Day 8 of the EPIC League Division 2 is here. We will watch 4 interesting matches, matches that will be crucial for some teams
Winstrike +1.5 @ 1.55
These two teams with these lineups have never played each other until now. As this will be their first match, we really don’t have a lot of information regarding their match history. We can’t rely on that in this situation. On the other side, let’s check out their last matches and division standings. Winstrike is in the upper half of the rankings with 2 wins and 1 loss, while Gambit had only 1 match, and that was a free win vs 5men yesterday. Winstrike had a pretty strong showing in yesterdays series vs Ninjas in Pyjamas. Yes, NiP played with 2 stand-ins, but Winstrike managed to exploit all their weaknesses. This new Gambit lineup is still not proven in such matches. Sportsbooks are saying that Gambit are favourites here, but I would give a Winstrike a chance here. For that reason, +1.5 handicap on them is a decent bet here with over 1.50 odds.
Empire @ 1.86
This is such an even clash. I think these two teams are even in terms of current form and strength. Nemiga is currently down at the bottom of the rankings with 4 straight losses. They have a disastrous map win-loss ratio, 1-8. With just 1 map won in the 4 matches, they are looking to be in a terrible form. On the other side, Team Empire is trying hard. With 1 win and 1 loss from the 2 matches, they are surely slight favourites here to take down Nemiga. I would go with Empire here. They have a 2-1 win vs Cyberium, while Nemiga lost 0-2 to that same team. Their last match was in Empire’s favour, it was 2-0 for them. I do think Empire is capable of 2-0’ing Nemiga again. Over 2.5 is a big risk here, and odds on Empire ML are just amazing.
Live to Win @ 1.42
These two teams played 10 days ago and Live to Win won that match easily 2-0. Live to Win currently has 1 win and 1 loss in the division. They’ve won against Winstrike, but lost to the very strong Yellow Submarine. On the other side, 5men have a 2-1 win vs Spider Pigz (ex Tempo Esports), and yesterday they didn’t show up for their match vs Gambit. I wonder what is going on within the team, and if they will continue to play together. For all those reasons, Live to Win are heavy favourites in this match. They have a decent roster, and they should be able to take down an unstable 5men team, if the match will happen. Odds on Live to Win win are quite decent for all the advantages they have coming into this match.
Yellow Submarine @ 1.43
This should be a very nice series for the end of the day. Ninjas in Pyjamas are in quite a knockdown. 0-2 vs Winstrike gave them their first loss in this competition. Currently they are holding an upper half spot in the division with 2 wins and 1 loss. Before that, they won vs both Nemiga and Cyberium. However, yesterday NiP played without 2 standard players. Buugi played instead of Charlie and okcya replaced Misha. I’m not sure what is going on with their roster and players, but we can expect a standin or two in today’s series. That’s a big minus for them. They will have a hard task beating Yellow Submarine. The team is on a 3 match winning streak, and have never lost to NiP yet. In two matches vs NiP, they have 2 wins. And I do believe they will get their 3rd win vs NiP today. After a strong performance vs Live to Win yesterday, NiP is not in the best form and won’t give them too much trouble. Especially if NiP will play with replacement players again. We will see.