Starting things off is what everyone thought would be the real match of the week and that’s TSM and Immortals facing off. Both teams are undefeated and playing well to boot. Then you have two teams in Phoenix1 and Liquid still searching for their first wins and CLG hoping to get a 2-0 week. Here’s the standings going into the final day.
1. Immortals, Team Envy, Team SoloMid (3-0)
4. Cloud 9 (2-1)
5. Apex (2-2)
6. Echo Fox, Counter Logic Gaming (1-2)
8. NRG Esports (1-3)
9. Phoenix1, Liquid (0-3)
NRG and CLG both found their first wins of the split boosting them up the ladder a bit. For NRG it took them out of last place and into eighth where Echo Fox and CLG could join them if they don’t win today. TSM stay undefeated and bounce back up to tied for number after handing Apex their second loss in as many days. Predicted winners are represented in bold. (Overall: 4-2)
- TSM vs Immortals
- EnVy vs Phoenix1
- Echo Fox vs Liquid
- CLG vs Cloud9
Things couldn’t be going better for TSM right now. They’ve beat every team they’ve faced thus far in straight games. They haven’t dropped one yet. Not only have they beaten the teams back-to-back they’ve also managed to do it seemingly with ease. While Immortals haven’t beaten every team in the same fashion they have beaten everyone on way or the other. I’m going to take TSM in this one purely because they’ve been playing lights out. Yeah they beat a struggling CLG and Liquid, but they did the same to Apex and starting this week they were undefeated as well.
EnVy shouldn’t have any problem getting past Phoenix1. They managed to take a game off of Cloud9, but in the end they still ended up losing. EnVy showed Friday that they deserve to be at the top of the table and this game shouldn’t host any problems.
Echo Fox are coming off a loss against NRG and I thought they would’ve came out of that game ahead. Other than their first game against CLG, Liquid didn’t look to hot. Especially in the second that was a complete stomp from start to finish. So in the end I’ll give the nod to Echo Fox because I’m going to assume the problems that plagued them yesterday are still going to be there today.
Cloud9 have looked good in every set so far and their only blemish is Immortals. They go to three games with every team and I expect them to do the same with CLG. They’ll give up one, but should take the series against the struggling defending split champions.
Things kick off tonight at 2 p.m. CDT and can be watched here.
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