see what we expect on Day 9.
Team Secret -1.5 @ 1.50
Team Secret came to this league as the big favourites. Even though they need to play all their matches in the last 3 days, I doubt they will have any problems qualifying for the playoffs. In their first match they beat Unique 2-0.
On the other side, Vikin.gg is one of two teams that is writing another cinderella story here at the group stages of Beyond Epic. With 3 wins and 1 loss they are currently holding 2nd place in group A. They’ve crushed B8, OG and Unique, but lost to Nigma. What can they do vs Secret? I doubt they can do much, as Secret is few levels above all other teams here. The best bet here would be 2-0 for Secret.
Team Empire +1.5 @ 1.76
Virtus.Pro entered this tournament on a bad note. They’ve lost to Alliance and FlyToMoon, but they’ve managed to beat Liquid who was unbeatable until then. What a shocking win for them after 2 disastrous performances in the opening rounds. Even though Virtus.Pro is a big favourite here after their last win vs Liquid, I would give Team Empire a credit here.
They are playing pretty well for a new up and coming squad to tier 1 EU tournaments. They’ve taken down Alliance, and they’ve taken maps off FlyToMoon and Liquid. Pretty decent performance and results for them for their first big tournament. With their recent play I do think they can surprise Virtus.Pro and take a map off them.
Nigma +1.5 @ 1.91
Another risky bet here. If anybody can surprise Team Secret, that’s surely Nigma. Nigma is holding 1st place currently in group A as they’ve beaten B8, Unique and Vikin.gg. Secret has to play 1 match before their match vs Nigma, and that might be too much for them. Nigma will have a chance to watch their performance in the match before and adjust tactics and drafts accordingly.
They have the strength to surprise Secret. In their last 2 matches in the last 18 days, Secret dropped a map to Nigma both times. I think they can do it a third time, even though I doubt Nigma has the strength to take a whole series off Secret. W33 and Matumbaman will have to be on top level to be able to face off with Secret’s players.