woxic is set to take on his old team as Cloud9 face off against mousesports in the semi-final of BLAST Premier Showdown.
mousesports ML (1.57) or C9 +1.5 (1.42)
woxic is set to take on his old team as Cloud9 face off against mousesports in the semi-final of BLAST Premier Showdown. Both of these teams had to fend off very difficult competition to get to this point, with mousesports beating Heroic and Cloud9 getting the better of Complexity. So far, Cloud9 have been picking Nuke consistently, and they did so even against Complexity despite the fact that they are a solid Nuke team. They actually lost to Complexity on Nuke as well, but managed to pull off the reverse sweep after wins on Mirage and Dust2. I feel like if they pick Nuke again here, it would only play into the hands of mousesports as we would likely see a veto of Nuke and Inferno. In that case, I would favour mousesports here on the ML. However, if we see more of a funky map veto, I think Cloud9 have what it takes to snatch at least a map in this series with woxic hungry to take down his old team.
Gambit take on Spirit in this BO5 final of DreamHack Open. Gambit have been on fire recently, winning 16 straight games after losing to NaVi at IEM New York CIS. However, they have historically struggled immensely against Spirit, and have to this date never beaten them in a BO3, losing six games to them since the start of the year. Form should of course not be understimated, and this is likely Gambit’s best ever chance to overcome their nemesis, but I can’t help but feel like there is some solid value on Spirit to win this BO5 considering how they stack up against Gambit both individually and with history on their side.