Today we are covering one match from DPC 2021 China Lower Division and one match from the nice Snow Sweet Snow tier 2 tournament
Sparking Arrow Gaming @ 1.54
We are entering lower division week 6 with this series. SAG are looking to cement their position at the top of the lower division. With 5 wins and 1 loss they are firmly holding 1st place, together with CDEC Gaming and RNG with the same score. On the other side, Phoenix are ranked a little bit lower with 4 wins out of 6 matches. Their 2 losses came from top 3 teams - one was from CDEC and another one was from RNG. I do believe they can’t beat any of the top 3 teams currently as I expect them to fall to SAG today. SAG are in bad form recently when looking at all competitions. With only 1 win out of their last 5 matches they are not looking good right now. Phoenix had 4 straight wins in a row right before they lost to CDEC with 1-2. But let’s take into account that they’ve played much weaker teams then SAG. Phoenix is one level beneath SAG in all aspects of the game, and therefore I expect SAG to take this series. You can find nice odds on SAG ML on this one.
Hellbear Smashers @ 1.51
This match is the lower bracket finals between those two teams. Stakes are high as the winning team will have a chance to play for the trophy vs Vikin.gg. This year, those two teams faced each other 4 times. 3 times Hellbear Smashers came out on top, but in their last series PuckChamp brought the victory home with a 2-0 result. Recently, both teams played vs Vikin.gg’s two times, and they lost it all, which means whoever comes to the grand finals will have a really hard task to overcome Vikings. Hellbear Smashers are surely a nice squad, but I worry about their unreliable play sometimes. Overall, I do think they are a slightly better team and I would give them 60% chance to take this series. It’s not much, but it certainly shows how this series can be close potentially. This can go to all 3 maps possibly, but I do believe Hellbear Smashers ML is a good bet in the end.