Torpedo have been making a good name for themselves in the scene as of late, and they’re like Team Acer back in 2015 who were an all Swedish team and they played very well and occasionally upset T1 teams. Although we haven’t seen Torpedo play a T1 team, they have the motivation and the skill to compete at a pretty high level (low-mid T2 on the spectrum).
Torpedo caught my eye when they won the ESL Nordic Finals in late 2015 after beating the Danish NoProblem! From there they have gone on to win against the likes of CW, Publicr, Alternate Attax, Orgless, ENCE and also tied against Vexed in a BO2. Their most recent game was today and it was a loss to Publicr 14-16 on Cache in the LB Round 4 for CEVO.
In that match, atter went nuts and dropped 33 kills while the rest of the team couldn’t even hit 20 kills with the second highest fragger being at just 19 kills and the bottom fragger at 16. Consistent frags for the other 4 than atter but they would’ve won if everyone else had stepped up just a notch. Never the less though, that was a really good match for atter and 33 frags is mind boggling.
For the matches that CW will be playing today, they will be having two stand ins. G1ave won’t be playing because of medical issues and HUNDEN will also be MIA for whatever reason. Taking their place will be tabu and Niko. The T2 Danish scene is quite tight and I would assume that all have played together or at the very least have some chemistry over the course of 10 years in CS.
Tabu was dropped from Orgless and replaced with SKYTTEN and this was just announced under a week ago. He couldn’t keep up with the rest of that squad because of schooling commitments. Niko isn’t the Niko that plays on Mouz. The only history we have on this guy is that he played for EZMarket and he was mainly the top fragger in the matches he played with them.
HUNDEN was the IGL for this team I would assume and losing an IGL is always a big deal even if they’re not too great frag wise. Individual skill wise, this roster is looking pretty stacked.
It was only on the 4th of this month that Torpedo and CW faced off in a BO3 series in Operation Kinguin #2. Torpedo only just won after a relatively tight game 2-1. Rosters are all the same of course since this game only just happened (HUNDEN and G1ave were playing in that match though).
Final thoughts and advice
Two stand ins is quite a big change and there is a good chance that this roster is just going to play these 4 maps like it’s a PUG. I hope Torpedo do play better though, because relying on atter to do all the work isn’t very favorable because if he’s not playing to the best of his ability, then the team will crumble and have a small chance of winning.
It’ll be close for sure, and I’m not sure if the two games on lounge is an error or not, but playing 4 maps against the same opponents will get tiring by the third map. It’s more of a coin toss at the moment but I’m going to favor Torpedo here purely because of the stand ins CW is having to roster on this late. Fingers crossed atter’s team mates will be playing a tad better than they did today.
Small/Medium on Torpedo.
Reason why I put the odds different to the first match? It will be down to 4 maps and both teams will probably be tired making this match even closer than it already is.
My odds for this match: Torpedo 60:40 CW
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