For the end of this week, we are keeping our eyes on the EPIC League group stage and it’s 2nd playday in round 4 of the event
Two more days remain until the end and some teams are still fighting for the playoff spot in the Swiss-system format. Here are my picks and predictions for Friday.
Hellbear Smashers @ 1.41
Winstrike did very good yesterday. Their series vs HellRaisers went to all 3 maps and ended up with a 2-1 in favour of Winstrike. That was the most important match for them, as they’ve got the last opportunity to fight for the division 1. Let me remind you, the winner of this match will qualify for the division 1 of the event, while the loser will fight in another series to make it happen. Hellbears surprised me yesterday. They crushed Vikin.gg with 3-1 in the grand finals of Snow Sweet Snow to win it all. If they can push that performance today, they will sure have the edge in the series. Those two teams played one time vs each other and that series went to Hellbear Smashers favour. It was 2-1. I do think they can repeat that.
HellRaisers @ 2.05
Those two teams faced each other two times and their series were always close ones. Each team has one win and their matches always end up on 3 maps. Their latest match was a few days ago and in that clash PuckChamp were a little bit better with 2-1. However, I do believe this will be another close match, much close then odds are suggesting. Comparing the odds, PuckChamp are slightly favourites, but I do believe HellRaisers will have their opportunity too, even though they disappointed me in their last series vs Winstrike. Yes, they are on a 3 match losing streak and their form is not a top notch, but surprise is possible here. If you want to hit that juicy odds on Over 2.5 maps here, it’s a good bet too. Make your choice. I’m with HellRaisers ML here as I see a real value in this bet.
High Coast Esports @ 1.73
This is a really hard one. The hardest bet of the day for sure. It will be really hard for the High Coast to beat Prosti Esli in this one. If I look at Prosti Esli’s roster, I see a lot of potential with players like 9pasha, illusion and eine. High Coast is not in such great form, not at all, to be able to easily beat Prosti Esli. This will be the most exciting match of the day and most unpredictable for sure. This will be Prosti Esli’s 4th official match since they’ve gathered their squad. On the other side, High Coast won their last series vs VP.Prodigy, but before that they didn’t do well in their series against Tundra and Winstrike. I feel like they can win this on experience only, and if we analyse all other aspects, Prosti Esli is in advantage. But I’m going with my hunch here, High Coast to win it, which in some cases doesn’t make any sense.