Dignitas and EnVyUs are matched up against each other in the DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016 to be held on the 16th of April 2016 at 14:00 CET.
Dignitas have impressed us with their performance so far. They won against Ninjas In Pyjamas and against EnVyUs in straight maps causing quite an upset. Dignitas have been improving their performances but their results depend heavily on the maps. They played Overpass against NIP and despite NIP claiming that they have vastly improved on Overpass through tactics and general gameplay there have been no results yet nor have we seen anything convincing out of the Swedish team on this map.
The second match up against Astralis was on cache,. Cache is the second worst map for Astralis while being the best map for Dignitas. As such the end scoreline should not surprise anyone.
EnVyUs on the other hand themselves seem to have admitted that they are not a top level team anymore. That is the harsh reality. EnVyUs scraped through wins over tempo storm and that is definitely not a satisfying sign.
EnVyUs’ maps seem to coincide with that of Dignitas’. Both teams like to play on Cache, Cobblestone and Mirage. These are their best maps by far and while Dignitas seem to have the upper hand on Cache (Dignitas’ best map) and Cobblestone (EnVyUs been slacking on this map recently), Mirage seems to slightly favor EnVyUs (55%-45%). EnVyUs do not seem to have much of a game plan, either they get lucky with their positioning on the map or their aim is just better. However against dignitas, that won’t be as easy.
MSL is a really good IGL who can dissect EnVyUs gameplay. They are also much more comfortable as a team than EnVyUs who recently had a roster change which was not entirely based on aim.
I think that considering the odds, a low bet on Dignitas makes sense here. We haven’t seen anything fruitful out of the EnVyUs lineup for quite some time whilst Dignitas have been quite consistent in their results reaching playoffs and semis and one finals of LAN events.
My Bet : Low on Dignitas.