Qualifying is final and we move on to the group stage brackets. The 8 teams (6 invited and 2 qualified) are split in to 2 groups of 4 where they will face off in a double elimination style bracket with the top 3 from each group moving on to the playoffs. These are all best of 5. Let’s dig in!
As you can see, pretty straight forward here. Keep in mind the in game score is divided by 100. So if a player averages 400 points per game, that will be 4 points. We also see that Goals are weighted the heaviest. Keep that in mind when building. Now let’s take a look at some Vegas Odds (we will update these closer to lock as well!).
- GP- Games Played
- W%- Win Percent
- SCPG- Score Per Game
- OSCAPG- Opponent Score Against Per Game
- GPG- Goals Per Game
- OGAPG- Opponent Goals Against Per Game
- APG- Assists Per Game
- OAAPG- Opponents Assists Against Per Game
- SAPG- Saves Per Game
- OSAAPG- Opponents Saves Against Per Game
- SHPG- Shots Per Game
- OSHAPG- Opponents Shots Against Per Game
Omelette Vs. NRG Esports
Omelette are the slates biggest dogs at +381. They face a brutal matchup against a NRG team who is giving up the least goals per game at 1.63. Cash fade, GPP with LionBlaze and Freshness.
As the slates biggest favorites at -625, expect NRG to be very popular, and for good reason. There 2.3 goals per game and 1.76 assists per game are both tops on the slate while Omellete is not scary defensively. All 3 guys are viable here and will be high owned.
Plot Twist Vs. Spacestation Gaming
Plot Twist are +214 dogs here. They dominated their way through the qualification stage and have some upside, but this is a tough matchup. Spacestation allows the lowest score, assists and shots against per game and also the 2nd fewest goals against. GPP only with mectos and sosa.
Pretty straight forward for SG. Sypical does the majority of the offensive work for SG and is the top play. Arsenal is a secondary option.
Rogue Vs. G2 Esports
Our lone tight spread, Rogue come in as +123 dogs, smallest on the slate, making them cash viable. G2’s aggressive offensive style leads to some easier shots, as evidence by G2’s goals and assists against despite not allowing many shots against. This puts Firstkiller in play with Kronovi a value option.
Though the smallest favorites on the slate at -164, G2 find themselves in a nice spot. They are the 2nd highest goals per game team on the slate and they face a Rogue defense that is allowing top 3 stats against in every category. Rizzo is a complete fade here while Chicago and JKnaps are strong cash plays.
eUnited Vs. Team Envy
This last match looks to be more of a defensive battle with both squads averaging under 2 goals per game and both allowing under 1.71 against per game. At +270 and in a match that doesn’t profile great, eUnited are a cash fade. If running MME stacks, Ayjacks and Hockser are the gpp pair.
While Envy are -400 favorites, 2nd largest no the slate, this just doesn’t appear to be a very sexy match for DFS. While Mist is the top option here, I prefer to grab a piece from say NRG for similar price. Turbopolsa and Atomic are nothing more than salary saving value options.