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Lower tier NA is not fun however I feel like this is a match that should be going in the way of Tectonic here. 8Minded are a somewhat decent ESEA Main team, while Tectonic are a team in Premier who are quite decent, like the skill gap alone here should be quite high. I was looking at 8Minded’s results and it’s nothing impressive really, they did beat CLG Red however meh, rest is pretty bad, for their ESEA at least. Tectonic I feel that should be taking this, however they have shown that they can be pretty hit or miss, and that has been the story of their season really. They’ve had good performances here and there, and they have good names in that team, however something just did not click for them after starting off well. These lower tier NA games often times than not just come down if teams show up aimwise and just are on point, however once again I reckon that Tectonic should take this. Would not say it is low risk since once again, low tier NA and Tectonic recently has not been too hot, however should be safe enough for a medium if the odds justify it.
10% Tectonic if below 90%, otherwise skip/ICB 8Minded
My odds = 80-20 Tectonic
My risk = Medium
My bet = 10% Tectonic if below 90%, otherwise skip/ICB 8Minded
My advice = Same as my bet
My odds for this match: Tectonic 80:20 8Minded
Here’s the thing; Tectonic are the way better team and SHOULD be able to win this one fairly easily but 8Minded are a bunch of pugs with some nutty aim, Tectonic are a team who don’t have the best aim and mainly rely on teamwork so the thing I’m trying to say here is that 8Minded aim-wise are better than Tectonic. The thing that might save Tectonic from getting upset here is that this match is a BO3, I can see 8Minded taking a map here but them taking two here is highly unlikely, I personally wouldn’t go too big on this as there’s still upset potential.
My odds for this match: Tectonic 85:15 8Minded
Don’t really feel like these odds are right at all. Tectonic are a decent side, but they are highly inconsistent. 8Minded have shown recently they are not a bad side, they just seem to make small mistakes, a lot of the time, that in turn lead them to be bigger mistakes, and it spirals out of control. I do think that Tectonic will take this game, but this is really lower tier NA, and anything you know is pretty irrelevant as some of the plays will make you wish you didn’t bet. At these odds, you would need to bet at least a MED bet to win anything worthwhile and it is far too unpredictable to risk your skins at this kind of level. Really low 3% bet if you want to take a risk on 8Minded
My odds for this match: Tectonic 60:40 8Minded