Stats for the Astralis and Heroic 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
This is a rematch as these two teams played against each other around two weeks ago, that match went 2-1 in favor of Heroic and they played really well, but I’m fairly confident that Astralis will beat them today, they’ve been bootcamping in early August to prepare for the upcoming events, sucked at PowerLAN and decided to bootcamp again, and actually it seems like that second bootcamp helped them a lot. Astralis lost only 3 maps since PowerLAN, 16-19 against FaZe, 11-16 against dignitas and 8-16 against ENVYUS, in fact they still beat dignitas and ENVYUS 2-1, while the loss against FaZe was a best of one, so still very good performance from Astralis, and on top of that Astralis also beat FaZe in the second best of one, and won two best of three matches against them in EPICENTER and ESL One qualifiers, they are on fire right now.
Heroic are doing great with this lineup, they won PowerLAN with a very close 2-1 against dignitas in the final and also won most of their matches besides that lan, but they struggled quite a lot against weaker teams, they got demolished by Godsent, barely beat Winterfox, Selfless and OpTic on Northern Arena and got wrecked by Cloud9 in the semis, finished on the 3rd place by wrecking Echo Fox so overall they did just fine, way too shaky for me to trust them though.
I feel like Heroic have a map pool of 3-4 very good maps and they don’t really focus on the rest, seems like cobblestone, overpass and nuke are their best maps, they also played few matches on train, mirage and dust2 and looked pretty bad on these, so I guess their map pool is pretty bad and that’s where Astralis have an edge, their map pool is better and they are still considered as one of the best teams in the world, so as I said, I think they will take this one.
My odds for this match: Astralis 62:38 Heroic
Hard to call game between two really close sides. I do still feel that ast are the better side and have better players and overall should be favourites here. That is not to say that Heroic won’t take this one, but they have had so many events recently, I almost feel like they will be tired coming into this one. Overall a really hard to call game that could go either way, but I have to just edge it to ast as their form since their second bootcamp has been really good, and they are coming into this one full of confidence.
My odds for this match: Astralis 55:45 Heroic
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