The last couple of days at WePlay! Pushka League Season 1: Division 1 have been really exciting. Teams are preparing for the last phase of the group stage play. In the last 3 days of the group stage we will find out exactly which 8 teams will advance to the playoffs.
VP.Prodigy -1.5 @ 1.47
B8 are on a 14 games losing streak in all Dota competitions. The situation doesn’t look good for them, as they can’t find their pace and they are constantly switching and changing players. In the last few matches in this league, Skylark and SsaSpartan are playing positions 3 and 4 instead of Ghostik and KingR. They are trying various plays, looking for something that will work out, but sadly they haven’t found a successful tactic for now. In this league, they are holding last place in their group with 4 losses and 0 maps won.
On the other side, VP.Prodigy is looking amazing lately and they have 3 wins and 1 loss in this league for now. They need 1 more win to secure their top 4 placement in the CIS group. This must be their win, they have beat a lot of stronger teams then B8. B8 is just not ready for tier 1 CIS competitions. This should be a 2-0 for VP.Prodigy.
Team Liquid @ 1.38
Both OG.Seed and their parent team OG are locked down at the bottom of European group. OG.Seed has only 1 win and 4 losses, but interestingly enough they took maps off some amazing teams.They managed to take a map off Nigma, Alliance, NiP and they’ve even managed to beat even their main team OG. Impressive, but that win is questionable.
Liquid are looking like a completely different team compared to their performance in ESL One: LA Online tournament, where they were demolished by almost all teams in the group. Here, they are looking really solid, decent plays, rotations and pick / ban phase. They are on the brink of securing their top 4 position in the EU group and taking their playoff spot. With 3 wins, and 2 losses they are surely a big threat to OG.Seed. They are playing way better, and Liquid ML should be a safe bet here.
HellRaisers @ 1.40
HellRaisers have already secured their top 4 spot in the group and playoffs as well. What does that mean for their match vs Team Spirit? Even if Team Spirit is on the bottom of the table with 1 win and 3 losses, they still have 2 matches to go and there is a chance for them to qualify. They must win all upcoming matches to do that.
Will HellRaisers relax a little bit and put their guard down because they already qualified for the playoffs? That’s the real question. HellRaisers only lost to VP.Prodigy, but they’ve beat their parent team Virtus.Pro. Impressive, I must say. Team Spirit won only against B8, and they took maps off NaVi and FlyToMoon. I’m not sure that’s enough to beat HellRaisers. HellRaisers should be a good bet here, if you find a good odds.