We’re heading into Week 7 at VCT Americas with a number of sizzling matches on the schedule. Groups are primarily battling for bracket seeding into Playoffs. FURIA vs. 100 Thieves and EG vs. MIBR are two matches that may straight impression the place and if these groups begin their Playoffs run.
Nonetheless, our important choice for the week is Cloud9 versus Leviatan in a match that will finally determine LEVs’ placement within the standings.
Leviatán vs. Cloud 9
We get a match between two veteran regional rivals that has means larger impect for the South American groups than their NA counterparts.
At present, each groups are standing atop the leaderboard, with Cloud9 just about cemented in 2nd place behind LOUD. Leviatán alternatively are in a good group of groups extending all through seventh. On high of that, they’ve a match in opposition to Cloud9 this week and LOUD subsequent weak, which means they will simply as simply drop down the rankings in the event that they don’t upset one of many two.
Leviatán misplaced two out of their final three matches, and their latest victory was in opposition to KRU Esports, a roll-over crew for just about everybody at VCT Americas.
Cloud9 are coming in on a 5-match win-spree beating 100T, NRG, FURIA, Sentinels and MIBR alongside the best way. In opposition to, Leviatan they’re thought-about heavy favorites on virtually each map decide.
Talking of map picks: C9 are heavy favorites on Ascent, Lotus and Fracture. Leviatan actually likes Pearl above all different maps, sporting an unimaginable 100% win price. On each Break up and Icebox we nonetheless favor Cloud9 by an enormous margin, leaving us with Haven as the one map the place we would have a look at a 50/50 break up by way of relative power.
Taking particular person participant performances apart, Leviatán has a really restricted path to victory. Maintain out on Pearl, sustaining the insane win price, and getting fortunate with Haven because the third map to doubtlessly trigger an upset.
In each different state of affairs, Cloud9 wins 2:0 or 2:1 with rounds to spare. The important thing motivator on this match for C9 is chasing LOUD in 1st place, in case they drop each collection within the remaining two weeks, and psychological might play a giant issue within the consequence.
In any case, you possibly can guess on a detailed collection within the first two maps with over 20 rounds performed.