Stats for the G2 and LC as they've appeared on Tipify
A list of recent matches this team has played, green indicates a win and red a loss. Blue is a draw/cancelled
It’s no surprise here that G2 are the overdogs, and with rain being back (so I’ve heard), that just means that G2 have an even better chance to win. Portuguese player ‘MUTiRiS’ had been standing in for Rain while he was in America. I’m not sure if Rain had played any CS during his time off G2 but we can’t expect him to be on full form in his first couple of games since he needs to get back in the groove.
G2’s last showing was against Fnatic in a match played in the SLTV cup. G2 got absolutely STOMPED, losing 0-2 and them gaining just 7 rounds across the two maps – one round on Cache and one round on Inferno. It’s no secret that G2 struggled with their stand in, but with Rain back, how will they play?
LC is a team which generally plays against weaker teams and wins matches. As of late, they have been on a roll, most recently tying against the top team from the UK, EZSkins. To add on to this, they have also had some pretty decisive wins against HR, Epsilon, Playing Ducks and No Problem!.
Overall they have had a pretty good showing, and the win over HR raised a few eyebrows. I knew that this team had potential from the day it was announced, and now they’re really trying their best to do well.
Final thoughts and advice
You’re all going to call me crazy here, but this is a BO2 which favors the overdogs. We saw a weak showing against Fnatic from G2, and it’s unlikely that we’ll see that happen against but LC are still a semi-strong team. LC have also been playing well (hence the win VS HR) and I do think that they can take a map off G2. They are playing with Rain for the first time in an official match for since quite a while and we also don’t know what form he’s on.
Low on LC is what I’m going to do, but honestly just go with your gut. I’m not 100% certain about this bet myself, but we’ll see at the end. Good luck everyone 🙂
My odds for this match: G2 70:30 LC
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