Good morning ladies and gentlemen, here i come, the 8/9 pickem god (Thanks Fnatic). Here is my pickem for the Legends stage.
Warning: I will on 99% change this once the opening matches will get revealed. For advancing etc they dont really matter so much but for 3-0 and 0-3, the team starting up with 1-0, has way bigger chance for achieving 3-0, right guys? I will might change 3-0 or 0-3, thus swapping some advancing team for TL.
3-0 TL because they are good at BO1, recently beat even Astralis. Plus Stewie2k is a great addition
Astralis - Still number 1 in the world, wouldn't be surprised if they're going 3-0
FaZe - Not too sure, but they already beat C9, Complexity and BIG in the last ELEAGUE tourney. Not so good opponents, but right these opponents are in the same stage with them.
Made in Brasil (MIBR) - MIBR has the qualities to go 3-0 and win this tourney, legendary 5-man squad, but can they find success in modern CS after almost 2 years of not playing together?
Ence - Going 3-1 without any problems, almost 3-0. Having such a talents as Allu and Sergej, advancing should be possible
Renegades - 3-0 with no problems, i doubt they will go 3-0 again, but 3-1, 3-2 seems possible to me
NRG - They remind me Team Liquid, 3-0 with no problems, but can't achieve anything big. Probably not winning the major, but advancing is definitely possible with team-leaders like nahtE or Cerq
BIG - This is very 50/50, but i have the feeling they can surprise, if xantares won't be dragged on the end of schedule like in ELEAGUE, they can advance to quarter-finals.
0-3 Complexity*, n0thing still plays very well, but last place in such a 2nd tier tournamets like ELEAGUE was means nothing good.
*Complexity can be replaced by Vitality, NiP, C9 or even G2.