First day out of the and TSM once again come out on top. Liquid take care of Phoenix1 without Piglet securing their second win of the split. Here’s the standings going into the second day.
1. Team SoloMid (5-0)
2. Team EnVy (4-0)
3. Immortals (3-1)
4. Cloud9 (3-2)
5. Apex (2-2)
6. Liquid (2-3)
7. Echo Fox, NRG Esports, Counter Logic Gaming (1-3)
10. Phoenix1 (0-5)
TSM get a day off from after winning and are awaiting Team EnVy to find out if they’ll be sharing the number one spot for a little longer. Liquid have moved ahead of the tie was was seventh place and Phoenix1 are this split’s Renegades sitting at the bottom. Today we’ve got some more great matches to shake up the standings. Predicted winners are represented in bold. (Overall: 8-4)
- IMT vs EnVy
- CLG vs Echo Fox
- Liquid vs NRG
- Phoenix1 vs Apex
IMT and EnVy is probably the second best match of the week. Both teams are incredibly skilled, but so far EnVy haven’t had to play the top teams of the split. IMT has and they’ve only lost to TSM and beat C9. My reason for choosing them is that IMT are a strong team and they’ve been tested twice this split while EnVy hasn’t had much in the way of opposition.
Both CLG and Echo Fox are having a rough go. The runner-ups of MSI haven’t come out like they thought they would and Echo aren’t haven’t the split everyone believed they could without the visa issues. In the end though I’ll give the nod to CLG as they’re further along than Echo. Should go the distance though.
Liquid seem to have some confidence about themselves after picking up a few wins. They didn’t even use their match against Phoenix1 to let the main group gel a little more. NRG’s lone win comes against Echo and they’ve lost to all the teams floating around the top of the table. I’m going to side with Liquid this time as they’ve played well today and picked up a win I thought they’d drop last week.
Not much to say here. Phoenix1 just aren’t able to get much of anything done. Apex shouldn’t have a problem bringing this one in.
Things kick off tonight at 2 p.m. CDT and can be watched here.
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