It sometimes happens that there are considerable mismatches in an event, with a top team playing against one that really isn’t in the same league. This becomes a great opportunity for a sure win on a well-placed stake. Astralis and Team Liquid will not be able to perform to their full potential in the EPL, since both teams will participate in the event with incomplete rosters. Zews will play for Team Liquid instead of steel, and RUBINO will play for Astralis in place of dev1ce. This weakens these teams, but they could still put out some good plays. But not, for example, when Liquid faces the redoubtable FaZe Clan.
The first sure win, in FaZe Clan Vs Team Liquid
It’s common knowledge that when it comes to offline matches Team Liquid are quite vulnerable to other top teams, and with steel unable to play in this event, their team meta is irreparably damaged. For that matter, they lost against FaZe Clan at IEM last month with steel on the team. This was with a considerable difference in their scores. FaZe Clan currently rank second globally, while Team Liquid are at number ten.
Besides the evident difference in capabilities, Team Liquid are notoriously unreliable in offline events. If we compare their stats, FaZe Clan have a sixty three percent chance of winning against Team Liquid in an offline match. Also, Cobblestone is FaZe Clan’s only weak map in offline play, and in a best of one match, they will certainly be able to ban it. There is also a chance that they will ban Nuke and Train as well. There’s no doubt that FaZe will win this encounter, and the odds are running at 1.28 on FaZe Clan.
The second sure win, in Ninjas in Pyjamas Vs NRG Esports
NRG Esports are just about the least experienced team at this event. They will be facing Ninjas in Pyjamas, long time veterans of the CS:GO wars, and a team that has been on the warpath recently, with a brilliant victory. We don’t really have to say much more. Ninjas in Pyjamas currently rank four globally, while NRG rank twenty six. When top teams like FaZe Clan and SK Gaming must struggle to defeat Ninjas in Pyjamas, there is no way NRG could possibly win against them. If you have doubts about the first match, put your stake on this one. With the odds running at 1.32, it will earn you more than the first match, and with a large stake, you will multiply your earnings.
The third sure win, in North Vs NRG Esports
North were formed only this year, and they are already one of the top teams in the world. This is because North were put together from out of ex-members of the once extremely dominating Team Dignitas. The team’s only known weakness is Nuke. However, in a best of one, a single weak map is easy to ban. There is no doubt that NRG Esports are going down in this combat, and with the odds running at 1.30 on North, this is a good match to place a stake on.
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