It’s time for the EPIC League Division 2 upper bracket round 2 matches.
We will watch some amazing clashes between Unique and PuckChamp, VP.Prodigy and Prosti Esli. Here are my picks and predictions for Thursday matches.
Team Unique @ 1.79
Lately, Team Unique really showed their power. Their roster is decent and I do believe they are able to do decent things on tier 2 EU/CIS scene. Their form is rising, that’s sure. 2-0 vs RussianDrill, 1-2 vs HellRaisers, 2-1 vs EXTREMUM. Those are their last 3 matches. They’ve beat EXTREMUM to advance to the round 2 of this playoffs, while PuckChamp got a free win vs Hellbear Smashers to be able to play today in this series. This should be a very interesting match, with teams who haven’t played each other before. PuckChamp on the other side, has 3 losses in a row. Yes, they played strong squads like HellRaisers, Hellbear Smashers and Vikin.gg, but still that could be very unmotivated for them. I would say this can be 50-50 series as both teams are kinda even regarding skill and results lately. Current form and drafts will decide today, and that’s very hard to predict. I’m slightly more with Unique, I like their new style, but anything is possible here.
Prosli Esli @ 1.45
3 Gambit players, 1 NaVi player. Couldn’t be that bad, right? That’s Prosti Esli. 5 matches, 2 wins, 3 losses. Their last series was vs RussianDrill, a series that they took with ease. 1-2 vs High Coast Esports and 2-1 win vs EXTREMUM are among their last results. On the other side, VP.Prodigy had 4 straight losses in a row before they managed to take down Team Empire a few days back. Empire had few changes in lineup however, so let’s take that into consideration. I do think that VP.Prodigy is one of the weakest teams in the competition, together with RussianDrill, a team that got eliminated yesterday by Prosti Esli. Prosti Esli is a very dangerous squad, a squad that managed to take at least a map in most of their last series vs all opponents they played. It’s hard to analyse such Dota 2 stacks, and I do believe opponent teams have the same problem. Watching them play before, I do believe Prosti Esli are straight favourites here and odds on their win are not that bad at all.