The Mid Season Invitational picks up speed on Friday with another packed schedule of games. Here is a look at two handpicked games that you could consider for your Picklebet action on Friday.
After opening the MSI with a loss, Cloud9 will be desperate to return to winning ways when they face Detonation Focusme on Friday. Detonation Focusme also started off their season with a loss. Cloud9 are one of the best teams in the world and that will have an impact on this game, from a skill standpoint. Even though Detonation Focusme have been steady in Japan, the matchup is not right for them. Even though odds of 1.23 aren’t exactly compelling, they can still be used well in tandem with another bet.
Cloud9 have one of the best bot and mid laner combinations in the world in Zven and Perkz. Zven started off with three kills, two deaths and two assists in the opening game, while Perkz managed two kills, two deaths and two assists at a symmetrical KDA of 2. Blaber will be key in the jungle to continue to farm and flank effectively. Fudge will hold his own in the top lane. There is just too much class and quality in this roster.
Mad Lions (1.26)
Group B action is just starting so there isn’t a massive sample size of data to back Mad Lions in this fixture. However, Mad Lions have been quite solid and efficient back in the LEC. That is one of the most competitive leagues in the world. Even though Istanbul Wild Cats have a steady roster and have performed admirably back in the Turkish league, the difference between these two teams is stark. Lane dominance will be a key factor in this game considering this Mad Lions team is one of the best in the world at forcing their way into the opponent base with quick moves ahead of picking up neutral objectives.