Cloud9 vs TSM
Saturday, March 7 – 14:00 PST
Anyone who is matched with Cloud9 is a large underdog and TSM are no exception to that rule. TSM also had a rather poor performance last week, going 0-2 against Team Liquid and Counter Logic Gaming, so it’s hard to expect they can cause some serious damage against the 12-0 Cloud9.Considering the quality difference and the poor form of TSM, there is only one way this match can end and that is with a dominant win from Cloud9.
Prediction: Cloud9 – 8.5 kills – 1.857 at Pinnacle
Dignitas vs 100 Thieves
Saturday, March 7 – 15:00 PST
Matthew “Akaadian” Higginbotham has finally been promoted from the academy roster to the Dignitas’ main squad, which is a huge plus for a team that has been struggling with their performances throughout the split.
Akaadian was a force to be reckoned with in the academy league, and if he can translate his form into the big league, he will be a massive upgrade compared to Jonathan “Grig” Armao, who simply did not cut it with what he has shown. Although it is only one player, with his arrival Dignitas most likely fixed one of their biggest issues and should look much stronger going into Week 7.
Prediction: Dignitas -3.5 kills – 1.87 at Pinnacle
Team Liquid vs Counter Logic Gaming
Saturday, March 7 – 16:00 PST
Team Liquid might not be up there with Cloud9 just yet, but they have drastically improved since they benched Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng in favor of Edward “Tactical” Ra. Although the swap is more of a temporary thing, considering Doublelift is one of the best ADC mains in the scene, we will get to see Tactical in the team for Week 7 once more and possibly for Week 8 as well.
Last week, Team Liquid finally looked like a good team, when they defeated both TSM and 100 Thieves and should have no issue defeating CLG, who are slowly improving but are still not quite there yet.
Prediction: Team Liquid – 7.5 kills – 1.806 at Pinnacle
FlyQuest vs Evil Geniuses
Saturday, March 7 – 17:00 PST
FlyQuest looked very consistent throughout the split and they clearly looked like the second-best team in the league, so in a way, it does not make sense to side against them. That said, Evil Geniuses can have their days when they shock everyone and produce remarkable performances. Much of their success comes down to Daniele “Jiizuke” di Mauro, who is also a very volatile player, meaning that you never know what you’re going to get with EG.
Pinnacle has Evil Geniuses priced at 2.62 to win this bout, which is slightly higher than what we had expected. Evil Geniuses looked solid last week and it’s not entirely impossible they can produce an upset win here or at very least keep FlyQUest on their toes throughout the match.
Pinnacle has over 22.5 kills priced at 1.833 which is another solid bet to take here, as both FlyQuest and Evil Geniuses tend to play a bit more aggressively compared to other teams, which more times than not results in plenty of kills on the board.
Prediction: Evil Geniuses to win – 2.62 at Pinnacle
Prediction: Over 22.5 kills – 1.833 at Pinnacle
Best bet: Dignitas -3.5 kills – 1.87 at Pinnacle