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I rarely do NA preds, but I thought I would try something new and do one. Forgive me if I make any mistakes since I don’t closely follow the NA scene. Take my advice with a grain of salt.
LG has been wiping the board recently with some great performances against other NA teams following wins against Method, Winterfox (twice), CLG and FE as their last 5 matches. LG are definitely one of the better teams in NA and they also have a similar skill level to Liquid – debate ably higher when playing in important matches.
Their Cobblestone has been looking pretty fantastic. Out of the 5 times they have played it this month, they have won it 4 times. Teams they won against on the map included FE, CLG and Titan (twice at CEVO). Their one loss was to Liquid pre-LAN.
Like LG, Liquid has also been doing remarkably well with their games since coming home from the CEVO LAN. They have a clean record (past 5 matches) and they have racked up wins against Cloud 9, Complexity, Conquest, Enemy and 3SUP. They are a good NA team, but people like to overhype NA teams which have the tiniest bit of hope and skew the odds by a large margin. Liquid still need to work on some things but for now, they are doing just fine.
This month they have played Cobblestone once, winning against 3SUP by a slim 1 round, 16-14 on the 11th.
Final thoughts and advice
I think LG has a fighting chance here if they take it seriously. They had 3 matches yesterday so a burn out could be likely but probably won’t happen. This will be a close series as both teams are close skill wise. I am going to ICB on LG and hope that yesterday only made them stronger and motivated. Liquid are looking fantastic too so we’ll see how it goes.
My odds for this match: LG 45:55 Liquid