Both Team Vitality and Ninjas in Pyjamas will be looking to snap their respective losing streaks when they meet in Week one of Europe’s ESL One Road to Rio.
Vitality enter Group A seeded 3rd behind gaming giants Fnatic and Astralis, while NiP have slipped into fourth seed in the eight team league.
Despite being seeded just one place above their rivals, Team Vitality have every reason to be confident in getting their season off to a flyer after seeing off NiP 2-0 twice over the past two months.
Vitality ended NiP’s five match win streak back in March and the Swedes haven’t won since so my money is on another Team V clean sweep here.
1st takes on 2nd as Quincy Crew and CR4ZY both look to finish the Group Stage of the BTS Pro Series undefeated.
Both sides hold an impressive 6-0 record heading into this fixture, with neither side dropping a map over their past three outings.
Quincy Crew have climbed to a world ranking of 21 following record of 9-1 this calendar year, while CR4ZY are 15 places behind QC with a win rate of 60% across the same trip.
These sides have only met on one other occasion, with Quincy blowing by CR4ZY 2-zip.
The winner of this contest will face the 4th placed ‘Evil Geniuses’ in the first upper bracket semi, CR4ZY has fallen to the Evil Geniuses 3 times in the past month and may feel it’s in the best interest to gift Quincy the win here.