Day 6 of EPIC League Division 1 kicks off and after a few days off, Team Secret is coming back to play their 3rd match
OG @ 1.90
I must pick OG here. There is no straight favourite in this match. Odds are realtively even, maybe slightly better on OG. I must go with NoTail here. Vikin.gg are the hottest European squad right now. They are unbeatable. They beat Liquid two times, they’ve crushed Team Secret 2-0 and a strong Mudgolems 2-1. They are currently holding 1st place in the rankings with 3 straight wins and 6-3 in maps. OG has 2 losses from 3 matches. They beat the currently weak Alliance, but lost to Virtus.Pro and Nigma. They are struggling at the moment, but they are the team that can beat anyone at any moment. This will be a close series. It’s possible that Vikin.gg can continue their winning streak, but I’m picking OG here. Their individual quality is just too strong. Hopefully they will finally do some good draft and picks.
Just Error @ 1.99
Since Kuroky returned, Nigma has been doing awesome. 2 wins out of 3 matches in this league for now brought them to the upper half of the standings. They lost to Mudgolems, but they beat OG 2-1 and Alliance yesterday 2-0. On the other side, there is so much potential in Just Error, but they still haven’t found their pace. Yesterdays loss vs their ex team Virtus.Pro hit them hard. They had a 1-0 lead, but managed to drop the series 1-2. After their recent wins, Nigma are surely slight favourites here, but NoOne and Sumail can explode anytime. I’m going with another underdog here.
Team Secret @ 1.27
Finally, Team Secret is back on schedule. The most expected and the most watched team in Europe will play their 3rd match in this league. For now, they have 1 win vs Mudgolems and 1 loss vs Vikin.gg. Their 0-2 loss vs Vikin.gg was devastating. Team Secret’s run has been stopped. After 7 straight tournament championships, they are down. They missed in ESL One Germany, finishing only in 4th place. They didn’t start well in this tournament either. Does that mean they are burnt out from hard and busy online schedules or are their opponents finally learning how to counter their style. Time will tell. Liquid is in the bottom of the rankings with 3 losses, and they are another team that has dropped in form a lot recently. From the ESL One Germany title, to the possibility of not advancing to the playoffs here. In any way, Secret are favourites here, and I’m picking them to win this match.