ESEA Open Predictions Week 5
INSIDER ESPORTS - Dale Parducci gives his predictions for some of the bigger matches in ESEA Open this week.
Welcome to the second week of ESEA CSS Open Predictions. This week will mark the fifth week of league play; teams are scheduled to play their matches by March 11th on de_cpl_strike, considered an even sided map by most players. We are starting to see the dominant figures in the community pull away from teams that haven’t had the experience needed to tangle with the big boys. A fan favorite, ayedog or also known as CGS franchise the San Francisco Optx has shown complete dominance in the league so far, and by the look of the roster will not let up. Here are a few matches that shouldn’t be missed.
Ayedog (4-0) vs. Area51 Gaming (2-1)
This match oozes experience; both of these teams have been playing in the highest leagues since the early days of source. Ayedog consists of Optx and the addition of frozt from Cyber Revolution, who placed first in CEVO-Professional season 7. They’ve barely been tested yet, unfortunately 3 of the 4 teams that they played this season ended up forfeiting. Area51 on the other hand isn’t a team to be doubted, they only have 1 loss, which was to Second Nature who recently placed first in CEVO-Main. This match will depend completely on teamwork and outstanding frags, Ayedog will take this one solely off of experience but it won’t be a blowout.
PTW: mOE of ayedog.
eGe (4-0) vs. Team Dynamic (4-0)
Both of these teams have displayed dominance over the teams in their division, leaving absolutely no margin for error. eGe or Electronic Gaming Evolution is a team based out of Canada, the reigning CPL champs and a roster with so much talent it will make your head spin. They haven’t had much trouble trampling their recent opponents, lead offensively by PEX or AFROTHUNDER. Team Dynamic needs no introduction; they recently defeated stormakt who they will be seeing again in the latter round of playoffs. Team Dynamic will have an extremely hard time taking down an awper heavy eGe, but will take it in the late rounds.
Team Dynamic 16-14
PTW: adreN of Dynamic.
Cyber Revolution (4-0) vs. No-Namers (4-0)
These teams have something most teams don’t have these days, a wide variety of players from successful teams. This, in my opinion will be the match of the week. Cyber Revolution boasts arguably the best players from a CEVO-Professional championship team and the Alienware winning Keyboard Smashers. They haven’t had a very challenging schedule except for Sure-Shot which was a close win. No-Namers combine an old school powerhouse of talent with an upcoming player, Showtime. Cyber-Revolution has way to much momentum recently and some of the greatest fraggers around; they will take this in decent fashion.
PTW: DaZeD of CyberRev.