This is a nobrainer in our opinion. Cloud9 had a hard exit out of Katowice and lost 0:2 against IHC. A major loss for them in our opinion. Even though IHC did well, that was not a match that Cloud9 should’ve lost and especially not 2:0. We believe that they went back home, reviewed everything that went wrong and will come into EPL much more prepared ahead of this.
Whereas EG, without being too harsh against NA and the team but they’re nowhere near being a tier 1 team in our opinion. They lack pretty much everything. Have the potential to make a map a bit even but not much more. Could as we mentioned in the map veto go for Inferno which isn’t the best map for C9 though still a map that they should beat EG on. Whereas Cloud9 should go for Mirage here. A map that they’re really strong on whilst it’s a map that EG are just plain out bad on. So not only do we consider C9 being the much better team but also given the fact that they have a great punishing pick here against EG is phenomenal.
The map veto we expect is the following:
EG veto Vertigo
C9 veto Nuke
EG pick Inferno
C9 pick Mirage
EG veto Anubis
C9 veto Overpass
Decider - Ancient
Which is why OUR betting prediction here will be: