After a few days away, Perfect World Asia League Summer 2020 (PAL) is back! Tonight brings us the quarter-finals of the plays, meaning a 4 game slate! These are all best of 3. Let’s dig in!!
Invictus Vs. D13
Invictus come in as the #3 seed and are taking on the #6 seed in D13. They are -263 favorites here, 3rd biggest on the slate. This will be the 3rd meeting between these 2 since May 23rd. The first two both were 2-1 in favor of Invictus. flying is the obvious top play here followed by xiasoGe and Viva.
With 4 clear favorites, no reason to play a dog in cash. D13 are GPP only with skOR, Annihilation and rate being the stack.
Consider: flying, xiaosaGe, Viva (Cash/GPP)
Prediction: 2-1 Invictus
ViCi Vs. Lucid Dream
ViCi are the number 2 seed and are taking on the 8th seeded Lucid Dream. Not surprisingly, ViCi are the slate biggest favorites at -1000. Kaze and JamYoung are two of the top plays on the slate and priced accordingly. aumaN and zhokiNg offer some cheaper exposure, and I like them in that order. You could also consider advent as a pure punt IF you believe ViCi sweep, something they have done both previous meetings with LD. Though understand his numbers are poor, so it does carry some risk.
GPP only. PTC and JohnOlsen
Consider: JamYoung, kaze, aumaN, zhokiNg (Cash/GPP) advent (Punt)
Prediction: 2-0 ViCi
TYLOO Vs. Divine Vendetta
Riding an 8 game win streak, it was TYLOO who finished atop the group stage with an 8-1 record. They are taking on the 7 seed in Divine Vendetta, a team they have swept twice this year. They are the slates 2nd biggest favorites at -909. They are a super deep team with all 5 guys having amazing numbers and all being viable plays. TYLOO is my favorite team on the slate due to their varied pricing and strong numbers.
Consider: DANK1NG, SLOWLY, Attacker, Summer, somebody (Cash/GPP)
Prediction: 2-0 TYLOO
TIGER Vs. Beyond
In our tightest spread of the day, Tiger (4 seed) are -238 favorites over Beyond (#5 seed). The line is this way because TIGER have historically done very well against Beyond, winning both meetings this year and both meetings last year. Overall, TIGER hold an 8 map to 2 advantage. erkaSt is the top option here followed by dobu, both of whom are pretty cheap for their numbers, especially erkaSt. nin9 and kabal are also viable here with kabal a viable value.
Olivia, qqGOD and Kntz are a viable GPP stack.
Consider: erkaSt, dobu, nin9 (Cash/GPP) kabal (Value)
Prediction: 2-1 TIGER
Note: Bold indicates a stronger lean for that player. All stats are over the course of the last 3 months.