EXTR and Unique will open week 2 of the ESL One CIS Upper Division group stage. Frankly speaking, both of them are far from dreaming about notching first place in regional competition. But, this doesn’t mean that we have to miss the match.
Team Unique has passed to the event through quals where CemaTheSlayer and Ghostik’s squad was looking quite dominant. However, Unique could not oppose NaVi in the main tournament, scoring a 0:2 lose within two under 30 mins maps.
Extremum roster looks even more unknown. The team has lost the opening match to Spirit 0:2. The main goal for EXTR ‘no names’ will be saving a place in the CIS upper division. At this moment, the team also plays at Snow Sweet Snow commercial event and Extremum is doing good in this Tier 3 tourney. The guys have won 4 games, losing only to PuckChamp in their latest meeting.
I agree with the bookies that this will be a match of equal rivals, however, I would give a slightly bigger advantage to Unique. Having a roster that features such players as CemaTheSlayer and Ghostik the team should be an automatic favorite in the meeting with a rival like Extremum. Therefore, my pick is Match Winner – Team Unique with BUFF.bet odds 2.07.