Where are all of them whiteknights at :(
Check thoorins pick'em video. It's pretty insightful
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Astralis, Liquid, Navi, and NRG will all make it
MIBR and Faze will probably make it but definitely can be upset by a lot of teams
BIG, NIP, and Ence are pretty stable and might make it
Renegades, G2, and C9 probably won't make it
HR, Col, Vitality, Avangar = no chance town
I think the 7 teams to advance will be Astralis, Liquid, Navi, NRG, MIBR, Faze, and NIP.
If you want to gamble on max points, I'd put NRG or Liquid to go 3-0, but if you want to play it safe I'd put a worse team in and get the guaranteed points from the good teams.
I think Renegades and Ence played really well in the major qualifier so you can use them to fill in your pickem if there are any open spaces. I put cloud9 in mine for shits and giggles but I think they'll end up 2-3 so I wouldn't pick them. I am not very confident in BIG. Xantares has had some very good performances, but I am still not convinced that he can fit. I didn't pick BIG because I just don't know what they will do. G2 is not quite dead yet but they aren't making playoffs.
For 0-3 I'd pick CoL or maybe avangar
big 0-3 -->
nex is bot
xantares still not good in team
legija and tizian bots
tabzen fuhrer of german cs cant carry so many noobs
nrg 3-0 -->
they are solid consistent team, been together a long time, contenders to win the whole major
I don't know what should I do with NaVi, BIG, Renegades and ENCE. I dont know which of them put in to my 3-0 pick (in "advance" i have astra, mibr, liquid, faze, nrg for sure, col for 0-3) and which of them to put in 2 free "advance" gaps. Ideas?
3-0 either Liquid or Astralis
col 0-3 they are the worst team by a mile and they dont have the firepower to upset anyone (check their recent results. unless they were saving strats and aim they go out).
usually you dont want to risk the point putting a really good team 3-0 but with the way seeding works and how astralis playstyle counters upset possibilities its not too risky selecting them.
liquid - no doubts.
mibr+faze - should do it although you cant really tell (seeding tells they looked good in scrims)
navi - i hope for the best. seeding should help them.
nrg - should make it if brehze/ethan keep it up against better opponents
big - xantares added firepower and usually they are well prepared for the major. i think they will make it.
ence/rng/nip/vitality - all of them had some problems in the challenger stage. likelihood in that order.
hellraisers - i cant tell. there is potential but the seeding will give them a hard time.
c9, g2, avangar - i dont think so.
ADVANCE: Astralis Liquid FaZe Mibr Navi Vitality NRG
idk but im preety confident that this picks could get 5 points
everyone remember that ViCi was the lowest ranked team and most people put them 0-3
complexity is in the same situation, but also might surprise us just like ViCi
0-3 all Eu teams
Advance: coL, liquid, nrg
Only these 4 teams advance because EU can’t get out of groups LuL