At this point of the MDL Disneyland Paris Major 2019, all bets are already off.
From what we’ve seen so far, it’s no longer simply just a case of the better team winning. Instead, the winning team is often the one who capitalizes the most on the slightest of opportunity presented to them, which means that, at any given point in a game, any one of the two opposing teams could walk away the winners.
Put simply, given the equal level skill of all the competitors left in the tournament, all it takes is one moment to decide the series victor.
It’s important to keep this in mind as we head into the final day of the MDL Disneyland Paris Major 2019, where Team Liquid, after dispatching of OG and PSG.LGD, will now look to take their revenge against Evil Geniuses, who became just the second team to take a map off of Team Secret this tournament and fourth overall this year.
All in all, this battle of the giants of the scene should have significant ramifications going forward, and we can’t just wait to try and predict which team will walk away the victors.
So, let’s get it on, shall we?
Betting Prediction for Team Liquid vs Evil Geniuses
Earlier in the tournament, Evil Geniuses beat Team Liquid in a series where they were outdrafted in every game. Sure, it wasn’t as big of an outdraft as in their previous games, but the point remains — drafting is definitely not Evil Geniuses’ strong suit.
Luckily, Evil Geniuses are good enough to win and grind games despite being at a significant draft disadvantage.
Unfortunately, this draft deficiency does tend to haunt them every so often. Like, for example, when they left themselves wide open to a surprise Meepo pick against Team Secret, to which Yeik “MidOne” Nai Zheng responded by going 20-2 and effectively ending the game right before the 20-minute mark.
It’s important to point this out because Team Liquid doesn’t really have anyone who can play Meepo this way.
They have a Broodmother and Visage player in Lasse Aukusti “Matumbaman” Urpalainen, but teams have played against his cheese picks long enough that they know to expect and prepare against it already.
So, barring a risky maneuver from Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi, Team Liquid’s picks tomorrow should, although effective, border on the safe and predictable side. That’s something that Evil Geniuses will look to take advantage of as they try to set up a rematch against Team Secret in the Grand Finals.
Of course, given as to how majority of the matches of the past two days have gone down the wire — only Team Secret’s sweep of OG didn’t go to a Game 3 — it feels much safer to bet on the series going to a decider match as opposed to singling out a winner.
Betting: Total Maps Played Over 2.5
Date: May 12, 1:00 PM CEST
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