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A list of recent matches this team has played, green indicates a win and red a loss. Blue is a draw/cancelled
So what we’ve got here is the opening match for Starladder Finals and I’m really hyped for this event, we are starting off with NiP vs HellRaisers which is a very interesting matchup given that NiP will play with Maikelele, they’ve been using 3 different players as a fifth lately, pyth who’s in the starting roster, disco doplan and Maikelele now, I believe they had absolutely zero practice with Maikelele, I may be wrong but if they did practice it was max one or two days which is basically nothing. NiP did very well with disco doplan and won majority of their Pro League matches, dropped a map against dignitas, ENVYUS and Virtus.pro, overall they did great.
HellRaisers didn’t play as well as NiP, but still did fine and it seems like people underestimate them a lot here, they 2-0’d Alternate, destroyed Epsilon and went 1-1 against fnatic on two extremely close maps, it could be a 2-0 for HellRaisers with that amazing come back on cobblestone, but they choked in overtime and lost, HellRaisers also got stomped by Gamers2 but that was the only one sided loss for them so far.
So HellRaisers definitely look weaker, but as I said – I think people underestimate them and blindly bet on NiP without even taking a moment to think about NiP’s chances to win without practice, I believe HellRaisers can easily upset them if they get lucky with the maps, and the odds are just ridiculous, so I’ll start the day with a small bet on HellRaisers.
My odds for this match: NiP 55:45 HR
HR looked far from convincing when we saw them play Anox, but this is a BO1 LAN, and things will be a lot different. NiP are of course without Pyth, which will affect them and maikelele did not really look that good in their first few games but hopefully by now has had a few more days to pracc with them. Thinking about the maps, I could see a Cache perhaps, or maybe a D2. Both are good maps for both sides. In all BO1’s, of course there is a chance for an upset, but I expect NiP to take this one.
My odds for this match: NiP 70:30 HR
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