I have no idea what’s wrong with the odds here but it seems like people have no idea how good Escape are, this is the exact same lineup that beat ENCE, YP, Lounge Gaming and AGG, these are some of the best tier 2 teams and beating them is not an easy task, but since Escape managed to do that, they are more than capable of beating HellRaisers.
HellRaisers also played more than ever in their recent matches, they won Copenhagen Games 2016 beating teams like Space Soldiers, Iwku, Preparation, Publiclir and E-Frag, they also qualified for the second stage of Starladder by beating Alternate, Arcade and Ancient, most of those results might seem even better than Escape’s, however HellRaisers performed worse in their online matches and that could be their weak point.
HellRaisers are slightly favored to take the series, but with the current odds it would be stupid not to bet on Escape, either team can take this so playing the odds could be very profitable here.
My odds for this match: HR 55:45 Escape
Its a BO3 against two good tier2 teams.
HellRaisers had some lineup changes, the most recent being queztone signing. Before he played in a lower tier3 team, but he has enough experience to play in tier2. They surprised me because they are working hard and its shows in the results, for example they managed to beat E-Frag 2-0 and have managed some decent results against other teams too. They’re doing well on both sides, but maybe their Terrorist side is a bit better. All of their players can bomb 30 against tier2 teams, soprobably wont be big problem if anybody on HR has a bad performance.
Lets talk about Escape. They were called PixelFire/Orgless before. On paper they’re doing better than HR at the moment but they haven’t played together properly for 2 weeks. I know this because DeadFox and flash were at LAN with a top Hungarian mix, and they reached 2nd place after eSuba. Flash was also at a cs1.6 lan recently. They did practice a lot before LAN but they also had a roster change as well, SKYTTEN left Escape and slap was signed for his place. Before that, he played in London Conspiracy.
I think it will be a close match but HR will take it. They have better mappool, and they practiced more in the last time. Best map for HR is Dust2, for Escape the best is Mirage for sure. This is a very risky bet so be careful with your bets, just put small to medium on HR.
Medium (10%) on HellRaisers
My odds for this match: HR 62:38 Escape
This one here is a tricky one, I would favor Hellraisers going into this initially, however Escape has shown some great signs ever since signing, well for Escape. Obviously the Escape guys are the ex Orgless guys, Barbarr, Slap, Maeve, DeadFox and Flash. Ever since these guys have been signed by Escape they are looking so hot, getting impressive wins all over the place, and we all know they are capable of results like this, it was just usually their consistency bringing them down and having their players show up for games, seems getting picked up by a organisation might have pumped them with motivation. You can’t ignore the fact that Orgless have shown to be shaky however, so it’s not like I would favor them over HR due to a impressive spree of form, no, I still think that on paper HR are the better team here. HR themselves have been on a good spree of form, winning Copenhagen Games LAN of course, and that is important considering the lineup is still new, Queztone is still a new addition. The thing I am concerned about is that according to Maikelele, he is leaving FaZe, I strongly believe that Oskar will be the replacement, so I am unsure how the mood in the house will be. But these are things that are out of our reach, so we just have to sit and hope that he plays to his full potential. 60-40 HR here.
3% HR under 67%, otherwise 3% Escape
My odds = 60-40 HR
My risk = High
My bet = 3% HR under 67%, otherwise 3% Escape
My advice = Same as my bet
My odds for this match: HR 60:40 Escape
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