We roll on with the Eden Arena Malta Vibes Cup 2. This is a 16 team event with teams ranging from #27 in the world to #91. There is a 40k prize pool up for grabs and this is only a 4 day tournament. Today brings us the final group stage action with Group D. Once again, 2 game slate with both being best of 1. Let’s dig in!
Endpoint Vs. HONORIS
Endpoint are a slate high -303 favorites. Per usual, this is automatically going to lead to ownership for Endpoint. Things start with the duo of CRUC1AL and Thomas. Surreal is a valid 3rd option while robiin represents a solid value option.
Because this is a best of 1, which can lead to more upsets, the combo of STOMP and reiko make for a viable GPP stack. Fade all in cash.
Consider: CRUC1AL, Thomas, Surreal (Cash/GPP) robiin (Value)
Prediction: 1-0 Endpoint
Another decent favorite, AA come in at -263. They feature an extremely well balanced team with really all 5 guys being viable. kressy is the clear top play and has the slates highest individual 3 month rating. stfn and mirbit are extremely affordable here as well despite really solid numbers across the board. Expect the value of AA to lead to the double stack with Endpoint to be chalk in cash.
Once again, in this best of 1 format, the potential for an upset is higher than with a best of 3. This puts the trio of raalz, Cabbi and maNkz a viable GPP stack.
Consider: kressy, stfn, slaxz- (Cash/GPP) mirbit (Value)
Prediction: 1-0 ALTERNATE aTTaX
Note: Bold indicates a stronger lean for that player. All stats are over the course of the last 3 months.