It's the final day of the AniMajor group stages. 4 matches remain, 4 matches that will determine a lot of things.
Only team that is safe for now is PSG.LGD. They already secured top 2 and upper bracket playoffs. Here are my picks and predictions for Day 4 of group stages.
TNC +0.5 @ 1.36
TNC has a real chance here. Maybe they won’t finish in top 2, but they are almost certain to finish in top 6 which leads to the lower bracket in the playoffs. Their 2-0 vs Nigma and 1-1 vs Vici Gaming showed that they can play nice Dota. However, 1-1 vs criminally bad Team Liquid showed all their flaws. Spirit is one of the worst teams here, and TNC +0.5 is pure gold here. Odds are bad, but with a decent 3-5 unit bet you can cover those.
Vici Gaming +0.5 @ 1.45
PSG.LGD is sure to advance as top 2 to the upper bracket playoffs. They are safe, and they can’t drop lower anymore, so they can play this last series with ease. Keep that in mind. Vici Gaming needs a win here to secure their spot, and maybe finish top 2. They still have a chance, but a lot will depend on their match here and Nigma’s series too. Vici will try their best here and they are not so bad then PSG.LGD so they can have an equal chance here in this one. Amazing +0.5 handicap odds on Vici, worth taking.
Nigma -0.5 @ 2.17
This is a very important match for both teams. Beastcoast are currently placed on 7th place out of 8. With 3 draws and 3 losses they still don’t know for a win. However, they can still save themselves from ending at bottom two. In some weird crazy scenario if they beat Nigma and Spirit fails in their series, the situation will get pretty wild. Overall, Nigma is just a much better squad here, and on paper they should take this match easily. Odds on Nigma -0.5 are just amazing, and this is a real value bet. Of course anything can happen in those best of 2 series, especially on the last day of the group stages, but this is something I’m willing to risk.
Team Liquid +0.5 @ 1.56
I’m willing to take a risk here and pick Liquid +0.5 handicap. Liquid are the biggest disappointment in the group stages so far. Without any wins so far, they are on the edge of elimination. Moreover, I’m not sure they can finish in the top 6. Watching their current performance and play, they didn’t quite deserve top 6 and playoffs, which is a pity but overall playoffs without Liquid would be sad. EG is not super impressive either, but in this last series maybe Liquid can show some good series at the end. If Liquid takes their A game they can surely crush EG down, especially with Sumail who knows all EG’s plays and players, which can be useful somehow. Decent odds on Liquid taking a map.