Today, we will find out the EPIC League closed qualifiers winner
Today, we will find out the EPIC League closed qualifiers winner. We will find out who will be the first team to qualify for the $500,000 division 1 of EPIC League. Lower bracket finals and grand finals are scheduled for today, so let’s see what we will watch.
Over 2.5 @ 1.93
Yellow Submarine had a perfect tournament run until the upper bracket final vs Mudgolems. 2-0 in the group stage with 4 maps won and 0 maps lost. 2-0 vs Ninjas in Pyjamas in playoffs round 1. Then the loss vs a strong Mudgolems came and they dropped to a lower bracket where they will face up and coming Live to Win squad. Live to Win ended up in the 2nd place in group A, right behind Mudgolems. 2-0 vs Extremum and 5men were their wins in the group, while they lost to Mudgolems. However, coming to the lower bracket they had an amazing run through it. 3 straight wins vs decent teams. 2-0 vs Winstrike, 2-1 vs Ninjas in Pyjamas and 2-0 vs Tempo Esports brought them a fight for the grand finals.
I don’t think there is a straight favourite here. Even though Live to Win lost 0-2 to Yellow Submarine a few days ago in the DOTA Summit match, I do believe they have a better chance in this match. They are starting to warm up their new lineup, and they should play much better this time. I definitely think they can take a map here, and for I’m not sure. Yellow Submarine are slight favourites here if you ask me, but in the end I wouldn’t give them more than 60% to win here. It should be that close. That’s why I advise here to go with map bet. Over 2.5 sounds like a solid bet here with a real value.
Potential Winners: Mudgolems
After the lower bracket final match, grand finals will be played on the same day. Any team that will join Mudgolems in the grand finals won’t have an easy task. Mudgolems will be heavy favourites in both matchups. I don’t think that either of Yellow Submarine or Live to Win can stop Mudgolems in the best of 5 series. I’m predicting that Mudgolems will take the 1st Division 1 spot. Mudgolems are just unstoppable in this tournament and they still haven’t lost a series here. They’ve played both vs Live to Win (in the group stage) and Yellow Submarine (in the playoffs), and they won vs both teams. Best of 5 grand finals should be even easier for them. They are just the hottest European tier 2 team right now without a doubt.