Day 3 of D2CL Season 3 is here. We are moving to the lower bracket today with 2 very interesting matches. Here are my picks and predictions for those elimination matches.
Brame @ 1.50
Brame and Khan are playing elimination series here. Their only series was played 4 days ago in the group stage of the same tournament. Khan surprisingly won that match with a 2-1 score, which was a shocker for most everyone. Brame won the group stage with 7-2 win-loss ratio and with 15-7 in maps. Good performance didn’t stop them in losing vs Khan, a 8th ranked team in the group stage. Elimination matches in the playoffs will be hard for both teams, but I don’t think that Khan has any chance here. Moreover, I’m surprised about those “high” odds on the Brame ML bet. Even if Khan played a convincing series against PuckChamp in the round before, I do think their chances here to move forward to the next round are slim. Brame are my favourites to take this one, and with those odds are pretty good bet here.
B8 +1.5 @ 1.45
Dendi’s squad vs D2CL 2021 Season 2 champions, V Gaming. Those two teams played 3 matches so far this year. All 3 in September. Two of them were won by V Gaming, however the last one was won by B8, a week ago (2-1). As I already mentioned, B8 is rising in form and actually they are playing decently after quite some time now. That being said, I do think they have some chance here. V Gaming is a good squad, they are favourites in this one, but we can expect a surprising factor here from B8. +1.5 handicap for B8 is doable. B8 taking a map off V Gaming is doable and maybe the safest option here. B8 actually had a slightly better group stage compared to V Gaming too.