Moving into the last week of the Spring Split, we’ve got some interesting matches lined up.
On the EU side, it will be exciting to see how Obey Alliance will perform. After their upset against NRG, they’ve proven they have what it takes to stand up to Europe’s best teams. And with match-ups against Team Rival and Dignitas, we’ll know how they stack up against the best by the end of the week.
Over in North America, it’s still intensely even competition in the Spring Split. After finding their footing in week three of the split, we get to see how far EUnited has come. With matches against the teams that obliterated them in the first week of the split, Luminosity and Spacestation, EUnited has their chance at redemption.
With that, let’s go to the picks.
Team Rival vs NRG Esports
Both of these teams are around the same skill level. However after dropping a game to Obey Alliance last week, I have to give this one to Rival.
SK Gaming vs Mousesports
Mousesports are having some trouble finding their playstyle as a team. Everyone enjoyed watching their crazy picks at the beginning of the split. And while it may not have worked out for them in the short run, it’s better to be the meta definer coming up with new strategies if you aim to be a top team. In the past week, though, Mousesports have been picking fairly conventionally. And they haven’t seen any more success than when they were picking Janus Jungles and Chaac Mids. I don’t anticipate this being a good direction for the team, and I can’t see them finding their footing in the last week of the split.
EUnited vs Luminosity
While Luminosity took this match up 2-0 in the first week of the split, EUnited is stronger than they were back then. While I don’t doubt Luminosity’s skills either, I think EUnited can manage to pull a win this time.
Splyce vs Counter Logic Gaming
Counter Logic Gaming
Splyce is still having trouble finding wins in this split. And while they’re not a weak team by any means, CLG is still looking stronger right now.
Team Dignitas vs Mousesports
Again, Mousesports are having identity problems. If they can’t manage to beat SK gaming, there’s certainly no reason to change my mind in a match-up against the EU powerhouse Team Dignitas.
Team Rival vs Obey Alliance
I want to believe that Obey can take these matches. They’re definitely the team to root for if you like underdogs. But I pick with my brain, not my heart, and my brain says Team Rival.
Obey Alliance vs Team Dignitas
Again, I would love to pick Obey here. But with the information we have, Dignitas is just the stronger team.
Trifecta vs Counter Logic Gaming
CLG has been underwhelming lately. They’ve fallen from grace after looking like the strongest team in the split half way through. On the other side of the spectrum, Trifecta has been fairly impressive. Taking wins off of both EUnited and Luminosity, Trifecta has had a strong showing in the past two weeks. Because of that, I have to predict Trifecta.
EUnited vs Spacestation
This is another match-up where I want to vote for EUnited, but I just can’t. Spacestation has seated themselves on the throne of the SPL, and while EUnited certainly has a chance to take this I wouldn’t hold my breath.
Spacestation vs Trifecta
Just like with the last match, Trifecta is a strong team that has a chance. But it’s hard to deny that Spacestation is the strongest team in North America right now.
Team Rival > NRG Esports
SK Gaming > Mousesports
EUnited > Luminosity
Splyce < Counter Logic Gaming
Team Dignitas > Mousesports
Team Rival > Obey Alliance
Obey Alliance < Team Dignitas
Trifecta > Counter Logic Gaming
EUnited < Spacestation
Spacestation > Trifecta
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