Liquid is my bold prediction and I think fnatic will surprise. Liquid wont make changes and heroic won't be good on LAN.
my prediction is that major wont happen this year
vitality wins + zywoo mvp
Oo shaabji...How is things?
NaVi fall in quarters
Astralis, VP and Faze makes playoffs
Liquid makes semis
Heroic doesn't make playoffs
Dignitas makes the major
gambit will win, Godbit been saving strats for major mens
switch G2 and Liquid and yes
very possible but i think navi choke in playoffs and finish 5-8th
Hopefully G2 win, but i think vitality will
1st - astralis
2nd - g2
3-4th - navi and vitality
5-8th - gambit, liquid, nip, og
all them strats gonna come in clutch, just watch
NAVI is in prime position to win it but considering the last two runner-ups were ENCE and AVANGAR, who freaking knows. All I know is that I don't want a single BO1 being played at that level of competition.
I just think that 1-4th place is: liquid, nip, g2 and gambit, not in order.
TOP 8 : GAMBIT - VP - NAVI - NIP - FAZE - VITALITY - G2 - HEROIC (if they are still around if not : Liquid)
Top 1: FaZe
Top 2: FaZe
Top 3: FaZe
As a neutral, I'd say the four teams that will make semis are Vitality, Liquid, G2, and Na'Vi(if they don't choke like they usually do). Gambit haven't got too much LAN experience, Astralis are in a rebuild, Heroic are about to get banned (apart from refrezh and sjuush), VP and FaZe are too inconsistent.
My top 8 is in no order:
Na'Vi, Vitality, Liquid, G2, OG, NIP, FaZe, Gambit.
There is no way I can see the major being on LAN with Astralis not making top 8. I know rn they're shit, but they just signed a new player and they showed how good they are on LAN in Cologne, they may not win it but they will 100% get top 8.
Faze is not even secured a place in major atm they are not top 8 in the rmr rankings thats needed to qualify for major btw
3-4 - vitality / CoL
5-8 - Heroic / Liquid / NIP / Mousesports
I would love to see LAN Astralis back in form and to be a grand final NAVI-Astralis, with 3 maps 16-14 for NAVi, 16-14 for Astralis and last map to have multiple overtimes in witch navi will win