Astralis and CLoud9 are matched up against each other in the Elimination match of ECS to be held on the 25th of June 2016 at 15:15 CEST
Astralis lost to TSM yesterday, an upset that not many expected. However considering the fact that the map was Cobblestone, it should not come as a big surprise to many. Astralis have almost always banned Cobblestone and the one time they actually play on it, they lost to a much lower levelled team in TSM [ also their previous org 😛 ]. However, the score was still 13-16 in whats a very close scoreline. Astralis are definitely the better team in this match, and they are ahead of the NA team by a large margin.
Cloud9 played on Dust2 yesterday in what many consider to be a strong map for them. The NA side however lost to Fnatic 13-16 on this map. It is still a good scoreline, but it required one of their best maps to reach 13 rounds. If the map would have been a Mirage or some map that they do not play as much, I would have expected the scoreline to be more severe of the NA side. Cloud9 as a team are still improving and there are many aspects where the team is lacking.
This is a best of three elimination match and it would be surprising if Astralis manage to lose this. A sensible veto from them is expected as they would not allow Cobblestone to pass through [ its one of the best maps for Cloud9]
The Prediction : 80%-20% Astralis
The Bet : High on Astralis.