WePlay! Pushka League Season 1: Division 1 is coming to an end. 2 more matches remaining. Tuesday is the final day of the league and we have to see lower bracket finals and grand finals yet. Let’s check out 3 teams that remained.
Team Liquid @ 1.42
Monday was very interesting in the WePlay Pushka league. We saw Team Liquid crushing their 2 opponents in the lower bracket of the tournament. After they dropped to the lower bracket by losing to Team Secret, Liquid played 2 very strong matches in one day. They beat Alliance 2-1, and Virtus.Pro 2-0. Their Monday performance was impeccable. I was more impressed with their match vs Virtus.Pro than vs Alliance. They just crushed Virtus.Pro in both maps in under 40 minutes. Virtus.Pro looked like a tier 3 team vs Team Liquid, making mistakes and weird moves / rotations. The Team Liquid from ESL One LA Online and the Team Liquid from WePlay Pushka league are two different teams. Currently, Liquid looks like one of the strongest European teams.
VP.Prodigy after their wins vs Alliance and NiP in the upper bracket, and their loss to Team Secret, are facing another strong European team. This will be a very interesting match, and it will be interesting to see if VP.Prodigy can pull off a miracle vs Team Liquid, or even take a map against them. Team Liquid are very big favourites here, and odds on their match win are decent. When you watch Liquid’s last two matches, there is no doubt on who to bet here. Liquid must win this.
Potential winner: Team Secret
Whoever wins the match between VP.Prodigy and Team Liquid, will be put to the hardest test yet. Team Secret awaits them in the grand finals. The grand finals will be played in best of 5 series. Team Secret had an almost perfect tournament run. But they lost one match vs one team in the group stage. And that team was Team Liquid. Yes, Team Liquid is the only team in this tournament who managed to beat Team Secret. Secret ended their group stage run with 5 wins and 1 loss, and in the playoffs they rolled over their competition 2-0 vs Natus Vincere, 2-0 vs Team Liquid and 2-0 vs VP.Prodigy.
I think whoever will face Team Secret in the grand finals will lose. However I do think Team Liquid is the only team in this tournament who can beat Team Secret (according to previous match statistics), so hopefully they will make this match interesting. Another thing is that grand finals are best of 5, which favours Team Secret even more. Winner of this match will win a big check with $70.000.