Major Predictions pt. 1
Hello guys, and today I will be talking about the event that is coming up in a few weeks. The FACEIT Major 2018.
I will analyze the teams and their potential/situation in the major.
Complexity- After under going many roster changes in 2018, the squad is left with the lineup of Dephh, Stanislaw, Shazam, yay, and ANDROID. They could make a good run in qualifiers, as they have an experienced igl in Stanislaw, and a not bad awper, Shazam. I wouldn’t count on them making it though. I predict a 2-3 in Quals.
Rogue- They have an all star player, Hiko who has played at a high level in his career but has dropped down the scene lately. This major here is his chance to show that he can be worthy of an upper tier 2 team. They also have young talent “Sick,” who made a deep run with Misfits in ESL pro league season 6. Not only that but they have a decent player in Rickeh, Cadian, and vice. I believe they will do a great job in the major, enough to get noticed by some. I predict 1-3 in groups.
Renegades- This team has been looking pretty solid, despite NAF leaving and jkaem joining. They have a solid lineup that includes Nifty, a well known awper and igl, jks, who is very recognized for his skill, Ustilo, someone who in my opinion someone who is underrated. They have Jkaem as well, who has a lot of experience with teams like Faze/G2, LGB, and Dignitas. These players together form a team which has potential, but I believe they will just fall short of legend status. I predict they will go 2-3 in groups.
TyLoo- now here is a team that had a good run in multiple tournaments. Two of which are IEM Shanghai and IEM Sydney. BnTeT, who is widely seen as a great fragger leads the team into the major. They also have Somebody, a consistent rifler, DD, CaptainMo, who is quite the player, someone who can lead, AWP, and rifle. Last there is xccurate, who is a very explosive AWP and could carry the team from time to time. They can
Hellraisers- A team who is filled with veterans and talent. Their lineup has woxic, one who is still young and can AWP extremely well, Deadfox, who gives a shaky performance but does well nonetheless. They also have IGL ANGE1 who is seen as a player with good strats and fragging power, bondik who is a great player all around. Lastly there is ISSAA who has great stats and in my opinion a great player for HR. I predict 2-3 in groups.
Spirit- this team I don’t know much about, I have to be frank with you but I predict they will not get very far. 1-3 in quals.
Astralis- I don’t think I need to make any introductions. But I will anyways. Gla1ve, one of the best fragging igls the scene has ever seen, and has great strats as well. Definitely a great addition Astralis got instead of karrigan.
Dev1ce, a world class awper and one of the goats. He carries the team to victory almost all the time. Xyp6x, a mastermind and a master clutcher. Someone doesn’t have to have good fragging power in order to be a good player. Dupreeh, another part of the trio who has great power as well as consistency. Magisk, a potential top 5-10 player who is still young has shown that he is worthy to be part of this all star lineup. We are looking at a core who has been good since 2015. I predict legend status and a win.