A list of recent matches this team has played, green indicates a win and red a loss. Blue is a draw/cancelled
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Tough to call game, tough to call veto, everything about this game is tough. Most of you reading this will know how both side is playing, so let’s jump right into the veto as to why it’s tricky. So the default ban for VP is D2. Simple right? Well no. OpTic NEVER plays D2. Do VP know this? Do they take a risk that they won’t want to play it just as bad? It is a tricky one. If they did decide to NOT play D2, they have another issue. They can’t really play Inferno either, and their Cobble this event has been poor. So they can only really remove one of them anyway, which still puts 1 map heavily in the favour of OpTic.
Okay so let’s say they didn’t do their homework, and just remove D2. The OpTic will most likely, or I hope, remove Train. VP will for sure pick Mirage, and OpTic Inferno or Cobble. I expect Cobble because they have seen VP on this map, and may not know as much as Inferno. Then that leaves Overpass, Cache, and Inferno left. Now, OpTic have looked mixed on Overpass, but so have VP, but I would favour VP a touch on this map. Inferno is for sure towards OpTic, and Cache you could argue for either side.
Judging from this, the odds should be closer to 55-45/60-40. Form, bits of luck, sides, pistols, clutches, will play a massive impact on this game. Overall though, I will purely play the odds, and drop 3% on OpTic below 40%.
My odds for this match: OpTic Gaming 40:60 VP