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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First map of the day between these two here and we find ourselves on Cobblestone. Cobble is not a map that G2 are good on, not at all. On the other side, NiP does not get to play the map often, however when they do play the map, they get good results on it consistently, especially in 2018 so they are definitely looking the favorites as far as the map goes at least. I always think maps are over hyped however, obviously it helps you if you are the better team on the map, and if you like can completely outplay your opponents on it, however I mean a map can only help you so much before you have to pop heads. That being said, obviously ScreaM and Shox are back from the HTC 1V1 just recently where Shox actually won it so hey, congratulations to him. France and Romania aren’t the closest of countries, however not far either so I mean, should it matter? I’ve no idea however something to keep in mind.
Also, this match means nothing to NiP, they have guaranteed them the number 1 place no matter what in the league, and on the other side, G2 has to fight and pray that other teams results go in their way too. G2 dramatically need this to stand a chance so yeah. Also, I think it would be more beneficial for NiP to let G2 win here for their own sake, I am sure it is better to have a G2 in a LAN than Na’Vi/Fnatic. And of course G2 still trying their ways out with Bodyy, I am not yet 100% sold on their choice to replace Ex6tenz with him, however it is what it is. 65-35 for NiP here, you almost want to go G2 here given that NiP has nothing to play for while G2 has everything, but lets remain calm and play the odds.
3% NiP under 72%, otherwise 3% G2
My odds = 65-35 NiP
My risk = High
My bet = 3% NiP under 72%, otherwise 3% G2
My advice = Same as my bet
My odds for this match: G2 35:65 NiP
I don’t know if it’s just me but I think that NiP will easily take this match, cobblestone is probably their best map at the moment and they have been doing great on it for a while now, Gamers2 are also good on cobble but their results are not nearly as good as NiP’s, they also couldn’t practice for a couple of days since shox was playing on the HTC 1v1 Invitational and apparently had a short break a day or two after the event, unlike NiP who were probably preparing for the entire time.
I don’t really understand the current odds, I know it is a best of one and these teams are close when it comes to their skill level, but NiP just won a big event and overall they are better than Gamers2, the map is also better for the swedes as I mentioned before, it just seems like everything is in NiP’s favor and they should be able to win this match.
My odds for this match: G2 35:65 NiP
This game means nothing for NiP, and literally everything for G2. NiP have already secured their spot, not only at the LAN, but also at the top of the leaderboard. This can just relax and play their own game and try new things. For G2, they NEED to win one of these games against NiP. Navi are right behind them, and only the top 4 will qualify for the LAN event. Cobble is a map that G2 used to be good on, even if they did look shaky recently, I also don’t really favour NiP on this map either, even though they seem to pick it a lot. With the importance of this game for one team, and it meaning nothing for the other, the only logical bet is to go on the side that it means something for. LOW on G2 here.
My odds for this match: G2 40:60 NiP