So far, the tournament has been everything but predictable, and we expect the StarSeries i-League Season 6 quarterfinals to not be an exception.
With the favourites, such as mousesports and Hellraisers already out, there are only 8 teams left in the final stage of the competition.
Having said that, here are our picks, analyses, and predictions for the StarSeries i-League Season 6 quarterfinals.
StarSeries i-League Season 6 Quarterfinals
OpTic vs Renegades
|Total maps played||487||463|
|Most picked map||Overpass, 23%||Cache, 29%|
|Most banned map||Cache, 36%||Overpass, 25%|
|Head to head||1||7|
Both teams are in great shape lately but Renegades are underdogs here.
From the statistics, you can clearly see that best and worst map from each team would probably end up banned. Optic would ban Cache while Renegades would ban Overpass. If we consider the previous encounters of these 2 teams, Renegades won 7 out of 8 head to head matches and there is a great chance that they would win again. Further, Renegades best player Jay “liazz” Tregillgas is playing at 1,34 rating based on his performance in recent time, and he would probably be the key factor of this match. Our tip here is a medium bet 6/10 on Renegades.
ENCE vs BIG
|Total maps played||160||171|
|Most picked map||Dust2, 32%||Cache, 26%|
|Most banned map||Cache, 37%||Mirage, 26%|
|Head to head||0||0|
Both teams are pretty young and due to that, they never played head to head. This is a very hard match to predict and it would be wise not to bet at all at this match. BIG is doing great this year, they were second placed at ESL One Cologne and went to the quater finals of FACEIT Major. Nevertheless, ENCE is doing great lately with 5 wins in a row. This match would probably go into the third map and we suggest you to bet more than 2,5 maps.
Vega Squadron vs Fragsters
|Total maps played||91||117|
|Most picked map||Mirage, 50%||Inferno, 34%|
|Most banned map||Cobble, 32%||Cobble, 26%|
|Head to head||1||2|
To be honest, nobody expected these 2 teams to reach quarterfinals of this tournament, but here they are. Community supports Vega Squadron and they are winning at prediction pools but Fragsters managed to surprise us many times. After winning against BIG and North this should not be a problem for them. On top of that, Ismail ‘refrezh’ Ali is finally stepping up as an individual with a great performance in previous matches. With refrezh and the whole team in great form, Fragsters should win this match if nothing goes wrong.
NRG vs North
|Total maps played||473||403|
|Most picked map||Overpass, 24%||Overpass, 31%|
|Most banned map||Nuke, 19%||Inferno,22%|
|Head to head||4||3|
NRG against North, “The finals in the quarter-finals”. CeRq would lead NRG once again against team North. On Monday, NRG won 16-12 on Inferno. They managed to time right economy rests and defeat North with a slight handicap. This match is a best of 3 and North would probably be prepared now. It is hard to predict who will win but this is a tight match and each team would probably win their own map of choose.
These are the most carefully formulated match predictions, by analysts who thoroughly study team histories and playing styles. Stay tuned for more match-by-match analyses and predictions for this event.
All StarSeries i-League Season 6 quarterfinals odds courtesy of GGbet.