Can you tell me your thoughts on G2 and Vitality?
0-3 big (probably gonna change tho)
this major is rly hard to determine cuz we have so many lineups we havent really seen on the big stage yet (avangar, vitality, new g2, new rng, new mibr, faze with adren, new big, etc.)
My early picks pending reevaluation after the seeding is released
Vitality or Hellraisers or AVANGAR
NRG and Renegades looked very strong in the last stage. Carmac tweeted that he was hearing rumors that MIBR is looking strong in scrims. Liquid and Astralis have excellent practice regimens/experience and will show up prepared. FaZe will be reinvigorated with their new coach, and AdreN will be at his best to earn a permanent spot. My last slot is a toss up between Vitality/Hellraisers/AVANGAR. I threw in Vitality at the end because I think Zywoo can hard carry over some unprepared teams.
I actually doubt that Navi will make it through to the playoffs. I put Navi as my 3-0 so I don't miss out on points for Astralis/Liquid/NRG moving on 3-1 instead of 3-0. There are rumors of strife and lack of practice in Navi, which means they could just as easily bomb out 0-3 as they could advance. I'm willing to throw away my 3-0 pick on a shaky Navi team to go 8/9 on the rest of my picks.
Complexity is easily the weakest team based on recent performance. They will go 0-3. ENCE looked good last stage but Allu went home to be with his newborn so ENCE's preparation for the next stage will be impaired. I think that will cause ENCE to miss the next round. I also think BIG's recent changes will keep them from moving on. NIP, G2, and C9 all looked very shaky in the last round. I think they will be exposed by better teams and will miss the playoffs. That leaves us with Vitality, Hellraisers, and AVANGAR competing for the last spot in my Pick'Em. As discussed above, I lean towards Vitality out of those three teams anticipating a godlike performance from Zywoo.