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
Alrighty so as we know SK has a standin here, Fox will be playing. Thankfully for SK at least, he wasn’t like a sudden unannounced standin and they’ve had a somewhat long time to prepare with him for the major, and Fox while isn’t the greatest player, he is decent and can hang versus the likes of Hellraisers. Hellraisers are not a team that are very individually skilled perhaps, however they play very well as a team, however i’m not sure if that’s what you want against the likes of SK who are just so strong in the tactical aspect, as well as their indivdual skill of course. In a BO1 like this it is definitely possible for Hellraisers to upset, however unlikely I’d say considering the fact that this is the major, super important after all. Both teams have been preparing really hard for the major and I do not expect a complete whitewash from SK, however do think they will take it. For me, HR are at times a bit overrated I feel, they are good but meh, one of the weakest teams at the tournament for sure. Overall, 70-30 SK here considering it is a BO1
5% SK under 77% otherwise 2% HR. -3.5 works here too`
My odds for this match: SK Gaming 78:31 HR
The last time we saw SK they looked a bit off as they were trying really hard to fit fox into their system. This ended with them playing Cache, a map they were not that practiced on, and it showed in parts. Against HR today, which are one of the weaker sides here, I can see them trying to get on one of their older maps, and that’s where I think HR will find it difficult. The map HR would like to play is most likely Train, small chance for Overpass, perhaps a Cache too. These are all maps that SK are really strong on, even with fox, and that’s why I just feel the map pool does not match up well here and I think HR will find the going difficult. I do feel that HR could upset if SK are still struggling, but overall I feel SK have this one.
My odds for this match: SK Gaming 79:30 HR
Really surprised with the odds here, SK Gaming once again had to attend this event with a stand in, not a good one too, fox is definitely not a player of their caliber and he also used to be the main awper in his previous teams, pretty sure they won’t use him as a primary awper knowing how insane FalleN is, I didn’t see fox with a rifle all that much but I’m sure he won’t be nearly as good as he is with the awp. SK Gaming struggled in their previous matches with fox and I don’t expect them to show a top notch CS here, they can lose to any team on this major.
HellRaisers qualified for this major by beating NiP, mousesports and Cloud9, they also beat lots of great teams before the qualifier, teams like Space Soldiers, Heroic, fnatic and Na’Vi, they showed how good they are on multiple maps and also put a ton of hours into the game before this event, knowing how good HellRaisers were historically, I believe they could easily upset SK Gaming here, especially right now when fox is playing for SK.
Small bet on HellRaisers wont hurt and the odds are INSANE, definitely worth the risk.
My odds for this match: SK Gaming 78:29 HR
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