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Open Semi-Finals Results and Bronze Match Prediction

RGL-Open

   The Godfather   - 11/19/2018

Introduction

This week's article will only cover the Semi-Finals matches and the Bronze match. The Grand-Finals match will have its own article next week.

Author's Note

I pulled an all nighter for a term paper last night so like, don't crucify me for errors in this one. Also sincere apologies to The Garage Band for baiting the second half of our scrim :(

Seeding

1. Sifety - 19.7 Points
2. el Deguello - 18 Points
3. Barcode-HL - 14 Points
4. Late Night Legends - 12.3 Points
5. The Garage Band - 11.4 Points
6. Team - 11.4 Points
7. God’s Plan - 9.6 Points
8. Ringers - 9.0 Points

Semi-Finals Results


#1 Sifety vs #5 The Garage Band

Sifety: DanTheMan11 // Pup // Com-Lag // A Satanic Fish // Hael // gLuD // Guild Knight Nub[ // Page // Bliztank
The Garage Band: Vacket // Hoekstra TF // Rhysand // Joey // AstronomyTwin // Smokey // LucG_ // Thot Patrol // Lookout! Awwww.

Pick/Bans

The Garage Band bans koth_product_rc9
Sifety bans koth_lakeside_final
Sifety picks pl_swiftwater_final1
The Garage Band picks cp_steel
The Garage Band bans koth_ashville_rc1
Sifety picks pl_upward

pl_swiftwater_final1

cp_steel

pl_upward


Analysis:

The Garage Band was able to get an early round off of Sifety but couldn't get anything else out of the match. Sifety really turned steel into a dm map and I look forward to seeing how both teams perform in their respective finals matches.
Prediction: 2-1 Sifety
Result: 2-0 Sifety

#2 el Deguello vs #3 Barcode-HL

el Deguello: Steiner // Focks // Cookie // -L // ||||||||||| // Sips // ? // St3vo // Catfish
Barcode-HL: angent // Latte // escape // juice // mocha // DatDrop // TopsideHorse // Captured // mcgee

Pick/Bans

Barcode-HL bans cp_steel
el Deguello bans koth_ashville_rc1
el Deguello picks pl_swiftwater_final1
Barcode-HL picks koth_product_rc9
Barcode-HL bans pl_upward
el Deguello picks pl_borneo

pl_swiftwater_final1

koth_product_rc9

pl_borneo


Analysis:

So Barcode took this win almost 3 hours after the official start time, when they won in a Best of 1 match on Borneo. El Deguello was able to beat Barcode on product, which was certainly a surprise. However, it was a very close map, coming down to just a few seconds on the last round.
Prediction: 2-1 Barcode-HL
Results: 2-1 Barcode-HL

Bronze Match Prediction

#2 El Deguello vs. #5 The Garage Band

el Deguello: Steiner // ? // Cookie // -L // ||||||||||| // ScottLuck // ? // St3vo // Catfish
The Garage Band: Vacket // Hoekstra TF // Rhysand // Joey // AstronomyTwin // Smokey // LucG_ // Thot Patrol // Lookout! Awwww.

Pick/Bans

The Garage Band bans koth_lakeside_final
el Deguello bans pl_swiftwater_final1
el Deguello picks koth_product_rc9
The Garage Band picks cp_steel
The Garage Band bans koth_ashville_rc1
el Deguello picks pl_borneo

koth_product_rc9

After El Deguello's close victory over Barcode-HL last week on product I was not at all surprised to see this pick.

cp_steel

Sifety used steel as a dm map against The Garage Band last week, and I fear El Deguello may be able to do the same thing here. HOWEVER, The Garage Band is extremely resilient and they may use this map once again to turn the tide in their favor.

pl_borneo

So El Deguello lost to Barcode in a BO1 last week, and in scrims against higher level teams, they held their ground fairly well. This could go to The Garage Band.

Analysis:

If el Deguello fields a team they have the advantage, even if they are ringing players from teams they have previously beaten. This one is looking like it might end up with a forfeit win for The Garage Band.
Prediction: 3-0 The Garage Band or 2-1 The Garage Band (if match is played)