We continue on with the Perfect World Asia League Summer 2020 action. We are still in the group stages where 10 teams are battling for the top 8 spots. These are best of 3. Let’s dig in!
ViCi Vs. Beyond
ViCi are -370 favorites, largest on the slate. They actually sit behind Beyond in the group stage, but its their dominance over Beyond that has them favored here. These 2 have met 4 times in 2020 already with ViCi sweeping all 4, giving them an 8-0 map advantage. Things start Kaze and JamYoung for ViCi while aumaN is the 3rd option, though I would rather play kaze at $200 less. zhokiNg is viable as well while advent is a full fade.
Given Beyond’s struggles with ViCi this year, they are not cash viable. qqGOD and Olivia paired with either of stk or Kntz is a viable GPP stack though.
Consider: JamYoung, aumaN, Kaze, zhokiNg (Cash/GPP)
Prediction: 2-0 ViCi
D13 Vs. Invictus
D13 are +138 dogs here, which makes them cash viable. I am mainly interested in skOR who comes in at only 6.6k despite having a really solid 1.14 3 month rating. Annihilation and rate are viable as well, though they are really more of GPP plays due to pricing.
At -182, Invictus are the 2nd largest favorites on the slate. Really all 5 here are viable plays with flying the top option while Oi is a punt.
Consider: skOR (Cash/GPP) flying, xiaosaGe,Viva (Cash/GPP) DeStRoYeR (Value) Oi (Punt)
Prediction: 2-1 Invictus
Lucid Dream Vs. Mazaalai
Our final match brings us the number 8 seed vs number 9 seed. Lucid are slight favorites here at -132 in a match they have to have to hold on to that last playoff spot. PTC is really the main option here as he is the only one with a positive KDR. Though JohnOlsen’s .70 kills per round and damage pushing 80 as well as his price certainly make him viable as well. Foxz represents a viable punt if you like Lucid to win here.
Cash FADE. Machinegun would be the only viable option but he is the most expensive play on the slate for some reason.
Consider: PTC, JohnOlsen (Cash/GPP) Foxz (Punt)
Prediction: 2-1 Lucid Dream
Note: Bold indicates a stronger lean for that player. All stats are over the course of the last 3 months.