Прогнозы на первый день плей-офф The International 2019
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An important stage of The International 2019 starts tomorrow. Sixteen teams will appear in the Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Arena, but only one will become a champion! We will follow all the games that will be in China and now share predictions for the upcoming six matches.
The teams playing in the Upper bracket on the Playoffs' first day are more interesting for us because they will have one more match. The teams from the Middle Kingdom are the favourites in both meetings. Although the TNC Predator players also score more points, probably, the games won't be resultative for losing teams.
One core and one support player used to stand out in the games. Therefore, we chose carry and support from Vici Gaming and PSG.LGD with the best performance. It's a bit more challenging to chose midlaner. On the one hand, a VG — TNC match can last longer, which means it will bring more points. On the other hand, PSG.LGD main power is Somnus, so we stopped our choice on him.
05:00 CEST — Virtus.pro vs PSG.LGD
Virtus.pro beat LGD Gaming with a 2:0 score in the Upper bracket Round 1 in 2017. A year later, everything turned out exactly the opposite. We are waiting for the third part of this confrontation, in which the Chinese team is the favourite. PSG.LGD held the group stage more confidently. Their last match in Paris also ended by the Chinese team victory.
Virtus.pro's traditional Slavic recklessness was one of the main bargaining chip for a long time. They confidently enter the stage, begin to attack, always play the first number - we can't see it now. It seems that VP managed to deal with their problems in the group stage, but we didn't see those old, self-confident "bears".
Prediction: PSG.LGD 2:0 Virtus.pro
07:30 CEST — Vici Gaming vs TNC Predator
Both teams showed good game during the group stage. There will be a battle of styles in this match: the aggressive and confident pressure from Vici Gaming against the equally confident but long game from TNC Predator. The Chinese team is a little more stable.
Prediction: Vici Gaming 2:1 TNC Predator
10:30 CEST — The Alliance vs Royal Never Give Up
To predict the result of a bo1 match is quite a strange thing. However, the one out of all four matches seems the most predictable. RNG showed a good game, but Alliance has proper tactical training and a clear game plan. The main goal is to finish the game before mega-creeps because the previous mistakes of the Swedes cost them two maps and the place in the Upper bracket.
Prediction: Alliance 1:0 Royal Never Give Up
11:30 CEST — Fnatic vs Team Liquid
One thing is for sure: a very spectacular fight awaits us. If we consider the group stage, then Fnatic was stronger in it. However, Team Liquid play well, even with some obvious problems. Experience and the ability to cope with pressure may be in the first place in such a situation. Here is a definite advantage for the 2017 world champions.
Prediction: Fnatic 0:1 Team Liquid
12:30 CEST — Infamous vs Keen Gaming
The wild "catburgers" had every chance to get to the Upper bracket, and they looked fascinating during the group stage. Keen Gaming, on the contrary, showed not a very confident game. If Keen Gaming had a little stronger rival then Chaos Esports Club in Group A, then they wouldn't have reached the Playoffs. For this very reason, we believe in the happy story of South America representatives.
Prediction: Infamous 1:0 Keen Gaming
13:30 CEST — Mineski vs Natus Vincere
The most unpredictable match. The teams played together only on ESL One Mumbai this season. Mineski was stronger then and won with a 2:1 score. There will be a fair game, where one small mistake can become fatal. Experience has an impact here, and our choice is Mineski.
Prediction: Mineski 1:0 Natus Vincere