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RCTIC were sent to the lower bracket rounds by Team YP, who defeated them 1-2. RCTIC then went on to keep themselves afloat in the league by winning a BO1 against myRevenge Denmark 16-6 on Mirage. RCTIC have been doing fairly well and they are one of the better teams competing.
The last match we saw them in outside of the CEVO league was just yesterday for the ESL Barcelona Qualifier. A lot was at stake, with the winners qualifying for the LAN but RCTIC fell short as the lost 0-2 with a 11-16 scoreline on Dust 2 and a similar 12-16 on Cobblestone.
Alright, so this is a pretty interesting lineup. We know who Independent is, one of the better players from Latvia who is duo’ing with krii. I have also found out that Warden and hyskee are both Latvian and have played with each other before. As for who Flarich is, I’m not too sure but he is Latvian too – meaning that this lineup is a full Latvian one.
Independent – https://steamcommunity.com/id/indenolv
hyskeee – https://steamcommunity.com/id/hyskeee
warden – https://steamcommunity.com/id/warden1337
krii – https://steamcommunity.com/id/laikamkrii
flarich – https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198151893322
It’s hard to determine where these guys are at skill wise at the moment. They started off by getting knocked down by Publicir 0-2 with lackluster scorelines. From there they got a win by default against a no namer team which advanced them even further to when they played against the Estonian ‘Auctur’. The Latvians smashed the game and won 16-2 on Mirage and now they’re here against a ‘real’ team.
Final thoughts and advice
RCTIC are the stronger team here in my opinion, but I reckon HD4R could surprise us. The Latvians aren’t actually as bad as a lot of people think. This series will entirely depend on what map is picked which is why I’m a bit tentative to bet on this match. My personal odds are 70-30 and bet accordingly to this. If the odds are above 75% for RCTIC, it’s not worth it to bet on this match especially since it’s a BO1.
My odds for this match: RCTIC 70:30 HD4R