EPICENTER 2019 Playoffs Predictions – Who Has the Biggest Chances to Advance?

Now that the EPICENTER 2019 group stage has been concluded, we are in for a real treat. A total of 5 matches will be played throughout the playoffs and this is my take on the quarterfinals. Keep in mind that I will try my best to provide you with the safest picks and the best possible esports odds.

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EPICENTER 2019 Quarterfinals Prediction

We are in for a brawl. Truth be told, no one expected Natus Vincere to compete in the quarterfinals. Furthermore, we have also seen Virtus.pro roster being eliminated early on. Below you can find esports predictions for both quarterfinals.

Heroic vs forZe

From time to time, we can see forZe step up and dominate everyone. That is the case here in EPICENTER 2019. Barely anyone gave them a chance, but here they are, fighting for the semifinals spot.

However, they will have a hard time against Heroic, a very dangerous Danish CS:GO team. Let’s talk about form. Truth be told, Heroic is not looking that good. They have beaten EHOME and they suffered two defeats to Natus Vincere.

On the other hand, forZe lost their opener to EG (a game that they should have won in my opinion). After that, they bounced back with victories again Virtus.pro and Evil Geniuses. Even though both matches were really close, the Russian squad showed great spirit.

Map pool is unpredictable in this one. Heroic will ban Train while forZe will want to remove Vertigo. This leaves us with a fat stack of maps for both teams. If Heroic pick Train, I believe that they will have an advantage. However, Inferno is an excellent choice for forZe.

This will leave us with one additional map. Heroic will remove Dust 2 while Mirage is a no-go for forZe. Eventually, things will end up on Nuke. With this map veto, I believe that Heroic will win this match and advance through to the semifinals.

Prediction: Heroic to win
Odds: 1.89
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Natus Vincere vs Evil Geniuses

A lot of people are expecting a complete brawl in this one, but I do not think that this will be the case.

Despite being stomped by Vitality, I believe that Na’Vi has what it takes to defeat Evil Geniuses. From my perspective, EG did not show a lot so far on EPICENTER 2019 and I could easily see them lose this match.

Truth be told, Na’Vi did not face a lot of opponents in their 3 matches since they had to play against Heroic twice. As for EG. They have competed without Brehze in two matches and from my perspective, they were lost.

When it comes to maps, EG will definitely ban Overpass while Na’Vi will look to remove Vertigo. This leaves us with more than enough maps for Natus Vincere to win this match. If they can get this match to Inferno, Nuke or Dust 2, I believe that they will cruise to victory.

Odds on Natus Vincere to win this match are solid, and I believe that they have what it takes to edge out EG in this one.

Prediction: Natus Vincere to win
Odds: 1.65
Betting Site: LOOT.bet

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