Four teams remain in the EPIC League Division 1 and the same number of teams remain in the Division 2.
Friday is time for the one upper and one lower bracket match from each division. Let’s analyze the matches and try to predict the winners.
Alliance @ 1.26
Alliance are big favourites here. Their EPIC League Division 2 lower bracket has been impeccable for now. 2 matches, 2 straight wins and 4-0 in maps. Really impressive. They beat Winstrike and Just Error and it seems like they’ve just started to show a glimpse of their old form back. We will see how their next performance will be. They are facing Spider Pigz, not a bad squad, but not a squad that should cause them any problems. Pigz lost to Gambit in the upper bracket, but they won against Chicken Fighters (ex NiP) in the lower bracket round 2. Overall, this is Alliance’s match. Anything else other than their victory would be a shocking result.
Live to Win @ 1.44
Live to Win are on fire, one of the most promising CIS squads right now, right behind Virtus.Pro and NaVi, I would say. Recently, they’ve lost only to OG, and they finished their group stage with 8 wins and 1 loss. Amazing result. Even though Gambit is showing a glimpse of good plays here and there, they shouldn’t have a chance in this series I think. Live to Win are a big favourite here and I do think odds are amazing on ML bet. In their last match 16 days ago, Live to Win took an easy 2-0 win over Gambit in the same league. I do think they can repeat that again.
OG @ 2.00
OG had a poor performance in the group stage, however it seems like playoffs are going much better for them. With two 2-0 results vs strong teams, they come to face Liquid now in the lower bracket round 3 of Division 1. 2-0 vs Yellow Submarine, winners of the Division 2, and 2-0 vs Natus Vincere, 3rd place team from Division 1 are some really good results. Liquid lost to Virtus.Pro, but won 2-0 against Team Secret yesterday in an elimination match. That is pretty big for them, and it should give them an extra boost of confidence going into this match. It seems like OG are an underdog in this match on most sportsbooks, and we must use that. There is a great value in betting on OG here. They are capable of winning this. This should be a very close match if OG repeats performance from the last 2 matches. They surely have a chance.
Virtus.Pro @ 1.46
This is the clash with two teams that performed the best for now in this league. Virtus.Pro finished 1st and Vikin.gg finished 2nd in the group stage of Division 1. VP had only 2 losses, while Vikin.gg had 3 losses. These two are surely the teams that showed the best games and are the biggest candidates to take the championship home. I would bet more on Virtus.Pro, but Vikin.gg is surely one of the strongest EU teams in the last few weeks. Virtus.Pro lost to Vikin.gg with a close 1-2 in the group stage, but I do believe they will take the series home now. They are just showing the most currently, out of most teams here. They crushed Team Secret in under 60 minutes in total (2 maps). They are favourites here, and I suggest going with them.