Forgive me for doing another Premium one sided match, but I’m pretty stoked for the NRG roster so why not talk about it here?
Optic is know for it’s CoD involvement but they have recently picked up a CSGO team which is the ex-Tempo Storm roster pretty much. Shazam, rush, daps, NAF-FLY and stanislaw. Not a bad team, but not the best. Still better than the current TSM lineup though so that’s a bonus.
They have played three games under this name. Their debut match was against the Polish CSGL at a LAN for the Road to Vegas and they won surprisingly, 2-0 which is great news for them. Beating an out of NA team for a chance. The other two games were in the Americas Minor and Optic under performed after their win against CSGL – losing to Winterfox and SPLYCE and then got eliminated from the Minor which is a bit of a let down.
Ex-Method / NRG
This is a brand spanking new team, as EU and NA come together to make a not very good team. Ex Mouz players ‘gob b’ and ‘LEGIJA’ are presumably moving to NA to play with this team and they are also joined by the two ex-Method players just9n and sil3nt. The final player to complete the roster is the main AWPer, ‘ptr’ Ptr played in CLG and in SPLYCE for a little bit before the team fell apart, and all jokes aside with this guy, he’s a good AWPer when he doesn’t tilt.
This team has been picked up by an organisation already, known as ‘NRG’. You can see their full news story here: http://nrg.gg/nrg-esports-acquires-csgo-team/
I’m not expecting them to pull of a win in this match. After all, they are a new team, there are language barriers and they still have flaws to find out and to fix. Give them some time then that’s when we’ll see their full potential. They could take a map off Optic if they’re lucky, but honestly I’m not confident in them yet. Let’s see what they have to offer.
Final thought and advice
Based on what I said before, I am expecting Optic to pull of a win here despite their shockingly bad performance in the Americas Minor.
My odds for this match: OpTic Gaming 85:15 Method
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