The SHANGHAI DRAGONS (13-13): The Safe Bet
It’s almost impossible to think that the Shanghai Dragons, could slip out of the Top 12. It seems like only yesterday they were crowned the Stage 3 Champions. Going into Stage 4, many had them pegged as a shoo-in for the Playoffs. But, Stage 4 has not been kind to them. They have struggled in the current meta, especially when Reaper and Mei are required. While it still seems unlikely that they will completely drop off, it is still possible.
The HUNTERS (12-15) Holding Out
Unfortunately for the Hunters, their playoff hopes are looking grim. Especially after a 4-0 loss to the San Fransisco Shock, they looked despondent in Friday’s match. The loss further hurts the Hunters map differential, which could end up losing it for them; currently at negative 12.
The VALIANT (11-14) The Long Haul
The Los Angeles Valiant have undoubtedly recovered from their 0-7 Stage 1. They are on the cusp of making it to the play-in tournament. Of the three upcoming matches in the Valiants near future – two of them are potentially winnable. They face a struggling Boston Uprising Saturday, which barring a HUGE upset is a win for the Valiant. Next, they take on the Los Angeles Gladiators in the highly anticipated rematch – the so-called, Battle for LA. The match may go either way, but given the Gladiators recent loss to the Spark – the Valiant might be favored to win. LAV’s last game of the regular season is against the San Fransisco Shock, which to most teams is an automatic loss. But, some are even suggesting that the Valiant could take the Shock.
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