After last two majors I got both gold fantasy team trophies, gold pick'em Columbus trophy and silver pick'em Cologne trophy where I was 1pt short to get gold =(. Also I am making a lot of profit on betting because I am just good at analyzing stuff.
So this major will be so much fun because it will be extremely hard to predict who gonna win it. So many teams just inconsistent right now.
So I made this thread to share my opinion and also to look at your thoughts my dear HLTV users. =)
I go down straight to semi-finals. In my opinion fight for this 4 spots can 7 teams: ASTRALIS, VP, NORTH, SK, FNATIC, OPTIC, GAMBIT.
I know many fans gonna get mad at what I wrote but I usually right lol
ASTRALIS - nothing to say... they just very good right now.
VP - same nothing new to say... great experienced team that always show up at big events.
NORTH - they just signed a very good contract with new organization what will motivate them even more. Also they overall a good team.
SK - I am personally an SK fan. I will cheer for them. I do not think that they will make it to finals with fox BUT if something crazy happen and fox will perform at his best, SK has a good chance to make it to semis.
OPTIC - same as ASTRALIS at great form right now so nothing else to say. But I am 99% sure that they will not make it to the finals.
NOW THE INTERESTING PART
FNATIC - these boys so underrated right now. Disco_Doplan found his form finally in this team (I watched lately couple of their matches). Mark my words they gonna rekt some folks.
GAMBIT - This will be the most craziest underdog believe me. They are in a great form since Zeus joined them. But will it be enough to make a legend spot again?
GODSENT - yes they made it eazy through qualifier but it will be homesent. WHY? IDK WHY but HOMESENT.
Sorry NA'VI fans. I do not believe in this roster at all. They can make some crazy happen but highly doubt it. They are at same position as SK with fox. 4v5 because of s1mple. Don't get mad at me s1mple fans LOL I don't have nothing to say about him personally. He just DOES NOT fit in this team. Also since the new coaching rule it will be tough for NA'VI.
ENVYUS and G2 - new shuffle so nobody knows how they gonna play. Pretty sure both teams have some drama going so drama is never good my friends.
MOUSESPORTS, F3, LIQUID, HELLRAISERS - sorry
FAZE - this is the team I really don't understand. One day they play amazing, next day they play like shit so prly will not make it to semis.
My profile page for trophies proof:
P.S. It's all good k1o =) just prove me wrong at major.
Here is my group stage results:
I know it will trigger many people but here is my picks for playoffs: