The long-awaited ESL Pro League finals are going to start on this week’s Tuesday. There are 12 matches being played on an opening day. One of the interesting matches of the first day is Space Soldiers versus Renegades.
Space Soldiers and Renegades are extremely even teams. Renegades showed us some good flashes of their play at IEM Sydney. The team got a huge boost due to the crowd being Australians. Good flashes were seen in group stage also so it wasn’t only because of the crowd.
Space Soldiers’ magnificent start to this year has crashed into a wall. The team was said to be a sleeper and everyone thought that they would be fighting for the DreamHack Masters trophy in Marseille. It obviously didn’t happen as Space Soldiers got eliminated in the group stage. In this tournament, Space Soldiers has to play with a stand-in because of their player “Calyx” can’t attend due to visa issues. This is obviously a big loss for Space Soldiers but at the same time a big win for Renegades.
According to StayInPit’s statistics, the teams have even win percentages in almost every map. If Renegades and Nifty can show up, we can’t see Space Soldiers winning this with a stand-in. That is why our selection for this map is Renegades -2,5 with the odds 1,90.
– Renegades -2,5 @ 1,90