TSM have been playing decently as of late, with their most recent match being a 16-3 triumph over Penta on Inferno. Before that, they were defeated by NiP, 1-2 with a very sub par performance from TSM. Prior to this however, TSM had a pretty good map streak going on, winning 20+ consecutive maps, only for it to be broken by NiP in a BO1 just a few days ago. Although TSM is better than NiP (opinionated), a loss to them just goes to show that even the best can fall on a bad day/if they’re not on form.
Unlike TSM, HR have played two matches so far into this league, both of which they have tied and they are currently sitting on 2 points. I would imagine that qualifying for a LAN like this is pretty important, since they did win Season 1 of APM and also because HR is arguably one of the ‘better’ teams participating. Their two ties were against DenDD and Killerfish. Recent matches however suggest that they are playing very well, and pretty much better than the old HR lineup. The three ‘new’ players (s1mple, oskar and styko) have been performing extremely well, with ANGEL the IGL near the bottom of the board nearly every game. Kucher is near dead weight imo, and he only performs well every 2-3 matches from what I’ve seen. The outcome of most of HR’s matches lies on the shoulders of s1mple and oskar.
They most recently were defeated by NiP, 0-2 3 days ago. HR got a good few rounds on Overpass, ending the map at 12-16 but Inferno proved to be a struggle, as they were only able to grab 4 rounds. The day before though, HR was able to upset EnvyUs on Cobblestone and Fnatic on Cache, pushing both of the maps to the final round before winning 16-14. Obviously this is a BO1 and it was very close, but a win is a win and a win against top teams like that for HR is amazing.
This is a BO2, and I can’t really see TSM losing out to HR two maps in a row. I personally think TSM will take this 2-0 but I also wouldn’t be surprised if it ends up at a tie, which means that the skins get returned. If TSM somehow drop 2 maps to HR, I would actually be pretty damn surprised.
My odds for this match: Team SoloMid 80:20 HR
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