Even though OG are missing Nexa (their IGL) we still reckon this should be a clean sweep for the team here. paiN have some potential to make it rather even on MAP 1 (their pick) and could possibly on a good day perhaps even upset OG on it. However OG will most likely go for Mirage and they're just one level too good for paiN here. Both on paper but also if you compare them man o man on an individual level and even though the loss of Nexa is a big thing in EPL we still believe that OG should be capable enough of just running paiN down on a map such as Mirage.
They're by far the better team and should come out victorious here rather easy. However, OG has played two games so far, one against 00Nation whom they won against and then against Vitality which they lost. paiN on the other hand lost against a shaky NiP that we saw making mistake after mistake though nothing that paiN never managed to capitalize upon which says more about paiN than NiP. A great example would be NiP - FaZe yesterday where you could clearly see how FaZe managed to capitalize upon NiP's mistakes and made it an easy 2:0. So we're not too afraid of OG making a mistake or two without their main igl.
Not only that but we expect OG to pick either Mirage or Anubis and even Rooster managed to grab 11 rounds against the paiN yesterday.
So with that being said, once again we believe OG are just too good. Not only as a team but also as individuals and that they won't stand a chance in todays matchup.
So OUR betting prediction here will be:
- OG -2.5 Round Handicap @1.70