Stats for the SK Gaming and HR 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
SK Gaming are looking very shaky right now, definitely not the best team in the world anymore, they are still somewhere up there, but are not as good as they used to be, I expected them to win against fnatic on mirage and take at least one map against Virtus.pro, but SK went 1-3 so far and didn’t show anything impressive yet.
HellRaisers looked slightly better than SK, they tied in both matches, beat Virtus.pro on cobble and fnatic on cache, pretty impressive knowing that it’s a pretty big lan event, and people expected HellRaisers to get eliminated right away, I feel like they will get knocked out today though, if I understand the format correctly, SK Gaming need to win both maps to make it to playoffs, if they tie HellRaisers will make it instead, and I don’t think we’ve ever seen SK Gaming losing in groups, especially against a tier 2 team.
Looking at the maps, I’m sure we will see SK Gaming getting rid of cache, as always, and HellRaisers will definitely remove train, not sure about the rest, but I also expect SK to remove either nuke or dust2, we will most likely see cobble and either mirage or overpass which should be great for SK Gaming, I mean, they should be favored on any map, but these maps in particular, are very good for SK.
I’d go with SK Gaming twice, this event is not going well so far, way too many upsets with this format, but I don’t think SK would get eliminated so early by a tier 2 team, two small bets should work, let’s hope they step it up today.
My odds for this match: SK Gaming 60:40 HR
SK HAVE to take this 2-0 here or they are out. HR have split the series with everyone so far and I would not be surprised if they managed to do the same here. I find it hard to believe SK will go out to HR, who are an inexperienced side, but if HR can start well, the tilt will commence and who knows what will happen in the end. Thinking about the veto, SK will for sure remove Cache, and probably Nuke or perhaps D2. Then HR will go for a Train ban and then what ever is left, but could be a Mirage ban. We will then see HR pick Overpass or Cobble, and SK take the other. I do feel that SK will step it up today and close it out 2-0 but with the way the games have gone and how bad SK have looked in moments, ICB on HR for the first map or SKIP, and then see what’s up and who needs the win for the second.
My odds for this match: SK Gaming 70:30 HR
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