Today we have the Decider Matches for DreamHack Masters Malmö – these matches are another chance for teams that have lost previous rounds to enter the Quarter Finals. Each team will play the best of 3 (BO3) for a place in the Quarter Finals.
Teams that have already made to the Quarter Finals
1) Group A – North after defeating SK Gaming 2-1.
2) Group B – Astralis wiped out Natus Vincere 2-0.
3) Group C – Ninjas in Pyjamas won by 2-1 against Gambit Esports
4) Group D – G2 Esports won against Immortals 2-1
Decider Matches for DreamHack Masters Malmö
(All timings are CEST)
1) Group A – Cloud9 vs. SK Gaming (10:00 – 13:00)
2) Group B – Renegades vs. Natus Vincere (13:00 – 16:00)
3) Group C – FaZe Clan vs. Gambit Esports (16:00 – 19:00)
4) Group D – Fnatic vs. Immortals (19:00 – 22:00)
Match Predictions for the Day
Cloud9 vs. SK Gaming
Cloud9 and SK Gaming will be competing against each other. Both these teams were defeated by North. Yes North not only defeated Cloud9 in the BO1 round, but they managed to win against SK Gaming as well in the BO3 round. SK Gaming is not doing well in this series. In any case both these teams will be gearing up to win this match, as it is their only hope of entering the Quarter Finals… this will be a desperately-fought match. SK Gaming still has a much better chance at winning this match as compared to Cloud9.
Renegades vs. Natus Vincere
These two teams face each other in this round because they were both beaten by Astralis. Natus Vincere are still a few ranks above Renegades. Even though Natus Vincere lost their previous match with Astralis, they are likely to beat Renegades in this one.
FaZe Clan vs. Gambit Esports
Ninjas in Pyjamas have proved once again that they are a force to be reckoned with at DreamHack Masters. After dismal performances at various events throughout this year, they seem to be back, and have won a place in the Quarter Finals… having defeated two top-tier teams. Ninjas in Pyjamas seem to play better in offline tournaments as compared to online ones.
After losing to Ninjas in Pyjamas, Faze Clan and Gambit Esports will be facing each other in the match today. These teams showed excellent form this year. Gambit just might have an edge over FaZe Clan, as they have more experience in BO3 matches.
Fnatic vs. Immortals
Immortals will go against Fnatic in the next match. Both teams are more or less equal, but Immortals will have a slight edge in this match, as they’re showing slightly better form in this event.
SK Gaming and Natus Vincere are the ‘choices for the day’. Gambit Esports is another team that could do well in these Decider Matches for DreamHack Masters Malmö.
Stay tuned for a detailed day-by-day betting analysis for DreamHack Masters Malmö.