Today we are following EPIC’s League division 1 and 2 matches.
In division 2, Empire will face RussianDrill in an elimination match, while Team Spirit vs Tundra will be the match of the day in the Division 1. Here are my picks and predictions.
Team Empire @ 1.53
This is the best of 3 series that will puch one team out of the tournament. Winner will advance on to the next round of the losers bracket. Empire had a surprising loss vs VP.Prodigy in the round 1, while RussianDrill expectedly lost to Prosti Esli. Empire is missing 1 player and they are playing with 2 standins, but I have a feeling that’s not just it. They have internal problems and struggles that are creating them real problems. Their roster changes and rotations won’t do them good. Empire are favourites here, but just because they are playing vs a bad team. RussainDrill has 3 losses in a row, 0 maps won. This can easily go to all 3 maps I believe, but overall, the Empire should take this even though they are unstable right now. Highly risked match for betting.
Vikin.gg @ 1.25
Vikin.gg are one of the favourites to win 1st division. They did struggle vs HellRaisers in the round 1, but they managed to win 2-1 in the end. Brame is rising in form, that’s for sure. With their last wins vs Hellbear Smashers and Dota Team they are looking solid. They can surely take a map here and there but Vikin.gg is here to take this one. They need to go all the way, and they should outclass all other teams, as they are the highest level team out there. Their last clash was in late February and Vikin.gg took that victory to win a clean 2-0 result. Vikin.gg’s recent fail was in the grand finals of Snow Sweet Snow tournament where they’ve got crushed by Hellbear Smashers with 3-1. Surprising loss for them, but they should get this one.
Tundra @ 1.96
Team Spirit are favourites here on most of the sportsbooks. However, Tundra is looking good, they gathered a nice lineup. With their experience and amazing Skiter they can surely make a surprise here. Both teams have 4 wins in a row. Spirit did beat High Coast Esports with 2-0 in the first round of the Division 1, while Tundra beat Winstrike with a close 2-1 squad. We can learn a lot from that match, since I think Winstrike is quite similar to Team Spirit. This is a value bet, odds on Tundra are amazing and I honestly believe they will have their opportunities. 3 maps are highly possible, and with good draft and picks Tundra can surely be competitive here. This is a 55-45 match in favour of Team Spirit, but everything is opened.